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2010 Mazda3 MPS (European Spec.) At A Glance

At a Glance New-Generation Mazda3 MPS (Mazda Performance Series)

Exterior
• Based on sporty, second-generation Mazda3 hatchback with a more aggressive and sportier look
• New bonnet with air-intake and two deep character lines for a hot-hatch look and optimised intercooler efficiency
• Special MPS front fenders and a new specific front and rear bumper design for a more solid and athletic look
• Front grille and lower bumper section share same black metallic finish
• Larger front headlamp fascias hold cylindrical bi-xenon headlamps with boomerang shaped position lamps (standard or option, depending on market)
• Specific MPS round fog lamps
• Side under-spoilers that lower the car’s visual centre of gravity
• Aerodynamic designing results in one of the segment’s lowest drag coefficients at 0.32
• New, larger rear spoiler increases down force, and contributes to lowering lift to 0.03
• LED tail lamps
• Privacy glass for the rear windows (standard or option, depending on market)
• New 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels (18 x 7.55 J) with three-dimensional design similar to the wheels of the sports icon Mazda RX-8
• Total of four body colours available ranging from racy Velocity Red, to Aluminium Metallic, Black Mica and Crystal White Pearl

2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification) – Hi-res. Images

2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)


Interior
• Driver-oriented cockpit and dashboard for a wrap-around, sporty feel
• New meters with red MPS logo
• New LCD turbo-boost gauge between the driver metres
• New multi-information display (MID) including integrated navigation system (standard or option, depending on market)
• 10-speaker Bose® premium surround-sound system, with Audiopilot2® noise compensation and Centerpoint® surround system (standard or option depending on market)
• Hands-free system for Bluetooth®-equipped cell phones and mobile audio players (standard in most markets)
• Special semi-bucket front sport seats in half leather with superior fit
• Special MPS black interior with red graphic design throughout the cabin (on seats, door trim and dashboard) and red stitching on door trim, steering wheel, gearshift lever and sliding centre armrest

2010 Mazda3 MPS Interior

2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)

Powertrain

2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)

• One of the world’s most powerful front-wheel drive compact cars with a high-performance MZR 2.3L DISI* Turbo petrol Euro V engine, producing 191 kW/260 PS at 5,500 rpm, and high torque of 380 Nm at 3,000 rpm
• In-cylinder cooling effect from direct injection realizes ca. 10 percent more torque compared to conventional-intake engines with same displacement
• Advanced boost pressure control suppresses sudden torque peaks for linear torque development
• Left and right drive shafts optimized to minimize torque steer
• Torque-sensing super limited-slip differential (LSD) as standard
• Top speed of 250 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds
• Aerodynamic performance, engine calibration, electric hydraulic power-assisted steering, and slightly higher gear ratios keep fuel consumption at a moderate level
• Sportier engine sound with dual exhaust pipes that are 10 dB quieter than the previous MPS single exhaust at engine speeds over 5,000 rpm
• The world’s first single-nanotechnology catalytic converter helps reduce the amount of precious metals needed
• Six-speed manual transmission with slightly wider gear ratios than before
• Triple-cone synchronizers for first, second and third gears and a double-cone synchronizer for fourth gear for optimised gearshift operation
• Low-viscosity transmission fluid reduces shift effort when the engine is cold

Chassis and Safety

2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)

• Reworked body and chassis deliver improved control and stability
• NVH levels some of segment’s best, for improved driving comfort, together with sportier engine sound
• Special reinforcements inside the front cowl member gussets, a large tunnel member and ca. 17 percent more high-tensile steel deliver a 41 percent improvement in liftgate diagonal displacement and a 15 percent increase in body hysteresis compared to the previous Mazda3 MPS
• Larger diameter stabilizers with longer mount spans achieve greater roll linearity
• Modified coil spring rates for MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension
• Special dampers with increased damping strength contribute to higher roll stiffness
• Like the all-new Mazda3, the MPS now possesses three highly-rigid steering gear mount bushings, instead of two used on the previous model, which improve response to steering wheel action
• New exclusive wider Dunlop 18-inch tyres (from 215 to 225) with more rigid sidewalls and damping strength improve grip and give a more direct steering feel
• New electro-hydraulic power-assisted steering helps to save fuel, especially at high speeds, and offers optimal steering feel
• Large diameter 320 mm ventilated front disc brakes, 280 mm rear solid discs, 8+9 inch tandem brake booster and 1-inch diameter master cylinder for powerful and stable braking
• Newly-introduced electronic brake assist added to four-wheel ABS and DSC (all standard)
• New adaptive front lighting system (AFS) with pivoting bi-xenon lamps that illuminate the curve at night (standard or option, depending on market)
• New rear-vehicle monitoring system (RVM) that detects if a car is approaching from the left or right rear, or is in the blind spot, and warns the driver before he changes lane (standard or option, depending on market)
• New emergency stop signal (ESS) that flashes hazard lights to warn following vehicles if the driver suddenly brakes (standard)
• New tyre-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) as standard or option, depending on market
• Parking sensor system (standard)

2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification) – Hi-res. Images

2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European specification)


* DISI = direct-injection spark ignition

2010 Mazda3 MPS (European Spec.) Overview Part I – Design
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European Spec.) Overview Part II – Powertrain
2010 Mazda3 MPS (European Spec.) Overview Part III – Chassis and Safety

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