Here in CZ it is slightly different: Petrol: 1.5L 74kW/100hp, 2.0L 88kW/120hp (the one that is electronically limited, but has also different transmission setting, it is the MPG oriented one), 2.0L 121kW/165hp.actually in Europe there are three types of engines: two petrol skyactiv- 1.5l /100hp, 2.0l/165hp(120hp electronically limited) and one diesel skyactive-2.2l/150hp.
If your planning on trading in for the diesel, you'll love it.Mazda cut the cx-5 from 14:1 to 13:1 for us of a as well. lost 10 hp. The two diesel cs-5 are 150hp and 310 tq ad 175hp and like 375 tq. You can mess with the ECU and bump the 150 to 175 (+). When the twin turbo diesel comes stateside I plan on trading in.
The euro 2.2 run's at 107g /km or euro VI emissions category, afaik without any addictives. It's basically as efficient as a 1.6TDI from pretty much any given other manufacturer. If that isn't impressive, I don't know what is.Ok all this would be great in NA when and if it happens but the usual problem with diesels is "clean running" and not just when they are new but for X number of years down the road.Plus higher running maintenance costs. With the newer diesels ; most if not all are electronically controlled so yes , it would not be hard to bump up the power. just like they do with the trucks over here.
On the mention of the pesky CARB states - the leader of which, California, mandates a minimum of 53 cetane for diesel. If anything, CARB states are the ones helping diesel in the US.I'd love a diesel Mazda3 in North America but they cost more on what is already a more-expensive vehicle in the compact segment on this side of the pond. It would cost roughly the same as the 2.5l petrol or slightly more, and combined with the fact that diesel runs about 5-6 cents more per litre than regular petrol, it would sell in very low numbers.
As for the 2.0 litre power differences, it mainly has to do with fuel octane requirements and potentially the higher sulphur fuel. Most western European countries have petrol of 95 RON (about 91 AKI in the US/Canada) and just 10ppm of sulphur. Australia is most similar to the US since they also have the same petrol engines as the US (albeit with a 6MT avail in the 2.5l) and a higher sulphur content in their fuel of 50ppm.
Diesel fuel differences may also play a factor with the diesel motor. The minimum cetane number in the EU and Australia is 51, where as it is just 40 in the US. Having driven a BMW X5 35d in the past, this makes a notable difference in driving characteristics (there are some stations that sell 45-47 cetane diesel). Of course, the US has those pesky CARB states with their own version of emissions restrictions.....
It's not helping if the diesels can't be sold because it won't meet the emissions standards in the first place for legal sale.On the mention of the pesky CARB states - the leader of which, California, mandates a minimum of 53 cetane for diesel. If anything, CARB states are the ones helping diesel in the US.