KL-ZE is to be found ONLY in J-spec cars (ie. Right hand drive, Japan and Australia, maybe imports in UK)
Eunos 800 (Mazda 626 & MX-6) - 1998+, Only in Japan
Xedos 9 (Mazda 929 & Millenia)
200 hp @ 6500 rpm, CR 10:1
2.5L KL-ZE engine only ever came in Automatic Transmission equipped models of the Eunos 800.
A rare find but was also available on J-Spec, MX-6's with A Manual Transmission.
I have found at least 5 variations of the "standard" KL and 3 on the 'ZE. This does not include the still born KL-T or the KL SOHC which is rated at 158hp but the torque much higher than a DOHC. There is also a KL Diesel and TDI. The SOHC and Diesels were never used in North America or Europe.
- Vaughn Nishimura, September 15th, 1999
1.6L 4-CYL. DOHC/SOHC TO 1.8L 4-CYLINDER DOHC ENGINE SWAP LINKS
Pictures of Val Valenzuela's 1.8L DOHC GTX Engine Prior To The Swap