Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Affordable Style and Quality Combine with Low Emissions

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Affordable Style and Quality Combine with Low Emissions

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IF AFFORDABLE Mazda style and quality, combined with powerful performance, a quiet ride, low emissions and outstanding fuel efficiency sound like your idea of the perfect car, a visit to Toowoomba's own Wippell's Autos can turn that vision into a reality.

From the super economical Mazda3 diesel and the class-leading Mazda6 diesel to the dynamic and clean-running Mazda CX-7 turbo diesel, Wippell's stock a wide selection of vehicles from the Mazda Performance Diesel range.

Despite its enviable reputation for miserly fuel consumption, the Mazda3 diesel - the maker's most frugal small car ever - does not compromise on style and performance.

Spirited and economical to run, the Mazda3 diesel sedan and hatch is powered by a 2.2 litre common rail turbo diesel engine that produces a class-leading 360Nm of torque and 110kW of power when matched to a six-speed manual transmission.

Sipping just 5.7L/100km on the combined cycle, the Mazda3 diesel is the company's most economical small car ever.

The 2.2 litre MZR-CD is the same engine used in the Mazda6 diesel, but has been tuned for the smaller Mazda3.

Impressive fuel efficiency is achieved via improvements in the turbocharger, fuel pump and piston design, while a diesel particulate filter helps the Mazda3 diesel meet strict emissions regulations.

The car offers best-in-class handling and dynamics thanks to a combination of electronic hydraulic power assisted steering, improvements in body rigidity through increased spot welds, and a newly-evolved MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension system.

Available in both sedan and hatch, the Mazda3 diesel sets the benchmark for affordable luxury, offering standard equipment including air-conditioning, Bluetooth phone and audio (MP3 compatible), satellite navigation, cruise control, maintenance monitor, trip computer and an MP3/WMA compatible in-dash 6-disc CD player. …

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