Europe’s 2019 Mazda3 Engine Specs Released Along With Massive Gallery

The European press launch of the all-new Mazda3 recently took place on the scenic roads in and around Lisbon, Portugal.

The event was a good opportunity for the automaker to release full specifications and a huge photo gallery with its new compact model in European specification (though the sedan featured in the gallery is in US specification). Jumping right to the point, the 2019 Mazda3 will offer three engines in Europe, two gasoline units and a diesel.

Replacing the previous generation’s 1.5-liter and 2.2-liter diesel engines, the new Skyactiv-D 1.8-liter turbo diesel delivers 116 PS (114 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque at 1,600-2,600 rpm. Unsurprisingly, the diesel engine is the economy champion — at least until the specs for the Skyactiv-X engine are out. Combined fuel consumption (WLTP) is as low as 4.7 liters/100 km (58.8 mpg UK), with corresponding CO2 emissions of 130 g/km.

The engine comes equipped with a NOx Storage Catalyst (NSC) system which is said to convert nitrous oxide back into harmless nitrogen, dramatically reducing NOx emissions. The Skyactiv-D 1.8 also features a Rapid Multi-stage Combustion technique responsible for shortening the combustion period and reducing knock noises.

Skyactiv-G 2.0 and Skyactiv-X gasoline engines are assisted by mild hybrid systems

Moving on to the Skyactiv-G 2.0 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, it produces 122 PS (120 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 213 Nm (157 lb-ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm. Thanks to Mazda’s new M Hybrid 24V mild hybrid system that features a 600 kJ lithium-ion battery and a DC-DC converter, as well as cylinder deactivation technology, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine offers improved fuel economy and low particulate matter exhaust emissions. WLTP-rated average fuel consumption is as low as 6.0 l/100 km (47.1 mpg UK), with CO2 emissions of 136 g/km.

Finally, the most anticipated engine is the Skyactiv-X unit with compression ignition combustion technology that debuts in the 2019 Mazda3. Mazda doesn’t reveal the specs yet but we do know from Mazda Slovakia that it puts out 181 PS (178.5 horsepower) and 222 Nm (164 lb-ft) of torque. As with the regular Skyactiv-G engine, it’s assisted by the M Hybrid system. Scheduled for launch later in 2019, the new power plant promises to offer “the superior initial response and fuel economy usually associated with diesel engines.”

All three engines are mated to a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic in Europe, with the Skyactiv-X to be also available with the i-Activ AWD system (only with the hatchback). All models offer G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) for improved handling and grip.

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  • Gargamel

    That’s nice. Now, how bout’ a CD player?

  • Giziclown

    Stunning🚗 🎷🕺🏽🎈👌👻!!!

  • carlbolt

    The only thing I don’t like about this car is the rear torsion beam suspension. Why in the hell to go backward?

    • Rocket

      The short answer is cost, of course. Sure they came up with a bunch of marketing BS explaining how they’re so good they can do more with less, but we all know it was cost.

    • Matthijs

      Ford did the same with the Focus. I’m sure both cars will still drive great

      • Silimarina

        I think Focus has torsion beam only on lower HP engines. Mazda should have offered a multilink on skyactive-x even if the price was 1k $/€ more. I would have paid the difference.

    • Giziclown

      Type this in youtube: Mazda 3 AWD 2019 | What you need to know about it’s AWD system!

  • 31/12/2999

    I think is beautiful in all the way. Because doesn’t has a generalistic design, it breaks with the ordinary. And when I will can see one on the road, it will look stunning, i’m sure of that.


    I hope this car sells more than the corolla.

  • Marty

    So, no chrome in the grille of the hatchback? That’s a pity.
    Otherwise it’s really nice with a car that tries to have it’s own identity in a segment were almost all the other cars look the same.

    • Giziclown

      I’m sure for extra money, the garage can fix your problem.

    • ctk4949

      Thats a good thing, chrome is crap from the 60s. lol

      • Marty

        I’d rather have crap from the 60s than shiny black plastics from the 90s. 🙂
        And that crap is still present around the doors and in the interior, though.

        • ctk4949

          How do you know its not black metal of some type?? Its not really chrome inside. The interior has a more satin finish. It aint shiny like chrome!! You must love chrome wheels!! lol

          • Marty

            Nope. I must not love chrome wheels just because i think that they should have used the same front on both models.

    • Andrew Umukoro

      it’s actually chrome with a darkened finish bud

  • KF

    I can’t stand the the 3Qr of the hatch, it looks so bulky. The current one looks so sleek and this one like Quasimodo. Overall I think the new Corolla hatch looks better (exteriorwise).

    • Giziclown

      You don’t have any sense of aesthetics.

  • dumblikeyou2

    There’s something about the shape of the hatch that reminds me of a Ford Pinto.

  • Vassilis

    Beautiful car but it desperately needs turbocharged petrol engines.

    • Incog Nito


    • Giziclown

      How old are you 17?

      • Vassilis

        Double that actually… So what I am is realistic.

  • ctk4949

    Why isnt the infotainment screen symmetrical?!?! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • Giziclown

      Buy an Audi A3 then!

  • drano66

    Sterling Archer drives a Mazda3, who knew!

  • Alduin

    The current Mazda 3 hatch is ugly,this new one takes ugly to another level. No Mazdaspeed no care plus torsion beam rear suspension? Wtf Mazda. Atleast the sedan looks good.

    • Giziclown

      You are ugly.

      • Alduin

        You’re ugly.

  • Kagan

    You know the entry level petrol 122hp will cost 24500 $ in Sweden and that is with the high exchange rate of today. It equals 30000 $ some 5 years ago.

  • Althea Later

    Strange photos. Are we supposed to be looking at the car, or the male model who doesn’t appear to be actually driving? The hatch reminds me of the slabby shapes of foreign cars from the late 1970s.

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