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Thread: Impressive Mazda CX-5

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    Impressive Mazda CX-5


    It would appear that once again the innovation of the Japanese is nothing short of amazing. The new Mazda CX-5 squeaks out 155 horsepower from 2 liters (no big deal) but they do it with a 14:1 compression ratio engine! To address the additional heat, they inject fuel at 2900 PSI directly into the cylinders through a series of holes in the cylinder walls (kind of like a two stroke?) and have a nearly wide open exhaust. Its mileage is an impressive 35MPG. Not bad for an internal combustion car, i.e., no hybrid here!!

    You all know I'm a die-hard V8 man, but I certainly admire and respect innovation. I can see the day when a drive train from one of these cars ends up in a hot rod, eh??

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    Could you see a v8 built like that???
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    That is really impressive. Bet the engine goes 200k, without problems too!
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