Wednesday, August 20, 1997

New Capella drive characteristics

The new Capella realizes a fun to drive with its powerful and highly-efficient powertrains, highly rigid body, and superbly tuned chassis.

1. Engine
All models of the new Capella are equipped with "Diluted-burn" engines with increased power and a torque at the practical engine revolution range by improving the charging efficiency and combustion process. Especially, type FS-ZE 2.0-liter engine produces the class-leading 170 ps maximum power.
In the "Diluted-burn" engines, a large amount of the exhaust gas is recirculated into the combustion chamber to improve fuel efficiency and to reduce the CO2 and NOx emissions in the wide range of driving situation including the acceleration and stable driving. The three types of engines offered in the new Capella, has been increased the maximum power by 9 to 36% (*3), reduced the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 5 to 21%, and also reduced the NOx emissions by 7 to 18% (*3). For the 2.0-liter FWD models, the maximum power has been increased by 36%, and the fuel consumption, CO2 and NOx emissions has been reduced by 18%, respectively.
(*3) measured by the 10-15 mode

Engin TypeType FS-ZE
2.0-liter DOHC
Type FS-DE
2.0-liter DOHC
Type FP-DE
1.8-liter DOHC
Max.power (ps/rpm JIS net)170 / 6,800140 / 6,300125 / 6,000
Max.torque (kg-m/rpm JIS net)18.4 / 5,00018.2 / 4,80016.3 / 4,500
Fuel requiredUnleaded premiumUnleaded regularUnleaded regular

Body and chassis
The combination of the highly rigid "MAGMA" body with the thoroughly-developed suspension system ensures the stable handling and excellent ride comfort in a daily use such as accommodating four adults, carrying heavy luggage, etc. The suspension is composed of the front MacPherson struts and the renowned Mazda SS (self-stabilizing) suspension in the rear. The type Zi-R with the 2.0-liter high-performance engine is matched with the sporty-tuned suspension to further enhance its running performance.

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