The all-new Mazda3 MPS takes its place as the flagship of the Mazda3 facelift line up and is the second MPS sports model after the Mazda6 MPS, launched just two months ago in Europe. The Mazda3 MPS has a distinctly MPS design that combines a refined, yet strong and sporty road presence that is carried over into the interior with look and feel that evolves Mazda craftsmanship and quality even further.
Mazda3 MPS is outfitted with Mazda's 2.3-litre Turbo petrol engine in a front engine, front-wheel drive (FWD) layout that produces more than 184 kW/250 PS at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 380 Nm at 3,000 rpm. This not only makes Mazda3 MPS one of the most powerful and responsive compact sports models with FWD, it combines this with a stiffer body shell and a suspension with 60 percent improvement in roll stiffness versus the Mazda3 facelift standard model for superior Zoom-Zoom handling attributes. Mazda's petrol direct injection technology not only makes the new Mazda3 MPS powerful, it is also Euro Stage IV compliant with fuel consumption levels that are particularly good for a car with this kind of performance.
Source: Mazda Press Release