Hot Hatches Rule In MPG Marathon
Oct10

Hot Hatches Rule In MPG Marathon

Neither the Ford Focus RS nor the Mazda 3 MPS are the most obvious choices for a competition that’s all about fuel economy, and yet they were two of the competitors in the 2009 MPG Marathon. The idea of the MPG Marathon is to improve on the official fuel consumption figures as provided by the EU, demonstrating that even the less fuel-efficient vehicles can return an improved fuel performance when driven smartly. The cars with...

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New Mazda3 MPS Undercuts GTI
Sep22

New Mazda3 MPS Undercuts GTI

The latest Mazda3 MPS, or Mazdaspeed 3 as some call it, goes on sale on 1st October and it’s going to be a bit of a bargain. Priced at just £21,500 on the road the MPS will undercut it’s competition and yet offer more power and plenty of goodies. Power comes from a 2.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that provides a healthy 256bhp and 280lb.ft of torque. The 0-62 sprint is over in just 6.1 seconds and the top speed is...

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2009 Mazda3 MPS Coming Soon
Feb07

2009 Mazda3 MPS Coming Soon

With a new Mazda3 about to hit the showrooms, it’s time to start the publicity machine for the MPS performance version of Mazda’s mid-sized hatchback. Due to be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the Mazda3 MPS follows the same recipe as the current model. Details are sketchy at the moment, but one thing that is known is that it will continue to use the same 2.3-litre direct-injected engine of the old...

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