The popular Mazda CX-5 looks set to get a turbocharged petrol engine in the very near future after the brand filled documents for regulatory approval for an expanded engine range.
Currently, Mazda offers the CX-5 with two naturally aspirated petrol engines (2.0-litre and 2.5-litre) and a turbo-diesel (2.2-litre).
Although there has been no official announcement from Mazda Australia, the smart money is on the CX-5 getting the 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol currently available in the CX-9 and Mazda 6. In those cars, it produces 170kW of power and 420Nm of torque, we expect those figures to be carried over to the CX-5.
The documents show Mazda plans to use the turbo petrol engine to drive models at the business end of the CX-5 range as it will be exclusively available with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive.
The outputs of the 2.5-litre engine are likely to give the CX-5 bragging rights as one of the performance leaders in what is a very competitive market segment.
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