2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Mazda introduces start-stop technology in its models. Unlike with other systems, the Japanese use combustion energy to restart.
Mazda is introducing a new start-stop system called “i-stop”. According to Mazda Germany, it is the world's first start-stop system that uses combustion energy to restart the engine. The system will initially be offered in the Mazda 3 2.0 l MZR DISI i-stop. With the 111 kW / 151 PS strong petrol engine, the compact model should consume an average of 6.8 liters, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 159 g / km. The new model variant should be available from August at prices starting at 22,600 euros.
Starter has its own battery
While other manufacturers only use the starter for restarting with start-stop systems, the technology in the Mazda stops the direct-injection engine so that the pistons are already in the correct position for a restart. For the start, fuel is then injected into a suitable cylinder. According to Mazda, the starter is used briefly in the very first phase and is supplied by a separate battery. (dpa / tmn)