Mazda3 turbo will officially be a thing in July
You guys asked for it and Mazda is almost ready for delivery. On Thursday, the Japanese automaker drew a coward for us on Thursday and teased what is almost certainly.
Remember, the rumors really heated up earlier this month after the dealer code screenshot allegedly confirmed the turbocharged Mazda3. Mazda had nothing to say about the report, but the automaker went back to the Twitter archives when we first published the story to tell the roadshow, “Power comes to those who wait . “
The tweet contains some graphics and a link to a YouTube video with an engine revealing the numbers 7, 8 and 2020. We think this means that we will officially see the Mazda3 Turbo first on July 8th. The automaker did not immediately return. Roadshow request for comment when asked for additional information.
A turbocharged alternative toMazda has been a long-awaited option from fans. In fact, Mazda3’s program manager, Kota Beppu, told Autocar last year that he would hear such huge support for such a model. It is possible that positive feedback helped propel Mazda into decision-making.
As for the engine, we’ll likely see Mazda’s familiar 2.5-liter turbo-four, which makes 250 horsepower, And . If the automaker decides to keep the power the same – please do, Mazda – that will easily hang with one , Which currently makes 228 hp. It can not be true , But it would certainly pack a punch in the same spirit.
The only bummer is, according to those dealer codes, the turbocharged engine will not be offered with a manual transmission. Instead, it will be exclusively paired with an automatic and all-wheel drive. It should also be available on both sedans and hatchbacks. We will have all the answers in less than two weeks.