MAZDA IN America has revealed a new CX-5 specification class that has the powerful turbocharged engine from the CX-9.
The CX-5 assortment has needed a little extra oomph since its release in 2017, and Mazda engineers have found a way to fit 2.5-liter turbo-four-cylinder cylinders from their seven-sibling siblings under the bonnet.
In America, the engine comes as part of a new top-of-the-line "Signature" trim package. On-site, Mazda Australia has introduced LE variants to both the flagships CX-3 and CX-9, with more luxurious interior treatments.
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A similar addition to the CX-5 series would probably be called Akera LE. If Mazda Australia were to follow US cord, this model would be mounted on the CX-9 turbo engine.
Currently, the CX-5's most powerful gasoline engine is a 2.5-liter natural aspirated four-cylinder, which produces 140kW and 252Nm. Go for an oil and you get a 2.2-liter twin-turbo diesel that sends 140kW and 450Nm to the wheels. The CX-9s 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine generates 170kW and 420Nm. Mazda America's new CX-5 signature has not been connected in any way, giving exactly the same effect as the CX-9.
With an average weight of 200kg lighter than the CX-9, the extra grunt will make a big difference to the CX-5 driver's appeal.
Mazda engineers have also been hard at work with fettling of the company's G-Vectoring Control system, with the CX-5 signature with an updated G-Vectoring Control Plus.
The improved system uses the brakes to increase the stability at corner outputs, where the standard system focuses only on corner input.
Sport Touring and Grand Touring fitness levels in the United States will receive the 2.5m liter engine, while the Grand Touring Reserve battles the Signature and also features turbo donk.
Which car first revealed that the CX-5 could receive the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine in September this year after discovering homologation documents listing a "SkyActiv-G 2.5T" engine on the car's local certification.
A CX-5 turbo has not been confirmed by Mazda Australia.