Mazda has revealed the European outputs of its new Skyactiv-X engine, the world’s first commercial petrol engine combining spark and compression ignition.
Debuting in the all-new Mazda 3 in Europe, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Skyactiv-X engine utilizes Mazda’s unique spark plug controlled compression ignition (SPCCI) technology combined with the compression ignition of a diesel engine.
This combination is said to deliver the performance of a petrol engine and the quick-response of a diesel to give drivers the best of both worlds.
Mazda claims power outputs of 132kW at 6000rpm and 224Nm of torque at 3000rpm from the engine. The Skyactiv-X is also quoted as delivering excellent fuel economy with up to 52.3mpg in European speak which equates to 5.4L/100km on the WLTP cycle. This is dependent on the transmission and wheel size.
The engine will work with a 24V mild-hybrid system, which further minimises fuel consumption by recycling energy recovered during deceleration that powers an electric motor that assists the engine.
It is expected the new engine will be in Australia from July in higher-spec models of the Mazda 3. Stay tuned.
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