Mazda 3

The appearance of the serial model Mazda 3 was preceded by a concept - Mazda MX Sportif, which was shown at the Geneva Motor Show.

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The concept design was made in the new corporate style of the company, which first appeared on the Mazda 6 model. . In general, the car looks quite dynamic and reflects the overall image of this sports brand.

Mazda 3 2002 year

The successor "323rd", following the new classification, received the index 3.

Mazda 3 - a car of a golf class, appeared to the public in the form of a five-door hatchback, in which the style of the Mazda company is unmistakably guessed. Familyhood in the company is clearly thriving - the “third” model on the Mazda 6 looks a bit like in some details. From the Mazda 6, the basic style was borrowed, including the front part and the taillights with characteristic round beads.

Mazda 3 turned out well tailored and firmly knit. It looks solid, sporty and thorough. An aggressive front with a grille set on a voluminous hood, a predatory squint of head optics, a characteristic triangular rear pillar, a "sporty" roofline give rise to a feeling of expression. Talented designers managed to create an extremely harmonious and complete car silhouette.

In 2003, the trail behind the hatchback appears sedan. If the sedan looks deliberately business-like due to its raised rear, the hatchback is the epitome of sportiness. Especially not bad designers have worked his back - a wide, almost triangular stand, coupled with the upper spoiler and expressive optics create a strong effect.

Sports image does not prevent the cabin to be spacious and comfortable. Seats provide optimal lateral support, the steering column is adjustable to 40 mm on the slope and 50 mm on the flight, which allows the driver of any build to equip their workplace. At the heart of the Mazda 3 is the C1 platform, on which the Ford Focus II is also built.

The car body is designed according to the brand new MAIDAS concept (Mazda collision absorption and distribution system), which is based on a special force structure called the Triple-H. The design of the front bumper reduces the risk of severe injury to pedestrians. Six airbags and seat belts with pretensioners are included in the basic package, with the degree of opening of the front airbags depending on the impact force. The equipment of the top versions includes the DSC stabilization system.

Mazda 3 2002 year

Active safety is provided by electronic brake force distribution systems and ABS, automatically activated when entering the headlights and the rain sensor.

The level of driver and passenger comfort Mazda 3 is beyond praise. The front seats are sporty molded. The steering column is adjustable for tilt and reach. On the back of the couch completely free and easy to accommodate two passengers. The space at the knees level is provided by a long base and the optimal shape of the front seats.

Instrument panel with three deep wells. Compact three-spoke steering wheel successfully combined with the style of the panel, as if hinting that the car has a sporty character. The center console in the form of a trapezoid solved simply, but with taste. Its highlight is the audio volume control located in the center, which is bordered by an orange LED strip.

Inside there is enough space for storing road trifles. On versions that are not equipped with a navigation system, there is a "glove box", which freely accommodates a two-liter bottle of drink. The glove box volume is 11 liters, and between the front seats is a box with two compartments. The top one is designed for storing things like a cell phone, the bottom one is able to hold 13 CDs.

Trunk volume - 420 liters for the sedan and 300 for the hatchback. For the transport of bulky cargo enough to fold the backs of the rear seats, and the result is an almost flat floor and a cargo compartment of 635 liters instead of the previous 300 liters. A truly outstanding solution is the lid lock key, hidden in the recess of the rear bumper. Clean hands guaranteed.

First of all, the car was equipped with two versions of the MZR series gasoline engines: 1.6 liters (105 hp.) And 2 liters (150 hp.). The power units are paired with an upgraded five-speed manual gearbox.

Mazda 3 2006 year

The design features of this family are durable aluminum cylinder block, lightweight pistons, a valve that controls turbulence in the intake manifold (TSCV improves the atomization of the air-fuel mixture), and an intake manifold with variable geometry (increases torque). The 1.6-liter engine (105 hp) is also equipped with a system of step change in the phases of the intake valves (S-VT), which helps to achieve efficient operation of the engine throughout the rev range.

All this makes MZR engines dynamic and at the same time economical. The 1.6-liter engine (with a manual transmission) accelerates from a spot to a hundred in 11 seconds, reaches a maximum speed of 182 km / h, and at the same time consumes an average of 7.2 l / 100 km. And the 2-liter 150-strong engine, these figures will be respectively 9 s / 200 km / h and 8.2 l / 100 km.

In May 2004, the Mazda 3 began to install a 1.4-liter gasoline engine and a 1.6-liter diesel engine with a Common Rail system.

Gearboxes are also matched to match the power units. The five-speed “mechanics” is distinguished by a short and precise lever stroke. The ease of shifting is achieved by reducing frictional losses by almost 50%. The second box, the Actievematic's 4-speed automatic, is sporty and at the same time striving to reduce fuel consumption.

