BBR Mazda 3 2.0-litre Skyactiv

Can’t wait for the Mazda 3 MPS to make its debut? UK-based tuner, BBR GTi, may have the perfect solution for you, then. The firm has just introduced its two-stage engine tuning programme for variants of the Mazda 3 equipped with the 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G engine. Said mill puts out three different power figures starting from 120, 145 and 165 PS (162 hp) – all Malaysian variants possess the latter figure.

According to the firm, both tuning maps are designed specifically to help unleash “the full potential of the new direct-injection powerplant” via the removal of “key electronic and mechanical restrictions.” The base package, dubbed BBR Super 170, includes the firm’s Starchip ECU software package and “revised fuel and ignition calibration.” The firm claims that said package is best paired with the 120 PS variant.

With the package bolted on, peak power is said to have been recorded at 169.7 hp at 6,300 rpm with torque figures listed at 221 Nm at 4,250 rpm. The BBR Super 170 package is priced at £499 (RM3,316) including installation. Stepping up, the BBR Super 185 package features a stainless steel exhaust manifold with a 4-2-1 layout for improved “engine flexibility whilst maximising the spread of torque.”

BBR Mazda 3 2.0-litre Skyactiv-2

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Also included in the package is a K&N high flow filter and the firm’s Starchip ECU calibration programme. All of the changes equate to a new peak power output of 185 hp at 6,300 rpm with 235 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The BBR Super 185 package is priced at £1,795 (RM11,929) including installation.

Additionally, customers can also choose to equip their Mazda 3s with a BBR sports exhaust system, which is comprised of a 2.5-inch diameter centre section for £495 (RM3,289) and a BBR-branded stainless steel rear silencer with 3.5-inch exhaust pipes for £395 (RM2,625). BBR Sport lowering springs are also offered at £467 (RM3,103) including labour while throwing in Koni adjustable dampers brings the total up to £877 (RM5,828).

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