News

Mazda 3 i-stop

  • Full report
  • Every major car launch
  • Complete rundown of Geneva show
Words ByWhat Car? Staff

Need a valuation?

Obtain a FREE used car valuation for any vehicle.

GB

An article image

While the 3 MPS reinforces Mazda's sporty image, elsewhere on its stand there are cars that emphasise the company's environmental commitments.

The Mazda 3 i-stop is powered by a 2.0-litre 150bhp petrol engine that comes fitted with engine stop-start.

The i-stop system the i is for idle cuts the engine when the car comes to a halt in traffic jams or at traffic lights, for example. Then, as soon as the driver depresses the clutch to move on, the system restarts the engine.

Mazda says the 3 i-stop is capable of 41.5mpg - a 14% improvement on the current car. That would equate to CO2 emissions of about 165g/km, although exact figures havent been released.

Prices and on-sale dates have yet to be confirmed.

Related Articles

Review

Mazda MX-5

What Car? SaysRated 5 out of 5
Owners sayRated 5 out of 5

The MX-5 is a terrific two-seater roadster that's great to drive and won't cost a fortune to buy or to own.