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Spotlight on the SKYACTIV®-G Engine

Last updated 5 years ago

The Mazda SKYACTIV-G engine is an evolutionary step forward in automotive technology. Whereas other automakers often try to coax out more miles per gallon by relying on aerodynamic tricks or pushing the transmission into the highest gear as soon as possible, Mazda defied tradition and completely redesigned the engine to operate more efficiently overall. The result is an engine that provides a significant increase in fuel efficiency without compromising performance. But how does it work?

Mazda engineers focused on creating the highest compression ratio possible, thus improving the overall combustion efficiency of the engine. However, they also had to develop a way to prevent “knockback,” or premature fuel combustion due to the increased pressure which results in significant torque loss. To this end, engineers incorporated various modifications such as a unique 4-2-1 exhaust manifold, direct multi-hole gas injection, delayed ignition, and more to reduce temperatures and shorten combustion times.

Now that you know the science behind Mazda SKYACTIV engines, experience them in action by scheduling a test drive here at Brown’s Chantilly Mazda. We offer a wide inventory of new and pre-owned Mazda models in Fairfax County at great values. Call (888) 612-1062 today for more information or contact us online to schedule a test drive


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