Wednesday, 23 September 2015

NEWS - BBR offer two-stage performance upgrades to Mazda 3 2.0-litre

Leading Mazda performance specialist BBR is pleased to unveil two stages of engine performance upgrades for the 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G versions of the Mazda 3. BBR’s 2.0-Skyactiv-G tuning program has successfully removed the key electronic and mechanical restrictions on 120, 145 and 165 PS models of the Mazda 3 / 6, CX-3 and CX-5, releasing the full potential of the new direct-injection powerplant. BBR’s testing program revealed that these versions of the 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G are identical mechanically, meaning that both stages of upgrade suit all power variants.

BBR ‘Super 170’

The entry level ‘Super 170’ upgrade benefits from BBR’s renowned Starchip ECU software package, with revised fuel and ignition calibration designed to optimise performance across the rev range from 2,000 rpm right through to the 7,000 rpm limiter, whilst removing the electronic throttle restriction from the 120 PS version.

Post conversion, the realised gains from the 2.0-litre Skyactive-G engine are particularly noticeable from 4,000 rpm upwards, especially on the 120 PS variant – which recorded an unexpectedly healthy 136 bhp on BBR’s chassis dyno in standard tune – culminating in a peak output of 169.7 bhp at 6300rpm, a gain of 34 bhp.

Available now, the BBR Super 170 package is priced at £499.00 including installation. (A DIY version will be launched soon.)

BBR ‘Super 185’

Building on the foundation of the BBR Super 170 upgrade package, BBR’s technicians have realised further performance enhancements courtesy of a stainless steel 4-2-1 exhaust manifold. In addition, the OEM Mazda airbox is replaced with a cold air induction system featuring a K&N high flow filter, realising an additional 3-4 bhp improvement.

In combination with a revised BBR Starchip ECU calibration, peak power increases to 185 bhp at 6300rpm, with noticeable linear gains from just 3250rpm.

Priced at £1795.00 fitted, the BBR Super 185 package is on sale now. Customers can elect to exclude the cold air induction system and opt for a replacement K&N panel filter, reducing the total price to £1480.00. (A DIY Package will be available shortly)

A BBR sports exhaust system is also available for 2.0-litre Skyactiv engined Mazda models. Comprising a 2.5 inch diameter centre section with a high flow emissions compliant sports catalyst (RRP £495.00) and a stainless steel rear silencer featuring BBR branded 3.5 inch tailpipes (RRP £395.00,) this optional extra produces a subtle, sporty exhaust note designed to appeal to Mazda enthusiast drivers.

NOTE: All quoted prices exclude VAT.

1 comment:

  1. Engine performance is highly anticipated by consumers regardless of the auto brands that they drive. Users are constantly on a lookout for a higher capability in order to have a smoother ride daily.

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