2009 Geneva: 2010 Mazda3 MPS officially revealed

Mazda has dropped all the details and images on the 2010 Mazda3 MPS (known as the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 on the stateside) before its Geneva debut tomorrow. While on the outside, the 2010 Mazda3 MPS was totally redesigned, under the hood it remains pretty much the same.

Following the design theme of the all-new 2010 Mazda3, the MPS variant gets a more aggressive design with the help of larger intakes, a new front fender and front bumper, a new front grille and a new intake for the intercooler on the hood. It also gets new side skirts, a floating rear spoiler, lead tail lamps and new rear bumper. The 2010 Mazda3 MPS rides on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels designed exclusively for the Mazda3 MPS.

Power comes from the same 2.3L DISI Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine that makes 260-hp (now at 5,500 rpm)and a maximum torque of 280 lb-ft. 0 to 62 mph comes in at 6.1 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Fuel-economy comes in at 26 mpg.

The 2010 Mazda3 MPS will make its stateside debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show in April with the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 badge.

Make the jump for the full list of European specification and the high-res image gallery.

2010 Mazda3 MPS (2010 Mazdaspeed3):




Mazda 3 MPS dimensions and specifications for EU:

    – Dimensions
          o Overall length: 4,505 mm
          o Overall height: 1,460 mm
          o Overall width: 1,770 mm
          o Wheelbase: 2,640 mm
          o Treads (front/rear): 1,535 mm/1,520 mm
          o Luggage capacity: 300 l with Bose® System
    – Drive train: FWD
    – Engine: MZR 2.3-litre DISI Turbo
    – Displacement: 2,261 cm3
    – Bore x stroke: 87.5 mm x 94.0 mm
    – Fuel tank capacity : 60 l
    – Max. output : 260 PS (191 kW) at 5,500 rpm
    – Max. torque: 380 Nm at 3,000 rpm
    – Fuel consumption
          o Combined: 9.2 l / 100 km
          o Urban: 13.5 l / 100 km
          o Extra urban: 7.5 l / 100 km
          o Emissions ranking: Euro Stage V
    – Exhaust system: single-nanotechnology
    – Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
    – Differential: Torque-sensing Limited Slip Differential
    – Performance
          o Max. speed: 250 km/h
          o 0-100km/h (EU): 6.1 s
    – Steering: Electro-hydraulic power assisted system
    – Turn lock-to-lock: 2.7
    – Min. turning circle: 11 m
    – Suspension, front: MacPherson strut
    – Suspension, rear: Multi-link
    – Coil spring rate, front: D26.8 N/mm
    – Coil spring rate, rear: D29.9 N/mm
    – Dampers, front: Twintube
    – Dampers, rear: Monotube
    – Stabilizer diameter, front: 26 mm
    – Stabilizer diameter, rear: 25 mm
    – Front brake type, diameter: Ventilated discs, 320 mm
    – Rear brake type, diameter: Solid discs, 280 mm
    – Coefficient of drag: 0.32 Cd
    – Brake booster: 8″ + 9″ tandem booster & large 1″ diameter master cylinder
    – Tyres, wheels: Dunlop 225/40 R18, 18×7.5J