Mazda is preparing a diesel engine (probably called D Sport) for the MazdaSpeed3. The new diesel model come to comepete with diesel models like Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Peugeot 307.

The D Sport will feature a six-speed manual gearbox and plenty of mid-range punch. It will make the 0-60 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds and have a top speed of 130 mph. The newcomer should achieve 55mpg, with CO2 emissions of 140g/km.

Also, next year will be unveiled more performance diesel family hatchbacks: a 175bhp Renaultsport Mégane and a 180hp derv version of the Corolla-replacing Toyota Auris.

Source: AutoExpress

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