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- Feb 16, 2001
- NW Indiana
- 13 Jetta TDI Premium manual "gone"
If VW doesn't fix the HPFP issues when that comes out, I'm trading my JSW in.The diesel, meanwhile is unusual in that it revs to 5200rpm rather than the 4500rpm of most rivals, thanks to an increased spray of fuel delivered at higher pressure, and lighter moving parts. It has a maximum 310lb ft of torque from 2000rpm, although there's smooth acceleration from around 1500rpm.
Mazda's iStop stop-start system, regenerative braking and new electronc power steering will also be fitted as standard.
The TSX isn't just the same size as the Euro Accord, it IS the Euro Accord. I hear 'ya on the "supersized" Accord for N/A though, the last "real" Accord we got was the 2002 model.I hope this motor makes it to our shores. Sounds like Mazda may have the silver bullet with the low NOX and no aftertreatment needed? Just hope those sequential turbo's and the two stage variable timing don't add to much to the bottom line.
I was excited for Honda to bring their diesel but that turned out to be vaporware with high diesel prices, stringent emission standards and the tanked economy. I guess its just as well since Honda was only going to offer it in the Acura TSX which is the same size as the Accord in Europe.
It makes me laugh that our Accord is "Supersized" for our larger "Corn Fed" waistlines.
Mazda3 is about 200 lbs heavier than a Civic or Corolla, equal in weight to a Sentra and nearly 300 lb lighter than a Jetta despite being almost identical in length, width and height. VW is the pork queen in this comparo of the compact class.Mazda also has the dubious distinction of being some of the porkiest cars in curb weight, again compared in relation to competitors in the same class.
I agree with Meister on the 57mpg. Not gonna happen with US gallons and testing methods. Maybe on UK gallons & testing methods given the Polo bluetec is rated at ~70mpg IIRC.[/QUOTE said:This is just plain old bad reporting. 43 US MPG = 51.6 Imp. MPG. Plus add in the differences in testing methods.
This was what also what caught my attention....Sounds like Mazda may have the silver bullet with the low NOX and no aftertreatment needed?...
Mazda's North American PR guy told me back in June the US rollout of their diesel would be in 18 months. They haven't decided which platform will get the Sky-D yet. I hope they don't bail on the program (310lb-ft torque sounds very attractive)Which will be a while, if ever. If they're 'hinting' at a specific time, then nothing is certain, and the entire project of bringing mazda diesels to the USofA might be killed. Just don't hold your breath.