Mazda is improving its Skyactiv X petrol engine. More powerful, more efficient and renamed e-Skyactiv X, the latter is now installed under the hood of the Mazda 3 and CX-30.

There is something new under the hood of the Mazda 3 and CX-30. The Japanese manufacturer brings some improvements to its Skyactiv X petrol engine, which represents around 40% of the sales of these two models.

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“Mazda engine manufacturers have lowered the compression ratio of the e-Skyactiv X from 16.3 / 1 to 15.0 / 1.”, Announces the brand. “Among the changes made to this engine, let us quote in particular the optimization of its combustion control logic, the modification of its pistons and the update of the Mazda M Hybrid software”, adds the firm.

More power …

Result, the 2.0L Skyactiv X changes its name and becomes the e-Skyactiv X. Above all, this new version now offers superior performance. The engine gains 6 hp and 16 Nm of torque. It thus sees its power climb to 186 hp (at 6,000 rpm) and its torque peak at 240 Nm (at 4,000 rpm).

… less fuel consumption and emissions

A better energy efficiency is also at the rendezvous with consumption and CO2 emissions which for example decrease by 0.4 l / 100 km and 8 g / km (WLTP cycle) on the Mazda3 Sedan (Skyactiv-MT gearbox and 16 inches).

The e-Skyactiv X can be paired with either the Skyactiv-MT 6-speed manual transmission or the Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Mazda3 thus equipped asks for at least 31,600 € (2.0L e-Skyactiv X Mazda M Hybrid 186 hp BVM6 Sportline) while the CX-30 starts at 34,000 € (2.0L e-Skyactiv X Mazda M Hybrid 186 hp BVM6 Sportline).

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