Mazda CX-90’s 3.3-Liter Inline-Six Makes 340 HP, 369 Pound-Feet

  • Mazda has discovered output figures for its new 3.3-liter inline-6 motor.
  • At 340 horsepower and 369 pound-ft, it is the brawniest motor Mazda features.
  • The CX-90 will have it that SUV gets a entire reveal on January 31.

Although substantially of the ballyhoo close to the upcoming Mazda CX-90 3-row SUV focuses on its plug-in-hybrid powertrain, there is certainly an inline-six engine in the long run lineup that deserves some focus, way too. The CX-90 debuts on January 31, but in advance of that, Mazda observed suit to toss out a couple of much more specifics about its most recent fuel burner.

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According to Mazda, the CX-90’s turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six will be the most potent mass-output gasoline motor the automaker has ever devised. The I-6 will produce 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque with high quality gas, which the automaker endorses as with other engines on the market, working with gasoline other than premium will incur a horsepower penalty, though the automaker did not disclose the output on good ol’ 89 octane.

This new inline-six is also technically a hybrid, just not a person you’ll be ready to push on electricity by yourself. As a substitute, the 3.3-liter mates up with a 48-volt hybrid program. Though we are not nonetheless positive how Mazda will benefit from it, very similar 48-volt setups exist across the automotive field. They can extend halt-commence use in visitors and allow the engine to shut off underneath coasting or braking, all for the sake of greater fuel economic system.

Mazda claims that this inline-six was designed particularly for the CX-90’s new longitudinal-engine system. It can be most likely that we will see this motor crop up again on the CX-90’s more compact two-row sibling, the CX-70, which shares a platform and will have a independent debut afterwards in 2023.

There is certainly another exciting tidbit in Mazda’s push launch, too. The automaker explained that its Kinematic Posture Control will come common on all CX-90 variants. Debuting on the MX-5 Miata, Kinematic Posture Command claims to strengthen cornering security by ever so a little braking the inside of rear wheel all through a transform. As if we essential far more excuses to chuck this thing all over as soon as it reaches our office.