Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Turbo AWD Mazda3 for 2021

  1. #1
    Jr Member Captain Mazda's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Age
    32
    Ride
    Kawasaki Ninja 300
    Posts
    905
    Thanks
    90
    Thanked 299 Times in 197 Posts
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Turbo AWD Mazda3 for 2021

    Don't get too excited about the return of the MS3 just yet. The document also reveals the Mazda 3 turbo will only be available with a six-speed automatic transmission. This is somewhat in line with what we heard last year from Mazda 3 project manager Kota Beppu, who said a turbocharged 3 should be fast, but also "responsible and friendly…more friendly than a Golf GTI." Another hint that this won't be a tire-scorching hot hatch is Mazda's recent push toward luxury. The turbocharged variant of the Mazda 6 midsize sedan boasts a 250-hp four-cylinder engine. However, Mazda limits the 6's hotter powertrain to higher-end trims, where it serves as a complement to those models' greater refinement and upscale accoutrements, as opposed to a selling point in itself.
    https://www.motortrend.com/news/2021...turbo-details/

  2. #2
    Moderator S.F.W.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North York
    Age
    42
    Posts
    18,162
    Thanks
    959
    Thanked 1,397 Times in 738 Posts
    Mentioned
    416 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Turbo AWD Mazda3 for 2021

    Will wait and see. If it comes to fruition, more power can be made with a tune adjustment.

    Sent from my SM-G986W using Tapatalk
    2010 Black Mazdaspeed 3 - Lightly modded

  3. #3
    Jr Member Captain Mazda's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Age
    32
    Ride
    Kawasaki Ninja 300
    Posts
    905
    Thanks
    90
    Thanked 299 Times in 197 Posts
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Turbo AWD Mazda3 for 2021

    I just don't see the point if it's not going to be offered in a manual. AWD Turbo is for enthusiasts who want full control and this just makes the WRX STI a more attractive option for potential buyers. Mazda seems confused right now as to what kind of demographic it wants to cater to and it's hurting them badly.

  4. #4
    Sr Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    5,017
    Thanks
    105
    Thanked 336 Times in 242 Posts
    Mentioned
    129 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Turbo AWD Mazda3 for 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Mazda View Post
    I just don't see the point if it's not going to be offered in a manual. AWD Turbo is for enthusiasts who want full control and this just makes the WRX STI a more attractive option for potential buyers. Mazda seems confused right now as to what kind of demographic it wants to cater to and it's hurting them badly.
    except the wrx or sti has been using the almost same power train for what 10 years. its dated, even the inside of the new ones could be much nicer. and lets not talk about reliability.. or lack there of. i think the mazda awd just opens the doors to tunes, mods and more power.

    but that said i think a manual option is the way to go, sadly manual cars are dying, even Hyundai is starting to offer an automatic version of the Veloster N. im sure its a matter of time before manual is a thing of the past, even the new vettes are auto
    Quote Originally Posted by Lmmorden View Post
    Costco = good cheap solution
    Just go to automotive and ask to see their nuts
    It's like a buck a nut

  5. #5
    Sr Member SirWanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    3,245
    Thanks
    619
    Thanked 1,619 Times in 802 Posts
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Turbo AWD Mazda3 for 2021

    For those interested:

    "Without music, life would be a mistake."
    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
    "Creativity is intelligence having fun." ~ Albert Einstein

Similar Threads

  1. Turbo 2005 Mazda3; NOT a Speed
    By shiftyy in forum Performance
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-14-2016, 10:39 AM
  2. Turbo Kit for Mazda3 available
    By hiboost in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 11-16-2015, 03:45 PM
  3. Mazda3 vs Saab 9-3 Turbo
    By Captain Mazda in forum Multimedia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-06-2014, 02:53 AM
  4. TURBO KIT FOR REGULAR MAZDA3 SEDAN???
    By zeta in forum Performance
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-01-2010, 01:06 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •