Mazda CX-5 2015: test and contact with the SKYACTIV-G 192 hp
The Mazda CX-5 are in luck. The Japanese compact SUV, the Star Mazda dealerships, is renewed. He CX-May 2015 and comes with many new features including a powerful gasoline engine SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter and 192 hp. And it is for that reason we took advantage of their presentation in Barcelona these days to travel there and try it in a first contact in that way we could know more about the plans of Mazda for one year, and you can go ahead , will come loaded with new features. But let's get to the point, What the Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.5 192 hp offers?
As you may have ever imagined this will not be far from the best-selling engine Mazda CX-5 range. We dare say that sales are almost testimonial. think that Mazda sells in Spain more than 5,000 units each year CX-5, Having assumed in 2014 more than half of its sales, and forecast to reach 6,000 units in the next fiscal year (March 2015, it will be when it hits dealerships, March 2016).
83% of customers buy Mazda CX-5 diesel. 78% with front wheel drive. And 74% with manual transmission. The Mazda CX-5 2.5 192 hp is not just an SUV with gasoline engine powerful enough, but also automatic and all-wheel drive. There will be no other alternative. And it will be offered only with a line of top-end equipment, Luxury.
The only reason we can think of to choose the 2.5 engine 192 hp in this new Mazda CX-5 is its power. This engine is not enough for us to find a sporty feel in a model, after all, it is not designed for that purpose. Maybe later play the card of MPS, do not know. It is a living, mild and pleasant engine, but not as we understand it today. In addition to those 192 horsepower, which reach 5,700 rpm, this engine delivers 256 Nm of torque at a much lower rate, at 4,000 rpm.
Remember that this engine 192 hp SKYACTIV-G strictly follows the philosophy which Mazda has shown in recent years. Is Direct block, atmospheric injection, While that still pushes from below, but shines more soft and progressive for the kick, obviously, today we find in virtually any engine of its power, generally, with some exceptions, they resort to the turbo. Lack of kick in the background somehow makes up a really fast automatic, based on a torque converter. One of those changes that remind us that, luckily, there is life beyond the twin clutches.
¿We miss the turbo? I must admit that sometimes we miss each other a turbocharged engine with lots kick from below, although the 192 hp SKYACTIV-G thrust force from mid-range. we must not forget that the Mazda CX-5 is one of the lightest vehicles, probably more, of its category. And this figure would have achieved thanks, among other things, extensive use of high strength steels, which have increased their share in this facelift, with new reinforcements received.
Its features are correct. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.0 seconds and reaches 194 km / h. An Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI S-Tronic 180 hp accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds.
As for consumption we can not give actual data, our test is not passed in the comparability that can ensure that the data is minimally relevant. Its official fuel consumption is 7.2 liters / 100km and CO2 emissions of 165 g / km. That puts him in charge of the registration tax of 9.75%. Their consumption would also be higher than those of other powerful SUV petrol turbo resort to competition, although in the order of tenths of a liter per 100 kilometers. This engine obviously meets the Euro VI regulations.
I would like to sincerely make a rigorous test consumption with this engine to look far away from the approval. Because if something has shown us new Mazda engines is that perhaps those that are less distant from these figures. Its technology is essentially the same as Mazda has used in the new generation SKYACTIV-G, in 2.0-liter engine, and it provides exceptionally high ratio compression of 13:, although less than 14 1: 1 2.0 SKYACTIV.
The SKYACTIV-G 2.5 192 hp also comes standard with a system of energy recovery capacitors based on the system i-ELOOP.
The list price of the Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.5 192 hp is 38,735 €, although the promotional discount of 2,500 € which now offers brand would stay in only 36,235 €. The Luxury range of Cx-5 and comes equipped with a complete standard equipment, including lights smart Full adaptive Led, Bose equipment 9 speakers, navigator, rear view camera, access to intelligent control, sunroof, heated front seats, details "premium" on board molding the dashboard and central tunnel and alloy 19. "
With the Luxury Pack, which includes gift, this model also comes as standard warning system and lane departure prevention, assistance to the rear braking and fatigue detector.
Its launch will occur in a few days in March 2015.
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