New Mazda6 MPS and Mazda2 MPS arriving by 2010

We’ve heard Mazda was considering it before and we now have confirmation from AutoExpress. Work on the Mazda2 MPS (Mazdaspeed in the U.S.) is almost complete. Using the new three-door Mazda2 hatchback as the basis, power is expected to come from a turbocharged version of the 1.5 liter engine producing up to 230-hp.

AutoExpress also tells us that an MPS version of the new Mazda6 is also on the way and it will definitely be a head-turner with body enhancements such as new spoilers, larger intakes and lowered side skirts. Rumor has it that Mazda will use a turbocharged version of the new 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine producing up to 280-hp.

0-60 for the new Mazda6 MPS is expected to come in six seconds with a top speed limited to 155mph. A concpet will appear at the Paris Motor Show in October with the production model arriving in 2010.


Source: AutoExpress

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