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Mazda not giving up on bringing diesels to North America

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According to the EPA, an awd CX-5 equipped with a diesel 2.2l turbo four is rated at 27 city, 30 hwy and 28 combined. Versus a gasoline and CX-5 at 24 city, 30 hwy and 26 combined.
Carscoops: Mazda CX-5 Diesel fuel ratings
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Wow, that would be a hard sell from a fuel economy perspective, but now they'll have a non-premium gas engine that puts out some decent power.
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Chickennbeans wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 7:08 am
Wow, that would be a hard sell from a fuel economy perspective, but now they'll have a non-premium gas engine that puts out some decent power.
Cx-5 doesn't need premium fuel though?
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Gboard2 wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 9:06 am
Cx-5 doesn't need premium fuel though?
The only engine Mazda has with any real power is the turbo'd 2.5,which I think requires premium.
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Chickennbeans wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 9:12 am
The only engine Mazda has with any real power is the turbo'd 2.5,which I think requires premium.
Premium is required for the 250 HP as opposed to 227 on regular, torque is at 310 regardless of which fuel.
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Sunzjd wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 9:54 am
Premium is required for the 250 HP as opposed to 227 on regular, torque is at 310 regardless of which fuel.
That's not bad. Didn't realize that! Now they just have to bring it to the cx-5.
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Mazda better gets back to the drawing board.
Chickennbeans wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 7:08 am
Wow, that would be a hard sell from a fuel economy perspective, but now they'll have a non-premium gas engine that puts out some decent power.
??? puny 150?
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That's not the reason why it is taking so long. They have to pass emissions testing from California's Air Resources Board which is the most stringent standard in the world. Unlike VW....Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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Mazda is an interesting company, but their lack of investment into hybrids/ev tech may make them completely irrelevant in the near future.

Really? They are developing diesel for NA in 2018 when everyone else brings plug in hybrids and EVs.
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Andro wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 4:35 pm
Mazda is an interesting company, but their lack of investment into hybrids/ev tech may make them completely irrelevant in the near future.

Really? They are developing diesel for NA in 2018 when everyone else brings plug in hybrids and EVs.
Really Ev or Hybrid not even on the radar for most people . I only know one person that has a EV . I work at a place with 1000 people and only one Ev . Maybe two hybrids .
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pfbmgd wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 4:41 pm
Really Ev or Hybrid not even on the radar for most people . I only know one person that has a EV . I work at a place with 1000 people and only one Ev . Maybe two hybrids .
Do you work in Queen's Park?
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Chickennbeans wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 9:12 am
The only engine Mazda has with any real power is the turbo'd 2.5,which I think requires premium.
Maybe in their today's line up.
When I had the Mazdaspeed3, it was a nice powerful hatchback for it's class. In 2007, it kicks 263hp and 280 tq and run 5.5 sec on 0-100km/hr.
Same for the Mazdaspeed6, a little bit faster with the AWD. Back to the late 90s and they had the Rotary RX-7 with 280hp.

Now, Mazda focus on fuel economy Sky-active and such, no more fun powerful cars.
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Andro wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 4:35 pm
Mazda is an interesting company, but their lack of investment into hybrids/ev tech may make them completely irrelevant in the near future.

Really? They are developing diesel for NA in 2018 when everyone else brings plug in hybrids and EVs.
They have a lucrative partnership with Toyota that includes licensing their hybrid tech - you can actually get a hybrid Mazda3 in Japan.

Mazda isn't jumping into EV because it's not profitable for a company their size to jump into developing tech that is obsolete on a 5 year lifecycle the way EV's are today.

Read into HCCI, they're neck deep into it, should see it on market in the next year and a half.. It's about perfecting one thing before jumping ship to the next.
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Wonder what the real world fuel economy will be like.

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