The Mazdaspeed3 is a high-performance hatchback that comes with a lightweight turbocharged engine, a track-tuned suspension, and a sporty six-speed manual transmission. If you get a chance to visit our Fairfax Mazda dealership for a test drive, you’ll love the 2013 Mazdaspeed3. Here are some of the top performance features you’ll notice and enjoy:
Turbocharged MZR 2.3-Liter Engine
The 2013 Mazdaspeed3 gains its power from an all-aluminum, turbocharged, direct-injection engine that pushes out an impressive 263 horsepower. With a Warner-Hitachi turbocharger and air-to-air intercooler, the engine is able to cool easier in order to provide the best possible output at all RPM ranges.
Six-Speed Short-Throw Manual Transmission
The close-ratio transmission that’s bolted to the Mazdaspeed3’s engine is designed to provide short, easy shifts so that power transfers quickly and seamlessly from the engine to the wheels. This transmission also features a torque-sensing conical limited-slip differential and Mazda’s Torque Management System, which gives the Mazdaspeed3 the ability to transfer torque to the wheels that need it most.
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
It wouldn’t be a Mazda without that famous “Zoom-Zoom” performance that glues you to the road. Tested on the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany, the Mazdaspeed3’s four-wheel independent suspension features MacPherson struts in the front, a multilink suspension in the back, and two stabilizer bars. With this setup, as well as the fuel-efficient electro-hydraulic power steering, the Mazdaspeed3 is able to take turns with ultimate confidence.
Aerodynamic, Lightweight Design
The Mazdaspeed3’s frame is made of high strength, lightweight steel that offers both performance and safety advantages. From the large wheels and menacing hood scoop to the deep character lines on the side of the car, it’s clear that the exterior of the Mazdaspeed3 is built for aerodynamics and optimal performance.
To experience the high level of performance that lies underneath the hood of the 2013 Mazdaspeed3 hatchback, come to Brown’s Fairfax Mazda. Visit our dealership’s website to browse our selection of new and pre-owned Mazda vehicles, and call us at (888) 514-3006 for more information.