The new Mazda5 minivan is now available in Europe with a 1.6 liter diesel engine. This unit is very frugal and clean , but at 115 PS and 270 Nm of torque it might not be just as brilliant when it comes to driving the car! That said, this engine has 5 more PS than the 2.0 liter unit it replaces.
The new MZ-CD 1.6-litre common-rail diesel engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and features variable-geometry turbocharger, lightweight aluminium construction with SOHC cylinder head design, and common-rail injection system with piezo injectors.
It also weighs up to 120kg less than the model it replaces and that helps the car to achieve average fuel consumption of 5.2 litres per 100km with CO2 emissions of 138g/km which means it gets the Euro V standard. It features maintenance-free Diesel particulate filter (DPF).
Other specs of the 2011 Mazda5:
Interior Functionality & Equipment
• Room for up to seven with Mazda Karakuri seat functionality
• 2nd and 3rd row leg room amongst the best in C-MAV segment
• Front of 2nd row centre seat cushion now extended by 50mm, with seatback extended downward by 50mm for more comfort
• Noise insulation reduces wind noise by approximately 10 percent over the previous Mazda5
• Bluetooth® audio system that plays MP3 players cordless (optional)*
• 4 GB navigation system with hands-free Bluetooth® operation, large 14.7 cm touch screen monitor, maps covering 99 percent of Europe’s major markets, integrated CD player + radio, USB connectivity, full iPod® and iPhone® compatibility and 18 languages (optional)*
• Two sliding rear doors that hug the sides of the rear panels (sticking out just 159 mm) for easy parking even in tight spots
* Depending on market and grade
• Exceptional linearity and a balanced driving feel (“Toitsu-Kan” principle), whether accelerating, turning or decelerating, that provides both driver and passengers with a pleasant and secure ride
• Reworked suspension system and steering components added to improve linear operating feel for more predictability and control
• As standard: six airbags, four-channel ABS, electric brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
• First global vehicle to introduce Mazda’s Brake Override System (prioritises brake pedal over throttle pedal in an emergency situation)
• Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) standard for 17-inch wheels
• New, highly sensitive touch-sensor strip at the front edge of each power sliding door detects minor obstructions more accurately than previous model, and automatically reverses the direction of the door
• New latch mechanism for the sliding doors holds them in place more securely during side impact
• Pedestrian safety measures improved by the revised specifications of the hood and front bumper