As for i-stop, it features Mazda's solution for a start-stop system, which saves fuel in heavy traffic situations. The car is powered by a MZR 2.0 DISI (Direct Injection Spark Ignition) engine. Both technologies, combined, provide over 12% in fuel saving compared to the regular Mazda3 that is sold in Europe.
Mazda3 MPS, on the other hand, brings a powerful engine, the MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo powerplant, able to produce 258 bhp and to take the drivers of this mid-size hatchback to driving pleasure heights. We still do not have any details on performance numbers, but they shall be revealed very soon.