Mazda has revealed online today a newly developed four-cylinder, 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine which will premiere in the upcoming next generation Mazda2.

Mazda has revealed online today a newly developed four-cylinder, 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine which will premiere in the upcoming next generation Mazda2.

The all-new Mazda2 / Demio will be out later this year and will be offered with a frugal inline-four 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine which meets Euro 6 emission standards. The motor benefits from a variable turbine geometry turbocharger with rotation sensor and has received a water-cooled intercooler built into the intake manifold to increase turbocharger efficiency and acceleration response.

Mazda's engineers have managed to lower mechanical resistance and improve combustion efficiency by installing water control valves and water jacket spaces in the engine cooling system. Featuring a 1,497cc displacement, the engine generates 105 PS (77 kW) at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) available between 1,500 rpm and 2,500 rpm.

Mazda says the next-gen Demio (JDM-spec) fitted with this engine will become the most economical diesel-powered model in Japan under the JC08 test mode cycle.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release.

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