The 2016 Mazda CX-9’s Turbocharged Engine Sets New Standard for Turbochargers
New Mazda SKYACTIV 2.5-liter Turbocharged Engine Specs
Mazda has finally shown us the all-new 2016 CX-9 crossover, while also introducing us to a brand new engine: the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T. Even though this is the first turbocharged SKYACTIV-G engine we’ve seen from Mazda, the new Mazda SKYACTIV 2.5-liter turbocharged engine specs already have us excited. Let’s take a look at what we can expect once behind the wheel.
This new turbocharged engine is based on the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV engine found in other models across the Mazda lineup, including the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5. The 2015 CX-9 came equipped with a powerful V6 engine, but the 2016 CX-9’s new turbocharged engine should produce more torque and improved fuel efficiency.
2016 Mazda CX-9 Performance Specs
Despite the new engine, the CX-9 will still provide you with plenty of power. Here are the details:
- 310 lb.-ft. of torque / 2,000 rpm
- 250 horsepower / 5,000 rpm (93-octane)
- 227 horsepower / 5,000 rpm (87-octane)
The best part about all that power is the maximum torque output is available at a low 2,000 rpm. Since most CX-9 drivers will be doing the majority of their driving in the low- to mid-rpm range, this is ideal for real-world driving situations.
That’s some impressive power, but what’s really impressive about this new turbocharged SKYACTIV-G engine is how Mazda has managed to overcome some of the traditional flaws of today’s turbochargers, such as turbo lag. Turbo lag is a term used to refer to a delayed acceleration response often found in turbocharged engines, but Mazda’s Dynamic Pressure Turbo system reduces the volume of exhaust ports at low rpms, maximizing pressure in the same way one might do by placing their thumb on a garden hose. This makes it the first turbocharger in the world capable of varying exhaust pulsation based on engine speed, allowing for an instant power boost.
Mazda has also implemented a cooled exhaust gas recirculation system with its turbocharger, which reduces the need to burn excess fuel at high temperatures by dropping the temperature by more than 700 degrees Fahrenheit. This has allowed Mazda to achieve one of the highest compression ratios, of 10.5:1, for a gasoline-powered turbocharged engine and an estimated 20-percent increase in fuel efficiency.
After reading about the new Mazda SKYACTIV 2.5-liter turbocharged engine specs, you probably can’t wait to get behind the wheel. We feel the same. Be sure to stay in touch with us at Mazda of Manchester to see when you’ll be able to get behind the wheel, and stay tuned to our blog for more updates prior to the 2016 CX-9’s expected release date in the spring or summer of 2016.