Mazda 3 MPS is coming back! Sort of, 2.5L turbo with 230 PS & 420 Nm

Adrian Chia/Jun 04, 2020 12:01 AM

Mazda is finally giving what consumers have been asking for, a 2020 Mazda 3 turbo. This comes after leaked dealer information which hints at the imminent arrival of a turbocharged Mazda 3.

According to Mazda’s dealer registry in the US, there is a new entry for the Mazda 3 which says “MAZDA3 HB PP Turbo”. This suggests that the turbo is only available for the Mazda 3 hatchback.

The engine employed here will be the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder SkyActiv-G turbo petrol unit as seen in the Mazda CX-5 Turbo and Mazda CX-9. It pushes out 230 PS and 420 Nm of torque. It is said that the engine is paired strictly to a 6-speed automatic as well as all-wheel drive.

Knowing a 1.7 tonne CX-5 turbo does 0 – 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds, we’d reckon the much lighter Mazda 3 (circa 1,480 kg) will be quite a fair bit quicker than that.

Curiously, the MPS (Mazda Performance Series) designation was not mentioned in the leaked documents. It would be a shame not to have an MPS version because the Mazda 3 hatchback turbo has all the ingredients for a hot hatch.

Volkswagen Golf R rival anyone?

Alright internet, now that Mazda has finally answered your woes for a Mazda 3 turbo, it is your time to walk the talk and actually put your money down for one.

Source: Jalopnik