How is Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-X engine different than a normal gas engine?

By Product Expert | Posted in Powertrain on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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Mazda recently announced that a new engine would enter the automaker’s lineup in the near future, and we couldn’t be more excited about the innovative new engine. The SKYACTIV®-X is set to join Mazda’s current lineup of engines in 2019, but how does it differ from traditional gas and diesel engines? Read on to find out! 

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What is Mazda’s new SKYACTIV®-X engine? 

Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-X engine will feature a brand-new combustion method, which has never been seen on any engine that’s been made before. The engine benefits from a compression ignition, combining the advantages of both gasoline engines and diesel engines. The SKYACTIV®-X engine combines the quick response of diesel engines with the clean exhaust emissions offered by gasoline engines to create a crossover engine that truly gives drivers the best of both worlds.  

Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-X engine vs regular gasoline and diesel engines 

So what are the key differences between the SKYACTIV®-X engine and traditional gasoline and diesel engines? For starters, output performance and responsiveness are greatly increased, delivering about 10 percent more torque than the current Mazda SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engines, and it is significantly more responsive than diesel engines. Additionally, the SKYACTIV®-X engine is more fuel-efficient than current engines, delivering a 20 percent increase in fuel economy rating from the SKYACTIV®-G engines. 

Interested in seeing a visual example of how the new SKYACTIV-X engine will differ from engines that are currently on the market? Take a look at the video below! 

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Although Mazda’s new SKYACTIV-X engine isn’t scheduled to debut until 2019, make sure to keep an eye on our blog and we’ll fill you in on all of the details as they become available to us. And in the meantime, feel free to contact our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda with any questions! 

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