Three-door version with larger front doors and a new rear side window design for a sportier character. Drag coefficient of only 0.31 and coefficient of lift (CLF) of just 0.02 contribute to low fuel consumption. Sports Appearance Package available (depending on market) with special front bumper, side sills and rear roof spoiler

Comfort, Functionality and Equipment

  • Walk-in functionality for front passenger seat, which slides forward for a wide opening (one of the widest in the segment) and easy access to rear seats
  • Audio system with MP3 CD playing capacity and AUX jack for playing MP3 players using the audio system directly
  • Three equipment grades in most countries

Powertrain

  • MZR 1.3-litre petrol Standard Power version with maximum power of 55 kW/75 PS at 6,000 rpm, maximum torque of 121 Nm at 3,500 rpm
  • MZR 1.3-litre petrol High Power version with maximum output of 63 kW/86 PS at 6,000 rpm, maximum torque of 122 Nm at 3,500 rpm
  • Both derivatives of the MZR 1.3 use just 5.4 litres of fuel per 100 km (combined) and produce just 129 g/km of CO2
  • MZR 1.5-litre petrol with maximum power of 76 kW/103 PS at 6,000 rpm, maximum torque of 137 Nm at 4,000 rpm
  • MZR 1.5 uses only 5.9 litres of fuel per 100 km (combined), produces just 140 g/km of CO2
  • MZ-CD 1.4-litre common-rail turbo diesel engine with maximum power of 50 kW/68 PS at 4,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at a low 2,000 rpm for lively driving fun
  • MZ-CD 1.4 uses just 4.3 litres fuel per 100 km (combined) and produces a very low 114 g/km of CO2 , the lowest CO2 value ever achieved by a Mazda production car sold in Europe
  • Five-speed manual transmission standard for all engines

Chassis and Safety

  • Mazda2 three-door is even lighter (5-to-10 kg, depending on engine) than the lightweight five-door
  • Front MacPherson strut, rear torsion beam suspension systems for agile handling and good ride comfort
  • Electric power assist steering with small 9.8 metre turning circle for great manoeuvrability in urban driving
  • Mazda2 five-door awarded 5-Stars for adult occupant safety in Euro NCAP crash testing
  • Six airbags, ABS, EBD, emergency brake assist and DSC standard (depending on grade and engine)

New Three-Door and Diesel Mazda2 – Stylish, Sporty and More Affordable

One of the keys to Mazda's continuing growth in Europe and around the world has been a strategy of expanding the line-up with exciting vehicles that appeal to an ever-wider group of customers. In less than two years, Mazda has introduced several vehicles that were never in its portfolio before, like the high-performance Mazda3 MPS, the unique power retractable hardtop MX-5 Roadster Coupe and the sports crossover SUV Mazda CX-7. This strategy is now set to continue with the European launch of the first three-door Mazda2.

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Launched in October 2007 as Mazda's first new-generation vehicle to be evolved to a new level, the all-new Mazda2 was an immediate hit with European customers, finding almost 40,000 owners to the end of April 2008. In December last year, Mazda2 five-door was awarded a 5-Star rating for adult occupant protection in Euro NCAP crash testing.

It won a host of automotive awards as well, including the World Car of the Year award (WCOTY, see below), and many national awards such as the Car of the Year in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark and Slovakia, Japan and South Africa. Now Mazda2 is about to get even more popular with a new three-door model that has all the award-winning attributes of the five-door, and is even more stylish, sportier and more affordable. Mazda2 –2008 World Car of the Year Award Winner The second-generation Mazda2 did not win the 2008 World Car of the Year Award by chance. In many respects, the new Mazda2 is a unique and ground-breaking vehicle. Not only is it dynamic and sporty looking – unusual for a B-segment car – it also sets a new benchmark for lightweight construction, being 100kg lighter than its predecessor. This is a reflection of a new focus at Mazda on offering cars that have less impact on the environment. With fewer pounds on its ribs, the second-generation Mazda2 uses less fuel and produces far fewer CO2 emissions than its predecessor. Not that winning such a prestigious award was a forgone conclusion.

This year's 39 entries for World Car of the Year included some great new vehicles. A jury of 47 international automotive journalists had the difficult task of choosing a winner based on their experience with each entry as part of their professional work. The jury members represented the automotive media from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, as well as other parts of the world. Once the dust had settled, Mazda2 was crowned World Car of the Year – an award it truly deserves.

