Mazda MX-3

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Mazda MX-3
1992 MX3 V6 24V.jpg
Manufacturer Mazda
An aw cried Mazda MX-3 Precidia
Eunos 30X
Eunos Presso
Autozam AZ-3
Mazda AZ-3
Production 1991–1998
Assembly Hiroshima, Japan
Predecessor Mazda Étude
Class Sport compact
Body style 3-door kammback
Layout FF layoot
Platform Mazda EC platform
Ingine 1.5 L B5-ZE I4 DOHC
1.6 L B6-ME I4 SOHC
1.6 L B6D I4 DOHC
1.8 L K8 V6 DOHC
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed F4A-EL automatic
Wheelbase 2,455 mm (96.7 in)
Length 4,208 mm (165.7 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Hicht 1995-98: 1,321 mm (52.0 in)
1991-95 Base: 1,280 mm (50.4 in)
1991-95 GS: 1,285 mm (50.6 in)
Curb wicht RS: 1,095 kg (2,414 lb)
GS: 1,171 kg (2,582 lb)
Designer(s) Takeshi Arakawa (1988)[1]
Relatit Mazda Familia/323/Protege

The Mazda MX-3 wis a fower-seat hatchback produced frae September 1991 tae 1998. It wis based on the EC platform. The MX-3 wis marketit as the Mazda MX-3 Precidia in Canadae, the Eunos 30X in Australie, an as the Eunos Presso, Autozam AZ-3 an Mazda AZ-3 in Japan.The MX-3 is quite popular for modification acause o the range o performance ingines which can be transplantit, such as the KL-ZE.

The MX-3 wis notable for haein ane o the lawest displacement V6 ingines iver fittit tae a production vehicle wi its 1.8 L V6.

Ingine[eedit | eedit soorce]

The MX-3 came wi three ingine options: a 1.5 L I4 (ae foond in the Autozam AZ-3), a 1.6 L I4 an a 1.8 L V6. The 1.6 L wis available in twa versions, an 88 hp (66 kW) SOHC/16-valve B6-ME unit which pouered 1992 an 1993 models, or a 106 hp (79 kW) DOHC/16-valve B6-D unit which wis foond in 1994 an later models. The Japanese market DOHC/16-valve B5-ZE produced 115 hp (86 kW) an the maist pouerful DOHC 24-valve V6 K8-DE produced 135 hp (101 kW) an 130 hp in North American models. Aw wur available wi a 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission, dependin upon the market.

Performance[eedit | eedit soorce]

The V6 MX-3 haed a top speed o approximately 212 km/h (132 mph). The MX-3 GS coud accelerate frae 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.4 seconds, an coud travel a quarter mile in 16.4 seconds. Wi a turnin rate o 0.89 g (8.7 m/s²), its handlin capabilities wur ane o the best in its class.

The V6 ingine wis impressive for the time, belongin tae the Mazda K-series, which wur uised in a range o Mazda vehicles. These ingines wur designed tae be smooth, vera lang lastin, an hauld a hie torque athort the RPM range. These ingines uised a variable length intake manifold (VLIM), in order tae provide optimal torque uisin intake resonance. Mazda cawed their seestem on the MX-3 the "Variable Resonance Induction System" (VRIS). This ingine haed a 7000 rpm redline, an a 7800 rpm fuel cutaff.

The MX-3 uised Mazda's proprietary Twin-Trapezoidal Link (TTL) for the rear suspension. It passively alloued the rear wheels tae turn slichtly in order tae enhance handlin. It haes been uised on a range o Mazda vehicles, providin a smooth ride, yet deliverin responsive handlin while minimizin body lean.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  1. https://www.google.com/patents/USD339769