– The All-New Gasoline Engine Wins Mazda’s 10th Engine Award From WardsAuto World –
IRVINE, Calif. (December 9, 2011) – SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, Mazda’s all-new fuel-efficient and performance-oriented engineering technology, has been accessible in a North American marketplace for reduction than twin months though already a awards are pier up. Today, WardsAuto World named a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine a leader of a 2012 Ward’s 10 Best Engines award. The SKYACTIV-G engine is partial of a altogether SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY umbrella, that includes innovative new engines and transmissions as good as stronger and lighter physique and framework systems. These modernized technologies concentration on augmenting altogether automobile potency by lightweight materials and softened pattern while also augmenting responsiveness.
“With SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, Mazda has again pushed a bounds of gathering in sequence to offer consumers world-class automobile efficiency, best-in-class fuel economy and rare pushing dynamics in a form of Zoom-Zoom,” pronounced Jim O’Sullivan, boss and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “”Mazda is a ardent brand, focused on engineering, performance, pattern and improving on all in between, and it is an respect to be famous for these efforts.”
The SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine facilities a world’s top application ratio for a mass-produced automobile during 14:1, that is on standard with a world’s highest-performance racecars. Tuned for a North American market, a 2012 Mazda3 facilities a SKYACTIV-G engine with a 12:1 application ratio tuned to run on 87-octane unchanging unleaded gasoline. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated during 28 city/40 highway/33 combined.
“There are a lot of excellent new affordable four-cylinder engines accessible in a marketplace today, though a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine in a Mazda3 compress automobile is a best of a lot,” combined Tom Murphy, executive editor, WardsAuto World. “On their measure sheets, a WardsAuto editors described this worldly engine as ‘smooth,’ ‘quick,’ ‘frisky’ and ‘fascinating,’ with an scarcely high application ratio. That’s a pointer of high thermal efficiency, and we reliable that by removing some-more than 34 mpg during a altogether exam drive.”
Other highlights of a SKYACTIV-G engine embody a 4-2-1 empty system, form pistons, multi-hole injectors and other redesigned innovations, all contributing to altogether reductions in weight and engine friction. A twin consecutive valve timing (S-VT) intake assists in minimizing pumping losses. When compared to a company’s MZR 2.0-liter gasoline engine, Mazda’s engineering modifications led to a 5 percent boost in horsepower, 10 percent boost in high-end torque and a 21 percent boost in fuel economy in a Mazda3.
In a 18th year, a Ward’s 10 Best Engines foe focuses on all-new or significantly softened engines. Thirty-five particular powertrain nominees were comprehensively tested over a two-month duration by WardsAuto editors. The 2012 competitors enclosed electric vehicles as good as all a winners from a prior awards year, and no vehicle’s bottom cost was some-more than $55,000.
This is a 10thWard’s 10 Best Engines eminence awarded to Mazda. Mazda’s final win was in 2008 with a MZR 2.3-liter Direct-Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) turbocharged engine, that is now accessible on a high-performance MAZDASPEED3 compress five-door and CX-7 mid-size SUV.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees a sales, marketing, tools and patron use support of Mazda vehicles in a United States, Canada and Mexico by scarcely 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
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 SKYACTIV is a purebred heading of Mazda Motor Corporation.
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