Mazda SkyActiv-X engine outputs leaked

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Power and torque outputs for Mazda’s upcoming SkyActiv-X engine have leaked online, as discovered by Jalopnik.

According to a leaked pricing document published on Mazda’s Slovakian site, the revolutionary new engine will churn out 133kW of power and 222Nm of torque. For comparison, that’s 6kW and 30Nm down on the outputs of the regular 2.5-litre engine that will sit in the 3’s engine bay at launch.

In Slovakia, the X will be paired to a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions, and will be available with all-wheel-drive. Expect the Australian range to offer the same gearboxes, albeit only driving the front wheels.

As a reminder, the SkyActiv-X is Mazda’s revolutionary new ‘spark-controlled compression ignition’ engine. It works by using a running a high ratio of air to fuel, which is ignited by a spark plug shortly before spontaneous combustion would normally occur. Mazda claims it can provide MX-5 levels of performance with Mazda2 diesel levels of efficiency – that translates to a fuel economy reduction of 20 to 30 per cent.

Official details on the SkyActiv-X engine will be announced in the coming months.

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