Los Angeles (USA), 20. November 2008 – Mazda introduces the future 3 as a four-star stepheck limousine on the Los Angeles Car Show of 21. to 30. November 2008 before. At the Bologna Motor Show early December 2008, the world premiere is celebrating the world premiere in Europe. There will also be a memorable information and technical details on both body variants, because even the step heat version will give it with us, but with other engines.
Due to the quality of the previous 3ers suspension, Mazda had no attention to develop a completely new chassis. So the previous platform, which originates from the Ford Focus First Generation, was carried out in some points, very similarly as if to have Ford and last vw practiced in the golf. For example, improvements are understood, for example, a stylish creation of the electrohydraulic rack steering steering and various changes in storage, stabilizers, cycling and spring / steamer vote. Of course, the multi-linking for the rear ratchet instead of a composite link axis, with the Ford had set at the show of the first Focus Mabstabe. VW moved to the Golf V at that time.
In North America, the new Mazda 3 is offered with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which makes 148 hp at 6500 rpm. For weight savings, the engine block made of aluminum is made. From the Mazda 6, the car also takes over the 2.5-liter gasoline engine with 167 hp at 6000 rpm. The power transmission takes place depending on the motorization via a manual gearbox with FUF or six ears. In addition, an electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual switching mode is relevant. Which engines get Europe, Mazda will communicate in Bologna at the beginning of December.