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Offline Willpower

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Re: NEW 2014 Mazda 3
« Reply #120 on: January 30, 2016, 10:27:01 AM »
Somewhere in the depths of my confused mind,     I seem to remember Mazda saying that they were shelving the MPS (Mazda Performance Series) range of cars.   
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Re: NEW 2014 Mazda 3
« Reply #121 on: January 30, 2016, 05:17:21 PM »
The MPS doesn't really fit in with their current direction and never sold brilliantly so could understand them canning it. Also they'd be building a new engine just for it or having to heavily modify a skyactiv lump given the compression ratios the unboosted ones run.

Although from what I've read the RS engine is derived from the old 2.3 so apparently it can do big power and pass emissions tests.

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Re: NEW 2014 Mazda 3
« Reply #122 on: January 30, 2016, 07:29:14 PM »
I was test driving a cx3 at the time I feel sure he said late this year ,I will ask them again next time I'm in the dealers .
Ive found this on another site http://2016bestcars.com/2016-mazda-3-mps-release-date/  .seems like they will  use  2.5 litre skyactive engine.

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Re: NEW 2014 Mazda 3
« Reply #123 on: January 30, 2016, 07:54:41 PM »
Yep, I saw that before. That's a US  website.   But I think that IF a new MPS comes out, it won't be in Europe/UK.    However I'd be glad to be proved wrong.

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Re: NEW 2014 Mazda 3
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