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Mazda trials turbo power for CX-9

THE Mazda6 and CX-9 were game changers for Mazda — but the competition has caught up.

So it’s time to pick up the pace again and Mazda is mulling replacing the 3.7 litre V6 powering the CX-9 with a 2.5 litre turbo-charged 4 cylinder mill.

In this TheFastLaneCar video, Mazda engineer Dave Coleman explains how the 2.5-litre turbo feels more natural and has better response times than the old 3.7-litre. He also talks about exhaust gas cooling, the clutch in the torque converter and using premium fuel.

Still, the car is in its development stage and it won’t get the greenlight to hit the showrooms anytime soon. All the major components of the 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G had to be redesigned.

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