The most powerful Mazda 3 hatchback has received new upgrades that make it sportier and stylish. Mazda have however retained the monster in the bonnet.
Mazda 3 MPS
Its distinctive bonnet air-intake, gunmetal 18-inch alloy wheels and large rear wing with the new inner spoiler create a muscular, athletic appearance. Delivering sensationally spirited performance, the Mazda 3 MPS boasts ‘stand out’ looks which give it a great road presence, plus exquisite handling and incredible dynamics. It is the ultimate expression of driving excitement and Mazda’s defy convention attitude, in a sophisticated super-hatch.
Redesigned front design
The monster is an impressive 2.3-litre MZR DISI Turbo petrol engine that generated an impressive 256hp and 380Nm of torque. 0 to 100km/h takes only 6.1 seconds while top speed is is limited to 250km/h.
Rear of the Mazda 3 MPS
The power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission with wider spaced gear ratios and a Limited Slip Differential. For enhanced ‘active’ safety appropriate for a high-performance model, the Mazda 3 MPS comes with Bi-Xenon headlights with swivel-type Adaptive Front Light System (AFS), front fog lamps, a radar-based rear vehicle monitoring (RVM) system and larger, 320mm diameter ventilated front disc brakes.
The upgraded Mazda 3 MPS will be on sale starting next year at a price yet to be announced.