Cars with a two-liter engine are equipped with electro-hydraulic power steering, the rest are satisfied with the usual hydraulic. Disc brakes on all wheels (front ventilated) provide a decent deceleration - according to the manufacturer, the braking distance from 100 km / h is 37 m.

Considerable merit in ensuring confident controllability belongs to the suspension design: the front McPherson is assembled on a subframe, the multi-link scheme is applied at the rear. Low profile tires also contribute to this indisputable contribution. However, the same tires, coupled with short-stroke suspension adversely affect the smoothness. Minor irregularities pass unnoticed, the rest of the relief is already felt quite clearly.

Mazda 3

Standard equipment includes front airbags (with two stages of operation and window "airbags"). As for the side airbags, they are included in the list of options. Plus, increased brake discs (with the front ventilated), the presence of ABS, EBD systems (distributes the braking force along the axes) and Brake Assist (helps with sudden braking).

The body structure includes the concept of the Impact Distribution And Absorption System, which creates a safety cell, resisting the impact energy, and if necessary, redirects this energy along a safe route. Add to this the folding steering column, the safety pedals and the energy absorbing upholstery of the uprights and the roof.

This entire arsenal means that the Mazda 3 is able to get a high rating in the EuroNCAP emergency safety tests.

In 2009, one of the most popular models of the brand was easily renewed in order to attract new customers. The developers have done everything to Mazda 3 consistent with the latest trends in automotive fashion and the demanding tastes of modern buyers. They did it "neatly", retaining all the good things that allowed the first generation of this model to become a sales hit. There is nothing fundamentally new in the restyled version, the changes boiled down to "cosmetic updates." The car has traditionally grown: so the hatchback has become longer by 45 mm (now its length is 4460 mm), and the sedan has increased in length by 90 mm (4580 mm). The wheelbase remains the same - 2640 mm, but the front and rear overhangs are increased. When fully seated, the hatchback trunk holds 340 liters (430 sedan), and when the rear seats are folded, its capacity increases to 1,360 liters.

Thanks to the use of high-strength steel in body parts, the weight of the updated Mazda 3 was reduced by 11 kg, besides another 2 kg were “dropped” by changing the design of the front panel and minus 700 grams thanks to a modified rear suspension, well, another 1.3 kg due to improvements many other components of the car. Now the mass of the sedan is 1745 kg (with an engine of 1.6).

The sedan has good aerodynamics: the air drag coefficient is 0.28. With a frontal area of ​​2.217 m2, the aerodynamic factor is 0.62. “Hatchback” is not so streamlined: the coefficient of air resistance is 0.3, the aerodynamic factor is 0.665.

Mazda 3 2010 year

The updated exterior has become even more relevant and modern: clearly marked ribs, bulging wheel arches and complex stamping of body panels. The front part with a large hood and no grille, but with a wide air intake. In general, the exterior of the updated Mazda 3 is quite original, but, at the same time, fully reflects the corporate style of Mazda Motors.

In the cabin a lot of pleasant surprises. First of all, the developers have focused on the fight against noise and vibration in the settings of the chassis and engine. It was succeeded to improve a noise isolation thanks to an integrated approach to this problem. First of all, we worked on decent insulation of the engine compartment, reduced engine vibrations, used noise-absorbing materials on the roof and rear pillar.

The new interior is impressive - a stylish design, and used materials of a higher class. The company offers five versions of the Mazda3 sedan: i Special Value, i Sport, i Touring, s Sport and s Grand Touring. Grand Touring is considered a top-class car: seats upholstered in heated leather, adjustable driver's seat with a memory system settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, rain sensor, as well as headlights, turning after the wheels. Navigation system, Bose stereo system and push-button engine start are available as an option.

The basic version of the Special Value offers: Power windows and mirrors, a height-adjustable driver's seat, and a tiltable retractable steering column, plus a CD player.

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Picking i Touring and s Sport got air conditioning, alloy wheels, cruise control, electric door locks and keyless entry system. All versions were equipped with six airbags and ABS, and all, with the exception of i Special Value and i Sport, received an electronic stability control system.

Mazda 3 2011 year

Under the hood, already proven gasoline engines of 1.6 liters and 2.0 liters and 105 hp and 150 hp respectively. As for the transmission, the smaller engine is equipped with either a 5-step mechanics or a 4-speed automatic, and the more “voluminous” - 6-speed mechanics and a 5-speed automatic. Another "chip" of the new Mazda 3 Sedan in the configuration with a two-liter engine and automatic transmission is the ability to change gears with the help of stylish and convenient steering column switches, called DAM - Direct Activematic. Now, to switch to manual gearshift mode, it is not necessary to set the main gearbox selector to the "M" position - Manual.

