Mazda to introduce a more fuel-efficient engine by 2011

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Mazda will be coming out with a range of fuel-efficient vehicles in 2011. The Japanese manufacturer aims to improve fuel efficiency across its product lineup by as much as 30% by 2015.

Mazda is reportedly focusing on four-cylinder and rotary engines. However, Mazda has not revealed which models would be powered by improved powertrains.

While previous reports speculate that the redesigned MX-5 convertible and Mazda5 will receive the greener engine, Seita Kanai, head of Mazda Motor Corp.'s R&D division, counters that the entire range would be provided new engines by 2015.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine offers a mileage increase of 10 mpg to 32 mpg in city conditions. Highway fuel consumption will go as high as 42 mpg, compared to 32 at this time, when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Expected to bring fuel efficiency up by 30% are rotary engines that also contribute to lowering the final weight of the vehicle. Mazda shares its plan on how to achieve its fuel efficiency improvement ratings. First, the company will develop improved gasoline and diesel engines.

Second, it will focus on more fuel-efficient transmissions, which when connected to upgraded engines, are capable of reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Third, Mazda will produce a series of idle-stop and regenerating braking systems that would automatically idle the car when it's not in motion.

Topics: mazda, engine

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Retired Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has just received his brand new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider. This was confirmed after McLaren Beverly Hills posted a picture on its official Instagram...
by - January 24, 2017
Ford and Toyota have come together in the hopes of standardizing their vehicles’ smartphone integration system. The open-source platform is said to compete with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay...
by - January 24, 2017
The race to autonomous driving has been dictated by the need to make the road safer and reduce the incidents of vehicle crashes. Several major carmakers in the world have...
by - January 24, 2017
The Shooting Brake is probably the least rendered body shape in the automotive world. But it’s also the most sought after design among car nuts for its unique, old-fashioned charm....
by - January 23, 2017
Perhaps to make the upcoming Valentine’s day more special, Tinder dating app and Ford UK have cooked up a special blind date for all the single blokes and chicks in...
by - January 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries