MazdaSpeed 3 or Mazda 3 MPS (Mazda Performance Series) as it is called in Europe, is a new sports car that is going to make the difference in 2016. Based on a refreshed version of the Mazda 3 model, it has won three Car and Driver 10 best awards and three Ward’s awards for its engine, promising a bright future. The new model is expected to be the most prosperous car since the Mazda RX-7, basically due to the lightweight finely crafted chassis and the renovations made.
The anticipated automobile will be offered with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with Skyactiv-G gasoline, which will also appear in the next generation of the Mazda CX-9 crossover. This raises its horsepower to about 325, unlike the older model which offered up to 265 hp with a 2.3-liter engine. This engine switch allows a 60 horsepower gaining, offering higher speed.
Despite the fact that the brand is famous for its front-wheel models, it is claimed that 2016 MazdaSpeed 3 will have an all-wheel driving option, due to the new AWD system, for the first time in their history. The power bump and the new AWD system will make the 2016 MazdaSpeed 3 compete with the latest model of Subaru, called Subaru WRX STI in the sport compact car category. In addition, there is a 6-speed manual transmission. Probably the automatic option will not be available, as all the previous Mazda models were manual.
We are expecting a fully redesigned model with a fresh and stylish look. On the inside of the car, the seats are quite sporty with a special color-scheme. As for the exterior design, the 2016 MazdaSpeed 3 is equipped with bigger wheels made of light metal. Also, there is a heavier exhaust system and strong Brembo brakes giving a sharp and aggressive style. The taillights and the headlights are going to be narrower and some aero pieces will be added for a comfort driving experience. Different front and rear fascias will be added, too. Mazda is well-known for its classic sport style, which means that the new MazdaSpeed 3 will come in several basic classic colors for the inside and outside, without anything extravagant.
The starting price is said to be around 30,000$. However, some car experts claim that the price will start from 25,000$. The 2016 MazdaSpeed 3 is expected to be released in the second half of 2016 and hopefully it will appear as a 2016 model. Car enthusiasts around the world are looking forward to this date.