Mazda3, also called Mazda 3 and Mazda Axela (China and Japan) is a compact car made by Japanese brand Mazda. This third generation has hatchback and sedan body styles, all wrapped in KODO design philosophy. Here it is featured a hatchback with a medium-range petrol engine and manual transmission. This particular car is a special edition, called Takumi, and has a very low mileage, with less than 2,000 km on the clock.
Model: Mazda3 / Mazda 3 / Mazda Axela / Mazda3 SKYACTIV-G 120 Takumi
Body type: hatchback, 5-door, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 16,816 Euros
Engine: 2.0-litre (1,998 cc) transverse in-line four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, with Start/Stop technology. The compression ratio is 14:1 and the maximum output is 88 kW / 120 PS/hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque is 210 Nm (approx. 154 ft-lbs) available at 4,000 rpm.
Gearbox: 6-speed manual transmission and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport 3 215/45 ZR18 93W
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.9 seconds
Top speed: 195 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 5.1 liters of gasoline/petrol per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 119 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 51
Dimensions (mm): L 4,465 / w 1,795 / h 1,450
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 364/1,263
Wheelbase (mm): 2,700
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,205 kg/1,280 kg
Front suspension: Independent McPherson strut, coil springs, sway bar, ventilated disc brakes.
Rear suspension: Independent, multi-link struts, coil springs, disc brakes.
Main standard equipment
Front airbag for driver and front passenger, side airbag for driver and front passenger, curtain airbag for front and rear seats; ABS; ESC/ESP; Start/Stop; Hill Start Assist (HSA); City Emergency Brake Assistance (SCBS); Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); Blind Spot Monitoring System (RVM); rear parking sensors; rain sensor; light sensor; cruise control; speed limiter; dual-zone automatic climate control; heated front seats; 4 electric windows; electrically adjustable, foldable and heated side mirrors; trip computer; height and depth adjustable steering column; leather steering wheel and gear shifter; LED DRL; bi-xenon headlights; fog lights; LED taillights; 18-inch alloy wheels; exhaust system with dual chromed mufflers; keyless start; MZD Connect infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen; sound system with 6 speakers; MP3; CD player; 2xUSB; Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming.
Main optional equipment (price in Euros, without VAT)
Aluminium Grey Metallic Paint (325).
+ easy to drive
+ good dynamics
+ good soundproofing
+ nice engine sound
+ good engine performance
+ floor mounted acceleration pedal
+ very good headlights
+ nice exterior and interior design
– touch screen active only when standstill
– soft suspension
– soft steering feedback
– no keyless entry (despite having keyless start)
Driven by Adrian M. for 235 km, 8.2 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 1,468 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni