European buyers can get the Skyactiv-X mill with either front- or all-wheel drive.

Update: Motor1.com reached out to Mazda North America about the Skyactiv-X engine's chances of coming to the United States. The company sent the following statement:

"We are currently studying when to launch Skyactiv-X in North America, in consideration of the business environment and the market needs. Skyactiv-X is not the only way we are making our cars more competitive. We are making continuous updates to our existing Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D engines, including adding cylinder deactivation, optimizing displacements, and adding turbocharging. With all new technologies, our approach is to take a comprehensive look at the needs, business environment, and regulations of each market and make a decision on the most appropriate technologies to introduce and the appropriate timing at which to launch them."

 

Following printing figures in a Slovakian market brochure, which is no longer online, Mazda now confirms the official European specs for its highly anticipated Skyactiv-X engine in the Mazda3. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant makes 177 horsepower (132 kilowatts) and 165 pound-feet (224 Newton-meters) of torque. Deliveries of the Mazda3 with the new mill begin in the fall, and pricing isn't available at this time. For comparison, the earlier numbers from Slovakia put the specs at a very similar 178 hp (133 kW) and 164 lb-ft (222 Nm) of torque.

The Skyactiv-X engine in the Mazda3 also comes standard with a 24-volt mild hybrid system. The tech is able to harvest energy during deceleration and releases it to boost fuel economy.

European buyers can order the Skyactiv-X engine on either the hatchback or sedan body styles. Customers also have a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.

At its best in the six-speed manual, front-wheel-drive sedan, the Skyactiv-X engine delivers 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers combined fuel economy in the WLTP test. This figure is roughly equivalent to 44 miles per gallon, but it's worth noting that the American EPA evaluation is different, so the Mazda3 with this mill would not have an identical rating in the United States.

The Skyactiv-X engine is capable of running both on spark-controlled ignition, like most gasoline-fueled vehicles, and compression ignition, like a diesel. While the mill arrives in Europe and Japan soon, Mazda isn't yet saying when or if the powerplant is coming to the U.S. Americans can currently only get the Mazda3 with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder producing 186 hp (139 kW) and 186 lb-ft (252 Nm).

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Mazda today launched its revolutionary Skyactiv-X petrol engine in the All-New Mazda33.

Customers can now order the All-New Mazda3 Skyactiv-X3 in various European countries, with the first customer deliveries due this autumn.4

Featuring Mazda’s unique Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology, the 2.0 litre, four-cylinder Skyactiv-X engine is the world’s first commercial petrol unit to combine the spark ignition of a petrol engine with the compression ignition of a diesel.

Providing drivers with the free-revving performance of a gasoline engine and the superior response of a diesel, the All-New Mazda3 Skyactiv-X3 delivers 180 PS and 224 Nm of torque. The All-New Mazda3 Skyactiv-X Sedan achieved 96 g/km CO2 emissions and a fuel economy of 4.3 l/100km.1,2,3

The All-New Mazda3 Skyactiv-X3 is also equipped with Mazda M Hybrid technology, fitted as standard. The intelligent 24V mild-hybrid system minimises fuel consumption, increasing fuel economy and lowering emissions by recycling energy recovered during deceleration that powers an electric motor that assists the engine.

The All-New Mazda3 Skyactiv-X3 is available on both the hatchback and sedan models, with a choice of six-speed Skyactiv-MT manual or six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmissions. The Mazda i-Activ all-wheel-drive system is available as an option on the All-New Mazda3 Skyactiv-X Hatchback.

Mazda Skyactiv-X – Engine Details

Displacement

cm3

1,998

Compression ratio

 

16.3: 1

Max. power

kW (PS)/rpm

132 (180)/6,000

Max. torque

Nm/rpm

224/3,000

Recommended fuel type

 

95 RON

WLTP fuel consumption: All-New Mazda3 Skyactiv-X

Body type

 

Hatchback

Sedan

Transmission

 

6MT

6AT

6MT

6AT

6MT

6AT

Powertrain

 

FWD

FWD

AWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Combined

l/100 km

16 inch

18 inch

5.5
5.8

6.2
6.3

6.0
6.2

6.6
6.9

5.4
5.6

6.0
6.2

Extra-High

l/100

16 inch

18 inch

6.0
6.2

6.5
6.7

6.2
6.4

6.6
7.1

5.6
5.8

6.2
6.3

High

l/100

16 inch

18 inch

4.6
5.0

5.3
5.4

5.2
5.3

5.7
5.9

4.7
4.9

5.2
5.4

Medium

l/100

16 inch

18 inch

5.2
5.5

5.8
5.8

5.7
6.1

6.4
6.5

5.3
5.4

5.7
5.9

Low

l/100

16 inch

18 inch

6.6
7.1

8.0
8.1

7.8
7.8

8.7
9.3

6.8
7.0

7.9
8.2

CO2 emissions (combined)

g/km

16 inch

18 inch

125
131

140
142

137
142

149
157

122
127

136
142

NEDC fuel consumption: All-New Mazda3 Skyactiv-X

Combined

l/100 km

16 inch

18 inch

4.4
4.5

5.3
5.3

4.7
4.8

5.5
5.5

4.3
4.5

5.2
5.2

Extra-Urban

l/100

16 inch

18 inch

4.1
4.2

4.7
4.8

4.3
4.4

4.9
4.9

3.9
4.1

4.6
4.6

Urban

l/100

16 inch

18 inch

4.9
5.1

6.4
6.2

5.4
5.5

6.6
6.6

5.0
5.2

6.2
6.1

CO2 emissions (combined)

g/km

16 inch

18 inch

100
103

119
120

107
109

123
125

96
102

117
117