Mazda SKYACTIV Technology
September 16 2015,
Groundbreaking innovation is in our DNA
Mazda's breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is an innovative automotive engineering strategy that delivers superior fuel economy, enhanced safety, lower emissions and a natural, intuitive response to driver input - all without ever giving up an ounce of Mazda's signature driving exhilaration.
15% LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION
The SKYACTIV-G 2.0 L engine produces 10% to 15% more low/mid-range torque, yet has 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions than our previous 2.0 L engine.
IMPROVING TORQUE BY 15%
The SKYACTIV-G engine is the world's first gasoline engine for mass production vehicles to achieve a high compression ratio of 13.0:1, capturing more energy from fuel and improving fuel efficiency and torque by 15%.
RAISE THE COMPRESSION RATIO MORE ENERGY
The dome-shaped pistons in the SKYACTIV-G engine raise the compression ratio, harnessing more energy from fuel.
6-HOLE DIRECT FUEL INJECTOR
A high-pressure 6-hole direct fuel injector helps keep fuel cool to improve combustion efficiency.
REDUCES FRICTION 30%
The SKYACTIV-G engine reduces friction inside the engine by 30%, improves oil pump efficiency by 74%, improves water pump efficiency by 31% and reduces friction in pistons, rods and crank shaft by 25%.
HIGH-EFFICIENCY 2.5 L SKYACTIV-G
The high-efficiency 2.5 L SKYACTIV-G engine has a high compression ratio for superior fuel economy and low- and mid-range torque that surpasses conventional gasoline engines.
SKYACTIV-D TWIN TURBO DIESEL
Coming soon, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 L twin turbo diesel delivers the driving performance of a 4 L V8, the cleanliness of the latest clean gasoline engines, and the fuel economy of a hybrid.
30% MORE FUEL EFFICIENT DESIEL
The SKYACTIV-D diesel engine is 30% more fuel efficient than comparable gasoline engines, with much more torque and power.
EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN USE OF FUEL
The SKYACTIV-D has the lowest compression ratio of any diesel in the world - 14.0:1 - creating an exceptionally clean use of fuel. The SKYACTIV-D meets the highest emissions standards without the need for a nitrogen oxide after treatment system.
10% LESS WEIGHT
Using a lighter crank and pistons and an aluminum block, the SKYACTIV-D engine weighs 10% less than conventional diesel engines - contributing to the vehicle's nimble handling and fuel economy.
Mazda's SKYACTIV-D engine solves the problem of cold start-up. Exhaust valves are opened slightly during the intake stroke to regurgitate the hot exhaust gas back into the cylinder. This stabilizes ignition by promoting the elevation of compression temperature.
7% MORE FUEL EFFICIENCY
SKYACTIV-Drive transmission delivers up to 7% more fuel efficiency than our previous automatic transmission, combining the responsive feel of a manual with the smoothness of an automatic.
To build the SKYACTIV-Drive transmission, we combined all the best features of modern transmissions to get smooth shifting, steady acceleration, and the precise responsiveness of a manual.
MORE TORQUE QUICKLY
The SKYACTIV-Drive transmission takes the speed of the driver's pedal inputs into account. When the pedal is pressed slowly, the transmission does not shift until the driver has used all available torque. When the pedal is pressed quickly, the transmission shifts down sooner to give the driver more torque more quickly. 6-SPEED SKYACTIV-MT Inspired by the legendary MX-5, the 6-speed
manual transmission is smaller, lighter and stronger than any we've built before - promoting better fuel economy.
FLICK OF A WRIST & ENJOY THE BRISK
With the short shift stroke of the SKYACTIV-MT transmission, the driver can shift gears with the flick of a wrist and enjoy the brisk shift feel found in the Mazda MX-5 roadster.
We are constantly searching for new ways to make you safer behind the wheel. That's why Mazda is the first auto manufacturer to use ultra-high-tensile steel in body construction.
NIMBLE AT LOW SPEED, STABLE AT HIGH SPEED
The SKYACTIV-Chassis steering and suspension systems achieve two seemingly contradictory goals - nimble at low speeds, yet stable at high speeds. And stability and responsiveness are both key components of how a vehicle performs when safety matters.
IMPROVE BODY RIGIDITY BY 30%
Through smarter engineering and materials, we were able to improve body rigidity by 30% (for better handling) and shed 220 pounds (making it 8% lighter), all while improving crash safety performance. 4-2-1 EXHAUST MANIFOLD The special 4-2-1 exhaust manifold is one of the innovations in the SKYACTIV-G engine that helps make a high compression ratio possible.
The redesigned, light suspension allows for a more direct and agile feel - so you'll feel even more of Mazda's legendary "oneness" between car and driver.
100% ENGINE'S POWER
Ususally, about 10% of an engine's output powers electrical systems. With i-ELOOP regenerative brake system, 100% of the engine's power can be used for propulsion - for better fuel economy.
SAVING ENGINE POWER
The i-ELOOP regenerative braking system stores kinetic energy created during deceleration. The stored energy is then used to power the vehicle's electrical systems - saving engine power for driving.
INGENIOUS GAS SAVER
Imagine a brake system that actually saves you gas. Mazda did. The i-ELOOP regenerative braking system is an ingenious gas saver by allowing energy from gas to power vehicle propulsion only, rather than being wasted on powering the vehicle's electrical system.
STEEL & ALUMINIUM
Until now welding two different metals such as steel and aluminum has been a difficult task. However, by optimizing the rotating tool shape and joining characteristics, and by using galvanized steel on one side, joining steel and aluminum has been made possible.