X = THE POWER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
It is Mazda’s revolutionary new engine available on All-New Mazda3. It combines diesel compression ignition with petrol spark ignition, giving the customer the best of both worlds; great fuel economy with low CO2 emissions and a high revving, smooth power delivery.
The technology used is called ‘Spark Controlled Compression Ignition’, or SPCCI. This technology is a world-first and Skyactiv-X holds the world’s highest compression ratio for a petrol.
Up to 52.3 mpg*
SPCCI combines the fuel-efficiency of a diesel with the power and drivability of a petrol engine. The engine switches seamlessly between conventional spark ignition and a compression ignition mode where a lean fuel-air mix is compressed so that it will combust even more efficiently. It’s the best of both worlds.
Skyactiv-X is a high-revving, powerful petrol engine, but sips fuel like a diesel. It’s responsive, efficient and more environmentally friendly.
✓ Skyactiv-X combines outstanding performance with low emissions
✓ It produces power output of 180ps with CO2 emissions from 96g/km
✓ The CO2 emissions from Skyactiv-X engines are similar to a much lower powered diesel
✓ For fleet drivers, there is no RDE1 VED or BIK penalty as this is a petrol engine and is already RDE2 Euro 6D compliant
The All-New Mazda3 ushers in the first of our next-generation powertrains; Skyactiv-X.
No. Skyactiv-X has been designed to perform in the real world, not just a test laboratory. Most of the time it will run in SPCCI mode for maximum efficiency, but when you want to get the most of the power available the engine will seamlessly switch to a spark ignition mode, offering an exhilarating free-revving performance.
No, but there is a small supercharger which helps to pressurise the air in the engine when running in SPCCI mode. No turbo means there’s no lag, just an intuitive surge of power all the way to the red line.
Figures relate to All-New Mazda3 Saloon 180ps Sport. References are combined values. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO₂ figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO₂ figures. The CO₂ figures shown however, are based on the outgoing test cycle and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration.