The Mazda3 MPS ( Mazda Performance Series ) is a sports version of the Mazda3, which was offered from December 2006 to early 2009 in the first generation and is based on the five-door body styles. The MPS models are sold under the name Mazdaspeed 3 on the non-European markets. The second generation has been available since October 2009.


Mazda3 MPS (2006-2009)

The Mazda3 MPS was first presented at the AMI in April 2006. He is driven by the known from the Mazda6 MPS 2.3-liter turbo engine with gasoline direct injection, which develops an output of 191 kW (260 hp) at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 380 Nm at 3000 rpm. The power is transmitted via a manual six - speed gearbox and a limited slip differential on the front wheels. A dependent of gear selection and steering angle filling and boost pressure control improves traction. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h from 0 to 100 km / h takes 6.1 s Thus, the Mazda3 MPS is one of the most powerful series-production vehicles with front wheel drive. Other features include 18- inch light alloy wheels in 10 - spoke design, the red stitching in the interior and aluminum pedals, and an electronic security system consisting of an electronic stability program ( DSC), which includes a traction control system ( TCS) and Brake Assist (EBA ) are.


Mazda3 MPS (since 2009)

The second-generation Mazda3 MPS was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009 for the first time.

The vehicle is at the dealership since October 2009. It meets the Euro 5 emissions standard and consumes 9.6 liters of Super Plus per 100 km. As a safety feature is standard equipment among other things, a lane change assistant. As additional equipment is the " Plus Package " with, among others, bi-xenon light with cornering lights, keyless entry and start system and a BOSE sound system to disposal.

As an added extra, a navigation system is available.

As part of the facelift followed a facelift both for 2012 and for 2013.

The facelift in 2012 stands out in the center of gravity by a fully color-keyed rear bumper and color changes in the interior.

From the facelift in 2013, the equipment variant " techno " package available, which, inter alia, a touch screen radio includes. Also the spoiler extension, the exterior mirrors, OEM alloy wheels and the rear bumper ( pro rata) are painted in black or dark anthracite.

The Mazda3 MPS BL is due to the upcoming model change on the BM series since March 2013 no longer available.