2009 Geneva: 2010 Mazda3 MPS rolls into Geneva with the same 260-hp

That’s right, while the 2010 Mazda3 MPS (2010 Mazdaspeed3) looks totally radical and aggressive on the outside and seems like it could scare the heck out of its predecessor, under the hood is the same 260-hp 2.3L DISI Turbo 4-cylinder that isn’t helping this high-performance hatchback be a truly impressive successor.

We’re not sure what Mazda was thinking but we would’ve been quite satisfied with a 20-hp increase – at least it would have gave the European customers something to feel comfortable about around the 300-hp 2009 Ford Focus RS.

0 to 62 mph still comes in at 6.1 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

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2009 Geneva Motor Show: 2010 Mazda3 MPS (2010 Mazdaspeed3):




2010 Mazda3 MPS (2010 Mazdaspeed3):