Mazdaspeed3 Rumored for 2016 with 320 HP, AWD

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Mazdaspeed3 Rumored for 2016 with 320 HP, AWD

The 2014 Mazda3 was chosen as AutoGuide.com‘s 2014 Car of the Year, so what can we expect from the sportier Mazdaspeed3?

Rumor has it that the Mazdaspeed3 will make its debut in 2016 sporting a turbocharged 2.5-liter SkyActiv gasoline engine with up to 320 hp. According to Australian CarsGuide, the new Mazdaspeed3 will come with all-wheel drive along with a six-speed manual transmission.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Mazda3 Review: A Second Opinion

The Japanese automaker denies the rumors of a turbocharged SkyActiv engine, since those powerplants run a high compression ratio to enhance fuel economy and performance. Typically speaking, forced induction on a high compression motor is bad news. But the unnamed source said that Mazda has solved the issue and will be following the hot hatch competition with turbocharged motors.

GALLERY: 2014 Mazda3

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[Source: CarsGuide]

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  • Con Verdis

    The word is that Mazda will not be using V6 in the all new SkyActiv CX9, instead using a turbo charged 4 cylinder. To develop an engine to be used in just one model these days just doesn’t happen due to costs etc. It seems as though this engine will live under both bonnets the Cx9 and 3MPS – tuned differently – more torque for the CX9, and more power for the 3MPS. With AWD it will be a very nice drive :-)

  • Jamal

    I’m hoping for a Mazdaspeed diesel!!!!

  • RedditMeister

    where on earth are you getting these rumors? doesnt make sense. Most guys that can afford a speed3 cant afford a 5k+ for a AWD premium.

    And if Mazda makes one, who is the competitor? STI and Golf R? There’s no money there.

    Why not just get a WRX. Its already out and its Subaru’s AWD. I’d like to see a respawn of speed3 but in that spec, no way.

  • Ed Stearns

    Really, why compete and push the envelope? Just stick with one. And Ford should quit making the Mustang, Dodge the Charger, and so forth. Are you f’ing serious? That’s what makes them all better: COMPETITION.

  • RedditMeister

    No i am fckng serious u fcking guy. J/k

    Competition is good. But too high the price point will kill its sales. Additional feature will cost more, loaded mazda 3 gt is already expensive. How much more would this be.

    Fcking right eh, fcking guy?

  • Ed Stearns

    Uh, if there is completion then prices will lower and the product better, right? A basic concept of marketing. I paid 23 for my MS3 2011. I bet the retooled MS3 will be <30.

  • RedditMeister

    I really hope so. But when u look at economy car market, prices crept up.

    New engine, new chassis, new drivetrain… I really hope it start where wrx is.

  • Ed Stearns

    Yea, get an STI for WRX price.

  • RedditMeister

    Thats not what competition does.

  • Ed Stearns

    No, the basic marketing tenant of competition doesn’t give the consumer a better product at less cost? Really, all that college for nothing; god damnit.

    “Competition, according to the theory, causes commercial firms to develop new products, services and technologies, which would give consumers greater selection and better products. The greater selection typically causes lower prices for the products, compared to what the price would be if there was no competition (monopoly) or little competition (oligopoly).

    It is generally accepted that competition results in lower prices and a greater number of goods delivered to more people. Less competition is perceived to exhibit higher prices with a fewer number of goods delivered to fewer people.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_(economics)

  • Ed Stearns

    Really, all that college down the crapper.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_(economics)

    “Competition, according to the theory, causes commercial firms to develop new products, services and technologies, which would give consumers greater selection and better products. The greater selection typically causes lower prices for the products, compared to what the price would be if there was no competition (monopoly) or little competition (oligopoly).”

  • Ed Stearns

    Why do my posts keep getting deleted?

  • mn_test347

    Because Subarus ride like a horse-cart.

  • inbullieswetrust

    WRX is more expensive. The other guy who talks about mustang or charger. Most ppl who have a Subaru go hiking, skiing and other outdoors stuff. Cant offroad with a Mustang. Trucks are a bit expensive and their gas tanks.

  • inbullieswetrust

    Subaru WRX STi is at least $10Grand more than a Mazdaspeed3. Mazdaspeed3 will have a bit more gadgets on the dashboard than the Subaru. I own a Mazda 3. It’s a reliable car. Subaru has recognition for their Rally type car. WRX STi may be my next car. Everyone I talk to who has one loves theirs

  • RedditMeister

    Ideal competition does that.

    competition plus inflation plus feature war, base price has gone up.

  • Adam Reuss

    Wrx and Mps3 were about the same price….My Mps3 was about 25-26k with the tech package. I could have purchased a Wrx for 23k.

  • inbullieswetrust

    Sorry Adam. I meant the STi version. STi costs $10k more here in TX and more in Cali. Carmax was cheaper

  • 1drumshark

    10k less? No way.

  • inbullieswetrust

    Way!! I actually went to the dealerships. When I do my research. I do not rely on what’s on the internet. I’ll go to the dealership. At the time when the Speed3 was out. This was the difference. That was a few yrs ago. We’ll see what happens in 2016.

  • Pamela Smith

    Nothin sweeter than my 626! :)

  • edwin stearns

    What year? They are quick!

  • Pamela Smith

    I had a 2007. Sold it back. I have a Mazda 626, 1999…faster car this side of my mountain. 😉

  • Pamela Smith

    1999

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