Fortunately, visibility is good in all directions from within the 2010 MazdaSpeed3. The 2010 Speed3 has a lot of power left on the table, and our product development has really brought that to light. The engineers deliberately left in some torque steer rather than going overboard with power retardation in the early gears, but, while its still very noticeable, that sideways yank on the steering wheel now feels more like character and less like a dynamic limitation. Understeer comes on smoothly and predictably, allowing a quick lift to bring things back into line, and with that much twist available at nearly any rpm in any gear, mid-corner flubs are replaced with heroic exits. Bodystyles: Four-door hatchback Engines: 2. The advanced torque management system, which minimizes torque steer by adjusting torque output based on gear position and steering angle, has also been recalibrated. But seriously, it will quickly grow on you.
Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat lifter links and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links, or replace the entire seat adjuster unit, free of charge. The 2010 Mazdaspeed3 is aggressive at any angle, yet stylish and functional. Skidpad is a solid 0. Everything you can do to a Mazda 3 can be done to a Mazdaspeed 3 and more. The limited slip differential is unique to the Speed version. The torque gains were nearly 20ft lbs increase on average. Color code 34k, Crystal white pearl The Mazdaspeed3 is a introduced for the 2007 model year by and produced until 2013.
Mazdaspeed is more than just the name the Japanese automaker gives to its best-performing vehicles. It shines as both a back-road burner and grocery getter with a bad boy edge. Overall, the styling is mean and lean…even the overbearing front end works with the overall design. Black is the keynote color employed throughout the interior, while the seats and trim fabric have an organic red graphic design. A Cold Air intake system relocates the filter outside of the engine compartment to deliver the coolest air inlet temperatures possible. The Mazdaspeed3 is a blast in a straight line and nimble around bends, but still suffers from ample amounts of torque steer.
The half-leather seats are good and supportive enough for road or track outings. Conclusion If German cars or rear-wheels drive models are your passion, then you should keep looking, the Mazdaspeed3 is not the car for you. Wars, the economy, swine flu. This is the best Mazda on the market today to mod for power. You have got to be fucking kidding.
The Secret Weapon Air Filter provides maximum airflow with the protection. The use of high-strength and ultra-high strength steel in the safety structures like bumpers and side impact beams has nearly doubled, making these areas both stronger and lighter. The Mazdaspeed3 is only available in a hatchback version with a 6 speed manual transmission. According to several sources, the new MazdaSpeed3 is capable of accelerating to 60 mph in less than six seconds. The CorkSport downpipe features a divorced wastegate dump design -providing a separate outlet for wastegate gasses and avoiding disruption of the primary exhaust pathway when the wastegate cracks open to bypass excess exhaust pressure past the turbine wheel.
The Mazdaspeed3 was designed prior to the latest generation of hot hatches, including the , , and the. The result of their efforts is impressive: Not only does the 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 ride noticeably better than its predecessor, it also slithers through our slalom cones a whopping 4. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Adding Dyno Sheets as time goes by. From the rear, larger dual exhaust tips, a rear valance painted the same metallic black as the grille, and a larger, roof-mounted rear wing give it away.
Few other notable things that distinguish the Speed from the regular Mazda3 are body colored features, including front grille, rear spoiler, side sills extensions, and bumpers. They are up a half-inch from the 18×7. Do I need a tune to make more power on a Mazdaspeed with your downpipe? Behind the wheel, the 6-speed manual MazdaSpeed3 takes Zoom-Zoom to a whole other level, with sufficient power and loads of torque across the entire power band—despite suffering some torque-steer off the line and considering this is front-wheel drive only , this has been improved compared to previous versions. Senior editor Jonny Lieberman admires the engine, noting,… What a difference a year makes. The same model is sold in North America as the Mazdaspeed3 and as the Mazdaspeed Axela in Japan.
Performance Dynamics Test drivers are impressed with the 2010 Mazdaspeed3's quick acceleration and balanced handling. Bluetooth and a brilliant 10-speaker Bose audio system are also exclusive to the Speed. The engine was listed in for three years straight. While both vehicles are dynamic performers, the Subaru is equipped with a standard all-wheel drive system, which provides more traction and capability in adverse weather conditions. However, reviews read by TheCarConnection. It is a top of the line Mazda 3 with a much more powerful. Full details after the jump.