Design – Sportiness Enhanced

The new three-door Mazda2 builds on the five-door's exterior design – that evokes movement and athleticism using unique body panel articulation and compact dimensions – for even more sporty appeal. Its larger front doors and rear side window have a unique shape that, when combined with the rising belt line and wedge shape of the Mazda2, communicates an even more fun-to-drive character.

Fresh and dynamic-looking, its overall design communicates a calm strength achieved through formal beauty and the highest levels of build quality yet seen on a Mazda B-car. Its eye-catching design is also four percent more aerodynamic than the old Mazda2. A coefficient of drag (Cd) of only 0.31 and a coefficient of lift (CLF) of just 0.02 help reduce fuel consumption and operating costs, which is important to young, first-time buyers.

For more sporty-minded customers, a Sports Appearance Package is available with a special front bumper design and side sills that visually lower the car's centre of gravity, and a rear roof spoiler. On the inside, a dark keynote colour contrasts nicely with white instruments, silver accents, a three-spoke steering wheel similar to the Mazda MX-5 roadster, a silver ringed driver cluster and centre-console mounted shift lever for an ambiance that is both sporty and high quality.

Forerunner of the Three-Door Mazda2 – Mazda Sassou Concept Car

One of the highlights at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show was the Mazda Sassou concept car. Designed and built by Mazda Motor Europe's Design Team under the direction of Peter Birtwhistle, it gave a good indication of where Mazda was heading with its next B-segment car. The name ‘Sassou' is Japanese for having a positive state of mind, for looking to the future with optimism. This was chosen wisely, as many exterior features of the Sassou were incorporated into the new three-door Mazda2: its sporty wedge shape, for instance, and its body articulation at the doors and wings.

In the three-door, these are just as eye-catching as the concept's, but combined with smooth transitions for a dynamic yet exquisite look of sportiness and strength. Three-door Mazda2 also inherited the unique rising belt line of the Sassou. This not only makes the car look like it is cutting through the wind even when standing still, it is also 40mm lower at the front windows than the outgoing model.

This is combined with an optimal front seat hip point height and a lower positioning of the door mirrors, for a major improvement in visibility diagonally to the front and downwards – a real safety plus in city driving. And the pointed shape of three-door's rear side window – a characteristic feature of its sporty appeal – can be traced back to Sassou as well.

Comfort, Functionality and Equipment

As with the five-door version, the new three-door Mazda2 has a roomy interior, despite its compact and dynamic exterior design. For optimum access to the rear seats, the front door is 220 mm longer and the door opening is 163 mm wider than the front door opening of the five-door.

The three-door version includes handy walk-in functionality, which folds the seatback of the front passenger seat and slides it forward to produce one of the segment's widest access widths for easy entry. Once inside, passengers find themselves in a roomy and comfortable interior. A relatively long wheelbase (2,490 mm), an innovative roof header shape, reduced roof-lining thickness and a lower rear hip point height, all combine to deliver plenty of head, shoulder and leg room both front and back. The driver's seat can slide fore/aft through a 250 mm range and be height adjusted up to 55 mm. This is combined with adjustable steering wheel height and a centre console-mounted manual shift lever for a sporty, wrap-around cockpit with room for people of nearly all shapes and sizes.

The higher shift lever placement makes room between the front seats for a floor console with a drink holder in the front and a storage tray in the rear large enough for a woman's handbag, along with an AUX jack for plugging in an MP3 player to use with the car's audio system (depending on grade) and a 12-volt power socket that can be used to power or charge electrical accessories.

Other handy storage compartments include a unique magazine rack in the glove compartment, front door pockets with space for a half-litre bottle and an A4 atlas, and three compartments in the dashboard for smaller items. The luggage capacities are unchanged compared to the five-door version. Behind the rear seats is a 250 litre luggage compartment that can hold two suitcases or a baby buggy, and can be extended to 787 litres when the rear seats are folded (60/40 functionality for all grades except base) to take larger items.

