2015 Mazda CX-3 Review
Small SUV’s are the hottest things on four wheels at the moment, and
while there are a number of exciting new models launching in 2015 – none
are more highly anticipated than the Mazda CX-3.
The CX-3 is the 5th model to feature Mazda’s Kodo design language. Mazda
say it is a way of expressing the car’s soul and dynamism through its
What results is an attractive and stylish little car, the blacked-out
arches and skirts and floating roof at the rear working particularly well
with the signature soul red paint.
That said, the CX-3 is a good looking car in all of its available 8
The CX-3 is a little bigger than a Mazda 2 – on which it is based - but
smaller than a 3 – and obviously smaller than a CX-5.
Putting that into real world context, the 264 litre boot fills up pretty
quickly with a small carry-on bag in there. You can adjust the height of
the parcel tray and fold the 60/40 seats for more room (1174) – but
day-to-day, you’ll need to travel light.
However the CX-3 is only 1.5m high, so if you need more room for your
weekend adventures, then loading up a roof-mounted bike carrier isn’t too
The back seats are pretty cozy. I’m 6’3” and it’s very tight back
here for both leg and head room. There’s no center arm rest either.
The CX-3 can be had in box 2WD and AWD, so space is reduced to handle the
extra drivetrain components below.
It’s easy to get in due to the taller stance and big doors.
Up front is much more comfortable for me, with driver’s side height
adjustment and a reach/rake adjustable steering wheel.
Vision is good, despite the narrow glass house at the back, and the top
spec Akari features a panoramic sunroof for even more light.
A common criticism with Mazda is the road noise. Using a basic app – we
can see noise is about xxx db. We ran the same test in a Golf which gave us
It is noticeable, particularly on coarse chip surfaces, but around town
it’s not too bad.
The safety pack is a $1030 option (blind spot, rear cross traffic, smart
braking) on all but the top-spec Akari
The touch screen MZD infotainment system is standard in all but the base
Neo grade car. It includes navigation, internet radio, and can read aloud
text messages and even your latest twitter updates.
There are 4-grades, 2-engines, 2-transmissions, 2-drive types and 8 colours
in the CX-3 range.
The base CX-3 Neo (petrol, manual, 2wd) can be had from just $19,990 plus
on roads. This climbs all the way to $37,690 for an AWD Akari diesel auto.
Mazda are aiming for 1000k sales a month – the lion’s share being the
It may eat into sales of Mazda’s 2, 3 and even CX-5 – but given the
CX-3’s style focused and enjoyable nature, it could very well make some
serious in-roads into the compact SUV category.
Mazda 3 sedan 20b racecar First race of 2013 (Zolder)
Mazda 3 sedan 20B racecar. (axela)
3 rotor engine with approx. 450hp (N/A, no turbo)
Rear wheel drive
Sadev 6 speed seq. gearbox
BMW competition suspension
BMW racing ABS
Porsche central wheel nut system
Motec m880 ecu
Motec adl2 dash
Uniroyal fuel cell
Certified roll cage
ATS racing wheels
Team: Van Herck Racing
Driver: Werner Van Herck (B)
event: FIA GT
track: Circuit Zolder
race series: Supercar Challenge http://www.supercarchallenge.nl/
date: 19, 20 and 21 april 2013
This video includes footage from the training session, qualifying and the 2
races of the weekend.
Qualified 3rd in GTB class (out of 5 entries) and 14th overall (out of 17
race 1 result: finished 2nd in GTB class and 12th overall
race 2 result: finished 4th in GTB class and 13th overall
improvements from last years car.
- bigger wing
- canards on front bumper
- new/stronger gearbox
- flat floor
- rear diffuser
More video's of this car on my channel.
Onboard video of this car from 2014.
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20B ROTARY ACTION! 20B DATSUN 1200 & 20B MAZDA RX3 - TNT 28/12/2013
On the final Test and tune at Willowbank Raceway for the year, Brad Mcilroy
was out testing his Mazfix prepped 20b Datsun 1200 ute as well as Russ in
his 20B powered Mazda Rx3. The PRODAT was testing some changes in the rear
end, keeping the newly added 10.5 inch tyres as well as some changes to the
4 link, and after a few tweaks had the car complete a full pass of 7.95 @
165 mph with a small back off down the deep end, a little slower then what
the car has run but a little more stable down the track. The Mazda Rx3 had
some issues most of the night but managed to get it down the track for an 8
second pass, also off its best, but once sorted should be back down to
where it was running before.
SCREAMING 20B rotary engine dyno ~ JPC
Centreline Suspension's 20B PP rotary engine from their Mazda RX-7 Sports
Sedan circuit racer on the Dyno at JPC.
20B rotary RX-7 Spirit R: The Ultimate Street Mazda
Built by Promaz Automotive, we think it's hard to go past Steve's wicked
Series 8 FD RX-7 if rotaries are your game. Limited to around 1500 unit's,
the Spirit R was the last of the RX-7's and featured a lot of upgraded
factory parts as well as a low 1100kg weight.
Now powered by a lethal Promaz triple rotor 20B extend port rotary engine,
power is aided by a Garrett GT42R turbo
and MicroTech fuel system and transmitted through an Albins 5-speed gearbox
and KAAZ rear end [ http://www.promaz.com.au ].
Rotary 20B turbo RX7 - Dyno & track
Built as an all-round event's car, Charles' Mazda RX-7 has undergone
serious chassis and engine changes including a Promaz Automotive
bridge-port 20B rotary engine. Boost
comes from a Garrett turbocharger while
the engine runs on methanol fuel controlled by a MicroTech LT16 computer
and LTC dash logger. Backed by a Jerico 5-speed dogbox, the clutch was
suffering on the Dyno
as the Promaz team got the car ready for Performance Car Mania. [
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Performance Car Mania, Winton Motor Raceway, Australia - September 2014
Montaje del Motor Renesis - Mazda RX-8 - NO REBUILD
Proceso de remontaje del motor Renesis de un Mazda RX-8. NO ES UN REBUILD
de Motor puesto que no se han cambiado ninguna junta de estanqueidad,
sellos de aceite o sellos de motor. Se ha limpiado todas las piezas y se
han reutilizado, con el propósito de practicar el montaje del motor y
almacenarlo de una manera mas compacta para en un futuro rehacerlo con
piezas destinadas a su uso en competición.
REPITO: NO REBUILD, el motor no funcionará puesto que no tiene juntas de
estanqueidad, es un video de propósito meramente instructivo.
Manual de Taller:
Mazda 2 (2015) | Macché utilitaria! Va (ed è fatta) come una grande
Leggera lo era già. Controcorrente pure. E ora è costruita e si guida
come una macchina di categoria superiore: è la nuova Mazda 2. Un po'
piccola dietro, l'abbiamo guidata con il 1.5 benzina Skyactiv.
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Servizio di: Giuliano Daniele
Riprese: Alessandro Croci, Mazda Europe
Editing: Alessandro Croci