Did Mazda just tease a turbocharged engine for the 3?

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by Drei Laurel | Jun 26, 2020
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If you’re a fan of Mazda, you’re probably aware that there’s plenty of talk online right now of the Japanese car manufacturer equipping the 3 with a turbocharged engine.

There’s been no official word regarding this rumor from the company, though the brand did just take to Twitter to share a very interesting teaser video. Watch:

It’s not much, really—or maybe it is. The short 13-second clip features the confirmation of a July 8 launch date for the US market accompanied by the revving sound of what the Internet guesses is a four-cylinder engine. The Mazda 3 in the US comes equipped with a four-cylinder engine, coincidentally.

The clip also currently being shared by Mazda USA’s official social-media accounts with the caption “Power comes to those who wait.” Interesting.

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In the US market, the Mazda 3 packs a 2.5-liter SkyActiv gasoline engine with 186hp at 6,000rpm and 252Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Units in the Philippines, meanwhile, get either a 2.0-liter SkyActiv gasoline mill capable of 152hp and 200Nm, or a 1.5-liter Skyactiv gasoline with 109hp and 146Nm of torque.

Again, there’s been nothing official from Mazda regarding a turbocharged 3 just yet. We won’t have to wait long to find out if the rumors are true, though.

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