Exactly like the five-door, the three-door Mazda2 will be offered in three grades (depending on market) with a full slate of equipment for young, fun-minded drivers. Remote central locking, electric adjustable side mirrors, electric power assist steering and ABS are standard on every Mazda2 sold in Europe. Also onboard – depending on grade and market – are six airbags, heated and retractable door mirrors, 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels, manual or automatic air-conditioning, power front windows, power rear windows (five-door only), rain and light sensor system, adjustable speed warning system, cruise control (1.5-litre petrol with board computer only), dynamic stability control DSC (depending on engine), keyless entry and start system, and numerous other features.

Powertrains – Low Consumption and Low CO2 Emissions

Three-door Mazda2 comes with exactly the same petrol powertrain line-up as the five-door with engines that are lively and responsive, yet use low amounts of fuel and produce markedly less CO2 than the engines of the outgoing model. The base MZR 1.3-litre unit has variable valve timing and comes in two power derivatives (depending on market): a Standard Power version producing 55 kW/75 PS and a High Power version producing 63 kW/86 PS. Both use just 5.4 litres of petrol per 100 km and produce a low 129 g/km of CO2 emissions. The largest petrol engine is an MZR 1.5-litre unit that produces 76 kW/103 PS of power, while using just 5.9 litres of fuel per 100 km and producing 140 g/km of CO2.

1.4-litre Common-Rail Turbo Diesel Now Available

An MZ-CD 1.4-litre common-rail turbo diesel is available now with high fuel efficiency and low emissions. This engine is special for the European market where low operating costs are vital criteria for B-segment car customers. It produces 50 kW/68 PS of maximum power at 4,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at a low 2,000 rpm for lively acceleration and driving fun. At the same time, it uses just 4.3 litres of fuel per 100 km (combined) and produces only 114 g/km of CO2, the lowest CO2 value ever achieved by a Mazda production car sold in Europe. All engines come with Mazda's five-speed manual transmission with gear ratios that are between 3-to-10 percent higher than the previous five-speed, which contributes to lower fuel consumption.

Chassis and Safety – Lightweight with Safety Features Equal to the Five-door

The Mazda2 five-door was launched with a body shell that is nearly 100 kg lighter compared to the previous Mazda2. By keeping vehicle weight under the 1,000 kg threshold, the new Mazda2 reversed a general trend in the automotive industry of making each new model both larger and heavier. This outstanding result for Mazda was achieved mostly by engineering solutions – like employing large amounts of strong yet light high-tensile steels and reducing weight wherever possible – but also by reducing the car's dimensions, making it more agile with low fuel consumption and lower operating costs.

Mazda took this vital attribute one step further in developing the new three-door Mazda2. It is another 5-to-10 kg lighter than the five-door, ranging from 950 kg for the two 1.3-litre petrol derivates to 970 kg for the 1.4-litre diesel.

High tensile steel also helps to deliver some of the B-segment's best crash safety, as was confirmed when the Mazda2 five-door scored the highest possible 5-Star ranking in Euro NCAP testing with 34 points for adult occupant protection. It also received an outstanding 4-Star ranking for child occupant protection with 37 points, making it one of the few sub-compacts to achieve this level of child protection. For pedestrian safety, it achieved an wwwirable 18 points and a 2-Star ranking.

The body structure of the three-door is reinforced around the B-pillar and in the larger doors, including specific side impact protection bars. Its superior passive safety package includes six airbags, ABS, electronic brake force distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist and DSC (depending on grade and engine).

Can't Get Enough – of the New Mazda2

In 2006 the London electro-rock band ‘Infadels' released their debut album ‘We Are Not the Infadels' on the cult label Wall of Sound. A single from this album called ‘Can't Get Enough' became an underground hit in clubs and on European alternative radio stations. In 2007, Mazda chose this song as a guide track for its launch campaign of new Mazda2. The single has a unique mix of independent rock and electronic music and is the perfect match for the Mazda2 – young, sporty and urban-cool.

Feedback to the TV advertisement was so positive that Mazda commissioned the Infadels to produce a remix album of the single. Different artists contributed to the album including the up-and-coming French producer Tepr, New York House legends Felix da Housecat and Menace, with one remix by the Infadels themselves. In January 2008, it was released to well-stocked download shops everywhere. Since then, the single and the album have been downloaded more than 10,000 times, which has contributed much to the growing popularity of the new Mazda2 with young, first-time car owners in Europe. And this chapter of the Mazda2 success story will continue, as Mazda is sponsoring the 2008 European tour of the Infadels, whose new album ‘Universe in Reverse' will be released on 16 June.

