Mazda MAZDASPEED3 information:
The Mazdaspeed3 is a sport compact hatchback that first was introduced in 2007, by Mazdas division called Mazdaspeed. Mazdaspeed is an internal high-performance and tuning, race division, which is involved in building vehicles and motorsport development; they also offer performance parts and other vehicle accessories. Mazdaspeed3 which is often in Europe called as Mazda 3 MPS, MPS stands for Mazda Performance Series. Mazdaspeed3 in Japan is called Mazdaspeed Axela. The vehicle was first introduced in 2006. The production began shortly after the introduction and the first Mazdaspeed3 was manufactured in 2007. There are two generations of Mazdaspeed3 vehicle, the first one Mazda3 MPS, production lasted from 2007 to 2009, while the second generation started in 2010, when Mazdaspeed3 upgraded their vehicle and launched a new one. The production of second generation Mazda3 MPS, however, lasted only for three years. The Mazdaspeed3 is Mazdas first exclusive hatchback since the early 1990s when they first released BG Familiar GT-X.
Mazdaspeed 3 production began in 2007, however it was only short lived and was discontinued in 2009, only 2 years after its first production. The vehicle is a five door hatchback, which uses the body of Mazda 3, which was introduced in 2004; it has a standard GKN limited slip differential, it also has a front wheel drive, 6 –speed manual transmission, no Mazdaspeed3 with an automatic transmission was ever made. Its suspension was more firmly tuned compared to regular Mazda 3. The standard mazdaspeed3 also has only summer tires offered, which caused different opinions amongst the critics. There is an Inline-four, 2.3 liters gasoline engine build in it, which can produce 263 horsepower and has 196 kilo Watts. Its engine even though very powerful might cause unwanted noise when driving on a low speed that could irritate certain drivers. Mazda 3 MPS is very fast, it can reach about 100 kilometers per hour in almost 5.4 seconds! The vehicle received numerous praises for its great engine from a number of different reviewers, so no wonder why it was listed in “Wards” 10 Best Engines for three years straight! The vehicle is 4,485 millimeters (176.6 inches) long, 1,465 millimeters (57.7 inches) tall, its width is 1755 millimeters (69.1 inches) and its wheelbase is 2640 millimeters (103.9 inches). The vehicle isn’t small, so there’s plenty of room in its interior. Mazda 3 MPS is known for its sharp handling, however it might be a big difficult to handle this car when driving on a bumpy road. Another issue raised by a number of different people is its complicated and poor stereo.
Mazda later on offered two trim levels of Mazdaspeed 3. It is Grant Touring and Mazdaspeed3 Sport. The first model - Grand Touring, it might have only a couple of differences, compared to Mazdaspeed 3 Sport edition, in its exterior, except maybe for the LED tail lights, that were installed. But their interiors are completely different. Grand Touring interior has leather and lycra weave racing seats, it also has Bose stereo built inside the car, along with the Xenon headlamps. Both of the vehicles: Mazdaspeed 3 Sport & Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring offer built in airbags for passengers, air-curtains, racing seats and a number of different car interior accessories. The vehicles also have an improved handling and its control under quick and heavy breaking, as well as an improved ABS, that assist you in the hardest of surfaces, such as wet road.
The second generation of Mazdaspeed3 started in 2010. The production only lasted for three years, when it was put to an end in 2013. Once again the body picked for Mazdaspeed3 was Mazda3 hatchback. It’s a front wheel drive hatchback with four doors. Even though the wheelbase remained the same, compared to the first generation Mazda3 MPS, but its length increased from 4,485 millimeters to 4,510 millimeters, width was decreased by 5 millimeters to 1,770, as well as its height – to 1,460 millimeters. Even though its size changed barely, however the weight of the vehicle was increased, luckily it’s compensated by the new improved engine control unit and gear fixes. Mazdaspeed3 retained the same MZR 2.3 DISI four cylinders Turbo charged engine, with them more useful power curve was provided as well as the revised gear ratios. Standard second generation Mazdaspeed3 also includes 18 inch wheels, a sport tuned suspension, climate control, sport front seats, along with the modern technology updates: Bluetooth phone, audio connectivity, with the same Bose stereo that was used in both first generation Mazdaspeed3 Sport and Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring. The second generation Mazdaspeed 3 also increased the space inside the vehicle, even though the first generation Mazda 3 MPS, was positively rated as a vehicle with plenty of room inside it, so even adults can easily sit in the back. There’s also plenty of room inside the trunk and you can also fold the back seats down to even more increase the size of the already large trunk. The suspension a long with the steering were also changed in the second generation Mazdaspeed3, in order to improve its performance, most notable change was the introduction of electric assisted steering. Mazdaspeed also fixed its predecessors errors: A new hood scoop was added in, in order to keep the heatsoak to a minimum, which was an often complaint made by the customers with the previous first generation Mazdaspeed3. The new engine helped to improve vehicles speed, Mazdaspeed3 managed to reach almost 100 kilometers per hour in 5.2 seconds; it is 0.2 seconds faster than the first generation Mazdaspeed3. The final 2013 version was included with wheels powdercoated a black hue, along with the mirrors as well as the back valance covered in black color.
2013 version of Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is also included with a built in TomTom navigation.
Mazdaspeed3 is also well known for receiving a number of different awards since its creation. The vehicle won “Car and Driver’s 10 Best list” for 2007, 2008 and 2010. Mazda 3 MPV also was selected as an All Star in “Automobile Magazine” 2007 edition.
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Mazda MAZDASPEED3 modifications:
|All Mazda MAZDASPEED3 years|
|modification||price||cylinder||wheels||doors||width x length x height||clearance|
Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M) (2012 - 2013)
|24,200$||4||front wheel drive||4||69.7 x 177.6 x 57.5||4.7|
Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M) (2010 - 2011)
|23,700$||4||front wheel drive||4||69.7 x 177.6 x 57.5||4.7|