At the autumn motor show in 2011 in the Canadian Toronto, the Japanese auto giant presented another updated version of the Mazda 3. The changes in the exterior are minor. The forms of the front and rear bumper were slightly different, the lining of the false radiator grille was changed, the headlights and fog lights were changed. An extended selection of wheels is offered, now in addition to the 15 and 16 inch alloy wheels, you can also order 17 inch in a modified design. As for the passenger compartment, here the display lights on the center console are changed, and the red lights are removed from the screen where climate control and audio systems were displayed. From now on, the backlight is blue.

Mazda 3 is a fusion of quality, dynamics, the latest achievements in the world of high technology and affordable prices. The model of the first generation has become the best selling car of the company. She crossed the milestone of 1 million cars sold faster than any other Mazda model. To date, Mazda 3 managed to win a total of more than 90 automotive awards in different countries of the world.

In 2013, the third generation of the Mazda 3 was presented. The debut of the car was simultaneously held in Melbourne, New York, London, Istanbul and St. Petersburg. By the way, this update is timed to the tenth anniversary of the model. During this time, Mazda has sold more than 3.5 million cars of the first two generations. The first to present to the public were the five-door hatchback, followed by a sedan.

The 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback got a wheelbase extended by 60 mm, which eventually amounted to 2700 mm. The width of the car was 40 mm more (1795 mm). But in height, the hatchback has become lower by 20 mm (1450 mm). The total length of the model is 4460 mm. Compared to its predecessor, engineers increased body rigidity by 30%, and the gross vehicle weight decreased by 60 kg. The drag coefficient is now equal to 0.275 for the hatchback and 0.255 for the sedan.

The car is made in the style of the older model Mazda 6. The exterior conquers smoothness, aggressiveness and dynamism of the lines. "Treshka" is made in accordance with the design concept called "KODO - Soul of Motion" (KODO - can be translated as "Soul of Motion"). Smooth and sweeping lines of design are distinguished by rounded shapes. The car began to look brighter and more dynamic. Sporty notes add a long bonnet and a short back to the look. The grille has already become deeper. Depending on the configuration, the car is equipped with 16- and 18-inch wheels made of aluminum alloy. The 2014 model year Mazda 3 is available in eight colors, including metallic red and two brand new Titanium Flash Mica and Deep Blue Blue Mica shades.

The interior is not less impressive. Mazda3 2014 is the first car in which the Active Driving Display technology is presented, a pop-up panel on which the vehicle speed, navigation directions and other important information are displayed. Active Driving Display automatically folds when the ignition is turned off. It is possible to connect mobile devices, both via wire and via Bluetooth. For true music lovers, Bose quality speakers are offered as an option.

The seats are redesigned to add comfort and space. For example, the backs of the front seats were designed to provide passengers in the rear with more legroom. In addition, the driver’s seat back has been optimized for drivers whose trips take a long time, giving greater comfort. Depending on the configuration, the seats in the cabin can be either fabric (two types) with two shades of upholstery, or leather.

The base posts were moved 10 cm back, providing a greater range of visibility for the driver and front passenger. Exterior mirrors installed on the doors instead of racks, expanding the scope of visibility.

Under the hood, the Japanese automaker offers a choice of four gasoline and diesel-powered powertrains. The European market offers a 1.5-liter gasoline engine SKYACTIV-G with a power of 73 kW (99 hp) and a 6-speed manual gearbox, which will allow you to spend 5 liters / 100 km in the combined cycle with CO2 emissions - 118 g / km This engine is able to accelerate the car to 182 km / h and accelerate to 100 km / h in 10.8 seconds. This is followed by a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G with 120 horsepower and a torque of 210 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes 8.9 seconds (with mechanics). The maximum speed of 195 km / h. The fuel consumption of 5.1 l / 100 km with CO2 emissions is 119 g / km with a manual transmission or 5.6 l / 100 km with 129 g / km CO2 when the engine is paired with an automatic transmission. The more powerful version of the 2.0-liter petrol SKYACTIV-G with i-ELOOP technology already offers 165 hp. and 210 Nm of torque.

Finally, the 2.2-liter diesel engine SKYACTIV-D boasts compliance with the Euro-6 standard. The engine develops 150 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. The maximum speed of 210 km / h. Fuel consumption per 100 km is only 3.9 liters at an emission level of 104 g / km. As standard, the engines transmit torque to the front wheels using a 6-speed manual gearbox, and for a diesel engine and a 120-horsepower 2.0-liter engine, it is possible to install an automatic transmission, also with six gears.

Mazda 3 now offers a variety of technological functions, united under one name i-ACTIVSENSE. This collection of equipment includes: radar and related electronic equipment, such as indication of a blind zone, warning of lane violations, a display on the windshield, automatic high beams with the definition of an oncoming vehicle. Separate words deserve warning system about obstacles in the way of movement. The car’s inaction on the warning signals is regarded by the car as dangerous and includes a set of measures to prevent trouble. In addition, such systems as automatic cruise control and a help system that will prevent the vehicle from rolling back when starting off will help the driver and secure passengers.

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