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Mazda accepting orders for Skyactiv-X with SPCCI technology

5 June 2019

Mazda today announced it is launching its gasoline compression ignition Skyactiv-X petrol engine in the all-new Mazda3 model. Customers can now order the Mazda3 Skyactiv-X in various European countries, with the first customer deliveries due this autumn, said the company.

Featuring Mazda’s spark plug controlled compression ignition (SPCCI) technology, the 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Skyactiv-X engine is the world’s first commercial petrol unit to combine the spark ignition of a petrol engine with the compression ignition of a diesel. The Skyactiv-X engine was announced in August 2017.

The new Mazda3 Skyactiv-X operates at a compression ratio of 16.3:1 and delivers 132 kW (180 hp) of power and 224 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. Depending on the body type (Sedan/Hatchback), transmission (6MT/6AT), powertrain (FWD/AWD), and wheel size (16"/18") the new Mazda3 Skyactiv-X achieved WLTP fuel consumption (combined) of 5.4-6.9 L/100 km; WLTP CO2 emissions of 122-157 g/km; NEDC fuel consumption (combined) of 4.3-5.5 L/100 km; and NEDC CO2 emissions of 96-125 g/km.

The Mazda3 Skyactiv-X is also equipped with Mazda M Hybrid technology, fitted as standard. The intelligent 24V mild-hybrid system minimizes fuel consumption, increasing fuel economy and lowering emissions by recycling energy recovered during deceleration that powers an electric motor that assists the engine.

The Mazda3 Skyactiv-X is available on both the hatchback and sedan models with a choice of six-speed Skyactiv-MT manual or six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmissions. The Mazda i-Activ all-wheel-drive system is available as an option on the Mazda3 Skyactiv-X Hatchback.

Source: Mazda