Mazda Australia has new details for the upcoming 2012 Mazda BT-50 shows, this time with a look at the engines of the new energy supplier.
Headliner of the range is a 3.2 liter five-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 147kW and 470nm torque, mirroring its platform stablemate of the figures, the new 2012 Ford Ranger.
The 3.2-liter diesel engine “MZ-CD ‘power figures represent 24 percent more torque and a 28 percent increase in production over the 3.0-liter engine of the present BT-50.
The fuel consumption of the new engine is not yet known, but Mazda says that we expect better numbers than the previous engine, thanks in large part to new high-pressure fuel pump and advanced turbocharging technologies.
Even with the 2012 Ranger in common is a new 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine delivers 110 kW and a torque of 375nm – for a 14 percent increase in torque and a 5 percent performance increase over the existing 2.5-liter diesel .
Both new drives are designed with an emphasis on towing possibilities: either manual or automatic, Mazda says the 3.2-liter engine will be able to tow up to 3350kg and 350kg gives an increase from the current model.
The 2.2-liter engine offers a similar improvement, maximum towing 2500kg – an increase of 250 kg on the increased engine output.
The all-new 2012 Mazda BT-50 will be in Australian showrooms later this year.