Technical Data Mazda2 Three-Door

General
Body Type

Monocoque

Doors

2 front

Rear liftgate

Seats

2 front

3 rear bench-type with 60/40 split

(dep. on grade)

Coefficient of Drag Cd

0.31

Cross-sectional area m2

2.11

Dimensions
External
Overall length mm

3,885 (3,895)1

Overall length mm

3,900 (3,905)2

Overall width mm

1,695

Overall width mirror to mirror mm

1,958

Overall height mm

1,475

Wheelbase mm

2,490

Track front / rear mm

1,475 / 1,465 (for 14 / 15-inch)

1,465 / 1,455 (for 16-inch)

Ground clearance mm

150

Interior
Front/ rear head room mm

1,004 / 959

Front/ rear shoulder room mm

1,340 / 1,275

Front/ rear leg room mm

1,068 / 883

Boot measurements
Volume all seats up (VDA) l

250

Volume 2nd row down (from floor to ceiling,VDA) l

787

Boot width at widest point mm

1,100

Distance between rear wheel housings mm

1,000

Load floor to 2nd row (load area length) mm

674

Load floor to 1st row mm

1,321

Notes

1 without licence plate holder*

2 with licence plate holder *Values in parentheses refer to vehicles with Sports Appearance Package

Mazda2 Three-Door Petrol – Engine & Chassis

MZR 1.3-litre

Standard Power

MZR 1.3-litre

High Power

MZR 1.5-litre

Engine Type

Inline, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve

Inline, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve

Inline, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve

Displacement cm^(3)

1,349

1,349

1,498

Bore x stroke mm

74.0 x 78.4

74.0 x 78.4

78.0 x 78.4

Valves

4 per cylinder

4 per cylinder

4 per cylinder

Camshaft drive

Chain

Chain

Chain

Fuel injection system

Electronically controlled fuel injection

Electronically controlled fuel injection

Electronically controlled fuel injection

Compression ratio

10.0 : 1

10.0 : 1

10.0 : 1

Emission control system

3-way catalytic converter

3-way catalytic converter

3-way catalytic converter

Max. power kW/PS

55/75 at 6,000 rpm

63/86 at 6,000 rpm

76/103 at 6,000 rpm

Max. torque Nm

121 at 3,500 rpm

122 at 3,500 rpm

137 at 4,000 rpm

Fuel type

Unleaded 95RON

Unleaded 95RON

Unleaded 95RON

Fuel tank capacity l

42.8

42.8

42.8

Battery

55D23L/12 V

55D23L/12 V

55D23L/12 V

Transmission
Powertrain

Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive

Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive

Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive

Gear Ratios

5 MT

5 MT

5 MT

1st

3.416

3.416

3.416

2nd

1.842

1.842

1.842

3rd

1.290

1.290

1.290

4th

0.972

0.972

0.972

5th

0.775

0.775

0.775

Reverse

3.214

3.214

3.214

Final Drive Ratio

3.850

3.850

4.105

Steering
Type

Rack & pinion, electric power assist

Rack & pinion, electric power assist

Rack & pinion, electric power assist

Steering wheel turns (lock to lock)

2.7

2.7

2.7

Turning circle (kerb to kerb) m

9.80

9.80

9.80

Turning circle (wall to wall) m

10.4

10.4

10.4

MZR 1.3-litre

Standard Power

MZR 1.3-litre

High Power

MZR 1.5-litre

Suspension and Wheels
Front Suspension

Independent MacPherson strut

Independent MacPherson strut

Independent MacPherson strut

Rear Suspension

Torsion beam

Torsion beam

Torsion beam

Damper front

Twintube

Twintube

Twintube

Damper rear

Monotube

Monotube

Monotube

Stabilisers (front) mm

19

19

19

Wheel size / type

6J x 14 steel

6J x 15 alloy

6.5J x 16 alloy

6J x 14 steel

6J x 15 alloy

6.5J x 16 alloy

6J x 14 steel

6J x 15 alloy

6.5J x 16 alloy

Tyre size

175/65 R14

185/55 R15

195/45 R16

175/65 R14

185/55 R15

195/45 R16

175/65 R14

185/55 R15

195/45 R16

Brakes
Type front

Ventilated discs

Ventilated discs

Ventilated discs

Type rear

Leading-and-trailing drums

Leading-and-trailing drums

Leading-and-trailing drums

Diameter front mm

258

258

258

Diameter rear mm

200

200

200

Vacuum booster diameter inches

9

9

9

Scheduled maintenance

Every 12,500 miles or 12 months

Every 12,500 miles or 12 months

Every 12,500 miles or 12 months

Mazda2 Three-Door Petrol – Performance and Weights

MZR 1.3-litre

Standard Power

MZR 1.3-litre

High Power

MZR 1.5-litre

5MT

5MT

5MT

Performance
Top speed

mph

104

107

117

Acceleration 0-62 mph*

s

14.0

12.9

10.4

Fuel Consumption
Urban**

mpg

40.9

40.9

37.2

Extra urban**

mpg

61.4

61.4

57.6

Combined**

mpg

52.3

52.3

47.9

CO2 emissions (combined)

g/km

129

129

140

Emissions ranking

Euro Stage IV

Euro Stage IV

Euro Stage IV

Weight and Payload
Min. kerb weight

kg

950 / 1,025***

950 / 1,025***

955 / 1,030***

Max. permissible weight

kg

1,455

1,455

1,455

Permissible front axle weight

kg

775

775

775

Permissible rear axle weight

kg

735

735

740

Permissible tow weight, trailer without brakes

kg

500

500

500

Permissible tow weight, trailer with brakes (12% slope)

kg

900

900

900

Max. roof load capacity

kg

50

50

50

* Under Mazda test conditions

** According to 80/1268/EEC in its latest version

*** According to 92/21/EEC in its latest version (including 75 kg driver)

Mazda2 Three-Door Diesel – Engine & Chassis

MZ-CD 1.4-litre Diesel

Engine Type

Inline, 4-cylinder, SOHC, 8-valve

Displacement cm^(3)

1,399

Bore x stroke mm

73.7 x 82.0

Valves

2 per cylinder

Camshaft drive

Belt

Fuel injection system

Common-rail direct injection

Compression ratio

18.0:1

Emission control system

3-way catalytic converter

Max. power kW/PS

50/68 at 4,000 rpm

Max. torque Nm

160 at 2,000 rpm

Fuel type

Diesel

Fuel tank capacity l

42.8

Battery

80D26L/12 V

Transmission
Powertrain

Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive

Gear Ratios

5 MT

1st

3.583

2nd

1.925

3rd

1.281

4th

0.951

5th

0.756

Reverse

3.620

Final Drive Ratio

3.370

Suspension and Wheels
Front Suspension

Independent MacPherson strut

Rear Suspension

Torsion beam

Damper front

Twintube

Damper rear

Monotube

Stabilisers (front) mm

19

Wheel size / type

6J x 14 steel

6J x 15 alloy

6.5J x 16 alloy

MZ-CD 1.4-litre Diesel

Tyre size

175/65 R14

185/60 R14

185/55 R15

195/45 R16

Steering
Type

Rack & pinion, electric power assist

Steering wheel turns (lock to lock)

2.7

Turning circle (kerb to kerb) m

9.8

Turning circle (wall to wall) m

10.4

Brakes
Type front

Ventilated discs

Type rear

Leading-and-trailing drums

Diameter front mm

258

Diameter rear mm

200

Vacuum booster diameter inches

9

Scheduled maintenance

Every 12,500 miles or 12 months

Mazda2 Three-Door Diesel – Performance and Weights

MZ-CD 1.4-litre Diesel

5MT

Performance
Top speed mph

1101

Acceleration 0-62 mph s

15.5

Fuel Consumption
Urban** mpg

53.3

Extra urban** mpg

76.3

Combined** mpg

65.7

CO2 emissions (combined) g/km

114

Emissions ranking

Euro Stage IV

Weight and Payload
Min. kerb weight kg

970 / 1,045 ***

Max. permissible weight kg

1,490

Permissible front axle weight kg

820

Permissible rear axle weight kg

725

Permissible tow weight, trailer without brakes kg

500

Permissible tow weight, trailer with brakes (12% slope) kg

800

Max. roof load capacity kg

50

* Under Mazda test conditions

** According to 80/1268/EEC in its latest version

*** According to 92/21/EEC in its latest version (including 75 kg driver)