Soon at Flight-Line Mazda- 1350 E 32nd St in Yuma, AZ, one Japanese auto maker will completely transform how vehicles can be powered. A new engine by Mazda, labeled SkyActiv Technology, will soon be unveiled this month, and by 2013, you will find it in every Mazda model.


"The 2012 MAZDA3 will have the Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre gasoline engine with the Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission (or) the Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission mounted onto a current vehicle platform in order to make Mazda's latest technologies available to customers as quickly as possible," according to Mazda PR rep Sandra Lemaitre.1


Through research, Mazda discovered that most of the energy loss in internal combustion engines is primarily thermal, which can occur through the cooling system, exhaust, engine, and transmission surfaces. Mazda's SkyActive engine reduces combustion length, weight, and internal engine friction. Special pistons and crowns were created for this new state of the art engine.


Those initiatives, together with a 4-2-1 exhaust manifold, help distribue hot gases away from the engine, increasing thermal efficiency. How does this affect the driver?  One could see up to a 15% increase in fuel economy all while receiving greater torque.  Usually you don't find these two characteristics together.


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