2006 Mazda 3 MPS review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 23 March 2006 , 20:03:12 byEmil

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Mazda 3 MPS

The all-new Mazda3 MPS represents the second MPS sports model after the Mazda6 MPS, which was launched two months ago in Europe. Its distinctly MPS design beautifully blends a strong, yet refined sporty road presence that continues in the interior, taking Mazda craftsmanship and quality to an upper level. It is outfitted with Mazda's 2.3-litre DISI* Turbo petrol engine in a front engine, front-wheel drive layout that delivers 184 kW/250 PS at 5,500 rpm together with a maximum torque of 380 Nm at 3,000 rpm, thus making Mazda3 MPS one of the most powerful compact sports models with FWD. Its Euro Stage IV compliant shows fuel consumption levels that are extremely good for a car featuring this kind of performance.

The all-new Mazda3 MPS takes its place as the flagship of the Mazda3 facelift line up and is the second MPS sports model after the Mazda6 MPS, launched just two months ago in Europe.

The Mazda3 MPS has a distinctly MPS design that combines a refined, yet strong and sporty road presence that is carried over into the interior with look and feel that evolves Mazda craftsmanship and quality even further.

Mazda3 MPS is outfitted with Mazda's 2.3-litre DISI* Turbo petrol engine in a front engine, front-wheel drive (FWD) layout that produces more than 184 kW/250 PS at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 380 Nm at 3,000 rpm. This not only makes Mazda3 MPS one of the most powerful and responsive compact sports models with FWD, it combines this with a stiffer body shell and a suspension with 60 percent improvement in roll stiffness versus the Mazda3 facelift standard model for superior Zoom-Zoom handling attributes.

Mazda's petrol direct injection technology not only makes the new Mazda3 MPS powerful, it is also Euro Stage IV compliant with fuel consumption levels that are particularly good for a car with this kind of performance.