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Mazda MX-3 Precidia Specifications

Engine Drivertrain Electrical System Chassis Capacities External Dimensions Internal Dimensions Fuel Economy Performance Data


Engine

  MX-3 RS MX-3 GS
Type Inline 4-cylinder V6
Valve gear DOHC 16-valve DOHC 24-valve
Displacement 1598 cc 1844 cc (112.5 cu.in.)
Bore and Stroke 78 x 84 mm 75 x 70 mm
Compression Ratio 9.0 : 1 9.2 : 1
Horsepower SAE net 105 @ 6200 rpm 128 @ 6500 rpm
Torque, SAE net lb.-ft. 100 @ 3600 rpm 115 @ 4500 rpm
Fuel System Multi-port, EFI Multi-port, EFI
Fuel Regular unleaded Regular unleaded

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Drivetrain

Type Front Engine / front drive
Transmission 5-speed manual with overdrive Optional: 4-Speed electronically controlled automatic with overdrive and hold model

Ratios: MT RS AT RS MT GS AT GS
1st 3.42 2.80 3.31 2.80
2nd 1.84 1.54 1.83 1.54
3rd 1.29 1.00 1.31 1.00
4th 0.92 0.70 1.03 0.70
5th 0.73 - 0.80 -
Final Drive 4.11 3.83 4.39 4.06

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Electrical System

Type 12 Volt
Battery Maintenance Free

48 amp/hr (RS); 43 amp/hr (GS)

Alternator 70 amp (RS); 90 amp (GS)
Cold Cranking Capacity 356 amp (RS); 521 amp (GS)
Ignition System Breakerless Electronic

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Chassis

Frame Unit body (Monocoque)
Front Suspension Independent, strut type with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Independent, strut type with coil springs, Twin Trapezoidal Links (TTL), stabilizer bar, and lateral reinforcement rod.
Steering Rack-and-pinion type with engine-rpm-sensing variable power assist
Steering Ratio 17.0:1 (RS); 15.0:1 (GS)
Steering Wheel Turns 3.1 (RS); 2.7 (GS) (lock to lock)
Turning Circle, curb to curb 10.0 m (32.8 ft.)
Brakes Power-assisted with dual diagonal hydraulic circuits

Ventilated front discs 236 mm (RS), 257 mm (GS)

Rear drums 200 mm (RS), 252 mm (GS)

Optional on GS MT: Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

Wheels 5.5 JJ - 14 inch steel wheels 2/full wheel covers (RS)

6.5 JJ - 15 inch alloy wheels (GS)

Tires Steel belted radial tires
All-season P185/65 R14 85S (RS), P205/55 R15 87V (GS)
Curb Weight RS MT/AT: 1095 kg (2414 lbs)/ 1125 kg (2480 lbs)
GS MT/AT: 1171 kg (2582 lbs)/ 1194 kg (2632 lbs)

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Capacities

Seating 4 passengers
Engine Oil 3.4 litres (RS); 4.8 litres (GS)
Coolant 6.0 litres (RS); 7.5 litres (GS)
Washer Fluid Tank 5.0 litres
Fuel Tank 50 litres

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External Dimensions mm (in.)

Wheelbase 2455 mm
Track (Fr/Rr) 1460 mm / 1465 mm
Overall Length 4208 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1320 mm

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Internal Dimensions mm (in.)

Headroom (Fr/Rr) 969 mm / 860 mm
(with sunroof) 952 mm / 860 mm
Legroom (Fr/Rr) 1082 mm / 790 mm
Shoulder Room (Fr/Rr) 1327 mm / 1224 mm
Hiproom (Fr/Rr) 1299 mm / 1148 mm
EPA Passenger Volume 15.4 cu ft. w/rear seat up, 36.6 cu ft. w/rear seat down

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Transport Canada Fuel Economy Ratings

  City Highway
Manual transmission: RS 8.1 L/100 km (35 mpg) 5.8 L/100 km (49 mpg)
Manual transmission: GS 10.7 L/100 km (26 mpg) 7.7 L/100 km (37 mpg)
Automatic transmission: RS 9.4 L/100 km (30 mpg) 6.4 L/100 km (44 mpg)
Automatic transmission: GS 12.3 L/100 km (23 mpg) 8.0 L/100 km (35 mpg)

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Estimated Performance Data

  MX-3 RS MX-3 GS
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 9.8 seconds 8.5 seconds
Top Speed (km/h) MT: 180, AT: 170 MT: 199, AT: 181
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) 0.32 0.31
Weight Distribution 63 / 37 65 / 35

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