The first purported picture of the 2014 Mazda3 sedan has surfaced on the web.

The first purported picture of the 2014 Mazda3 sedan has surfaced on the web.

While we cannot confirm its authenticity, the picture shows the model will eschew its hatchback for a tiny trunk with a small rear spoiler. Mazda has been relatively quiet about the model but previously confirmed it will have a best-in-class coefficient of drag of 0.255 when equipped the active air shutter grille and the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system.

Engine options will carryover from the hatchback, so expect choices to include:

  • A 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G with 99 bhp (74 kW) and 111 lb-ft (150 Nm) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G with outputs of 118 bhp (88 kW), 155 bhp (115 kW) and 162 bhp (121 kW)
  • A 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G with 184 bhp (137 kW) and 185 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque
  • A 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D with 148 bhp (110 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque

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