I doesn't have a better fuel consumption and it's less powerful than a normal 2.0 engine, obviously slower. What is the purpose of this? Why does it exist?
Mazda 3 2.0 M Hybrid (BP) specs
|Price in Europe||€22,990 - €31,300|
|Curb weight||1362-1425 kg (3003-3142 lbs)|
|Gas mileage||23.4-5.1 l/100 km (10-46 mpg US / 12-55 mpg UK)|
|Top speed||197 kph (122 mph)|
|18m slalom||65.5 kph (40.7 mph)|
|Noise @ idle||36 dB|
|Noise @ 50 kph||58 dB|
|Noise @ 100 kph||65 dB|
|Noise @ 130 kph||68 dB|
|Engine type||Inline 4 16 valve DOHC mild hybrid|
|Displacement||2.0 l (122 ci / 1998 cc)|
|Power||122 ps (120 bhp / 90 kw) @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||213 Nm (157 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm|
|Power / liter||61 ps (60 hp)|
|Power / weight||88 ps (87 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||153 Nm (113 lb-ft) / t|
|Efficiency||12 PS per l/100 km|
|Power / €5000||24 ps|
|Transmission||6 speed manual|
|Layout||front engine, front wheel drive|
|50 kph - 0||8 m (27 ft)|
|100 kph - 0||33 m (108 ft)|
|120 kph - 0||54 m (179 ft)|
|130 kph - 0||64 m (211 ft)|
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roman 1y ago
FastestLaps 1y ago
I think the fuel consumption number can be misleading. If you had this versus regular 2.0 and did the same route around city with lots of stop-start traffic, this hybrid would save some fuel, I am sure.
But is it worth it and does it make sense? In my opinion - no. There is a thing called "Diesel engine" which burns oil-like fuels and converts fuel into mechanical motion with less waste heat. Mazda should try that.
roman 1y ago @FastestLaps
Yes, indeed. Even otto engines can run biofuels, maybe with some small changes.
But almost everywhere you get petrol or diesel at pumps anyway.
So if you still want to make a not powerful hybrid, why not choose a smaller and less thirsty engine like everyone else does? It just doesn't make any sense. It's a bit funny really :)