MZR 2.3-liter DISI Turbo

2010 MazdaSpeed3 is a Go

MZR 2.3-liter DISI Turbo

It’s only logical that since the new Mazda3 showed up in LA and the 5-door version debuted in Detroit that Geneva will play host to the unveiling of the all new MazdaSpeed3. So says Autoblog. What Autoblog don’t say is what sort of motivation will be found under the Speed3′s hood. It could be the same, hopefully tweaked, version of the 2.3-liter DISI turbo-four we all love so much. AB’s Lavrinc speculates that no, Mazda’s going to go ahead and grab the turbo’d 2.5-liter Duratec 5-cylinder found in the Euro only Ford Focus RS. Remember, power from that bad mutha is 295 hp and 302 lb-ft of torques, which would aim the Speed3 right at the STI and EVO, at least numberswise. I’ll throw in a third option just for the sake of stirring it: the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost. Hey, why on earth not? Actual details as we get them, probably just before mid-March. [Source: Autoblog]

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