New Mazda3 MPS – UK DetailsThu, 03 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0700
The new Mazda3 arrives in the UK on 1st October
Mazda has chosen to have just one MPS model which will come in at £21,500 otr. And the spec is good, including Bluetooth, surround-sound BOSE, a new MID (multi information display) with a compact satellite navigation system that uses a high-resolution 11 cm (4.1 inch) screen mounted in the dashboard’s upper section and auto dual zone climate control air conditioning. Not too shoddy at all.
On the oily side, the MPS gets a six speed box and a torque sensing limited slip diff, which should help with torque-steer. An electronic throttle and electronic boost pressure control are said to eliminate turbo lag, and the wider ratios in the six-speed ‘box, together with lower viscosity fludi make the ‘box much more usable when its cold.
The suspension on the MPS gets lowered in comparison to all the other Mazda3 models, and the front suspension and the multi-link rear suspension have higher spring rates, larger stabiliser (anti-roll) bars and higher-performance dampers for a flatter ride with less roll.
Good car the Mazda3. The MPS should be a lot of fun. On sale in the UK on the 1st October at £21,500.
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By Cars UK