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Mazda 3 MPS: The most powerful compact traction?
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"Without control power is nothing." This slogan own Pirelli could actually attaches itself to the launch of the most powerful FWD compact market. Because few manufacturers now are able to move correctly over 230 hp on the nose. Opel is clumsily tried it recently with the Astra OPC. The Mazda 3 MPS "Mazda Performance Series" has risen to the challenge of moving more than 380 Nm of torque and almost 260 hp on the nose. Mission accomplished?
In Europe, the Mazda3 MPS is a recent explosion onto the fairly small but highly competitive compact sport because it directly incorporates the recipe for late Ford Focus RS Turbo engine, limited slip differential and traction. Especially noted that Mazda had deserted this niche over the last ten years (323 GTR 4WD). The German Volkswagen Golf R32 and BMW 130i are in a different category because they are led by a 6 cylinder. Remain the Audi S3 but drive and the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA (250 hp), Ford Focus ST (225 hp), Opel Astra OPC (240 hp) and the French Renault Megane RS (225 bhp). On paper, the Mazda 3 MPS is the most powerful.
Aesthetically, the performance version differs from the compact by a more muscular front bumper, a larger grille for better cooling and more pronounced lines. The result is rather sober view of what happens to the neighbors. The sporty character of this Mazda 3 is highlighted by back roads widened by 20 mm, 18''alloy wheels and an impressive exhaust pipes of 102 mm in diameter, the circumference of a CD. Mazda Mazda3 MPS declines in 4 colors. Besides black, silver and red, there is a livery Cosmic Blue "was created specifically for this model.
The interior quiet but very well equipped does not betray the origins of the Mazda 3 MPS. We find, front bucket seats leather designer semi MPS, 3-spoke steering wheel, aluminum pedals and door sills steel. The icing on the cake an odometer calibrated to 280 km / h. What a program ...
Small feature, the Mazda 3 MPS has a generous Bose audio system with 7 HP, a subwoofer, an amp and a 6 CD. Given its price (€ 27,200) and its comprehensive standard equipment (air conditioning auto rain sensor, remote central locking, trip computer, etc.) the Mazda 3 MPS is among the most interesting market.
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