Next-gen CX-5: Rumors from Japan

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Not sure what you are asking. Just an observation. 100hp/L with FI isn't very impressive, but then again they had to turbocharge the 2.5 to get 250hp so it isn't anything new. Just sad they can't get anywhere near the competition. Hyundai is releasing an N version of the next gen Tuscon with 290hp out of the 2.5T so it can certainly be done.

Hyundai wasn't even in the conversation if you were cross-shopping with a CX-5 GT Reserve. They were ahead of the competition when they slapped the 2.5T into the CX-5.
 
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Not sure what you are asking. Just an observation. 100hp/L with FI isn't very impressive, but then again they had to turbocharge the 2.5 to get 250hp so it isn't anything new. Just sad they can't get anywhere near the competition. Hyundai is releasing an N version of the next gen Tuscon with 290hp out of the 2.5T so it can certainly be done.

It is a naturally aspirated engine, so 300hp its good enough. They're 2.5T probably will suffer a small tweak design with the next generation architecture so I would think they will be closer to 300hp as well.
 

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Some folks get obsessed with numbers and miss the real-world implications.

For example, the magic of the current 2.5T isn't massive HP or screaming redline. It's the responsiveness and torque in a usable power-band typical of everyday driving in a family vehicle. And the upcoming six targets the same customer base.

Although it's all supposition at this point, someone mentioned early in the thread that 3.0L under development isn't necessarily aimed at high-performance. The inherent smoothness of an inline-six is likely the primary reason for Mazda to entertain building one. And the possible/probable necessity of a super-charger simply to supply their technologically advanced engine with sufficient air flow while retaining that inherent smoothness has also already been pointed out.
 
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2021 CX-5 GTR
Hyundai wasn't even in the conversation if you were cross-shopping with a CX-5 GT Reserve. They were ahead of the competition when they slapped the 2.5T into the CX-5.
I don't know about being "ahead of the competition". KIA had a 274hp 2.0T in the 2010 Sportage and Ford had the 250hp 2.0T in the 2013 Escape well before Mazda had 250hp in the CX-5. Are they as luxurious as the Reserve? Nope, but Mazda wasn't ahead of anyone with the 2.5T. Still a smart move on Mazda's part as the CX-5 was always under powered so anything better than the old NA 2.5 was welcome.
 
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2021 CX-5 GTR
It is a naturally aspirated engine, so 300hp its good enough. They're 2.5T probably will suffer a small tweak design with the next generation architecture so I would think they will be closer to 300hp as well.
What do you mean? It's supercharged so its not naturally aspirated.
 
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2021 CX-5 GT
What do you mean? It's supercharged so its not naturally aspirated.

It is supposed to be a Sky-X version in a 3.0 six cylinder guise. It does not have a supercharger in a traditional sense. Being impressed on not on the HP of a hypothetical engine is meaningless. Just waiting for people asking for it to be put into a Miata.
 
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13' CX-5 and 16' Mazda6 both Touring w/Tech/Bose
It is a naturally aspirated engine, so 300hp its good enough. They're 2.5T probably will suffer a small tweak design with the next generation architecture so I would think they will be closer to 300hp as well.

It's actually a forced induction mechanical supercharger to insure it runs lean in mid-higher RPMs.......for greater efficiency.

Regular supercharger linked to a very non-traditional engine asked to perform an non-traditional task.