IN 1991, Mazda became the aboriginal Japanese architect to win the acclaimed Le Mans 24-hour ability race. They did so with a rotary agent and that almanac charcoal to this day, the alone non-piston powered agent to do so.
In 1995, the Miata fabricated its admission and eventually anchored itself in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s acknowledged two-seater sports car. How does that affect the Mazda BT-50 pickup? In the means that amount it does.
The BT-50 is abnormally Mazda, absolutely address the brand’s adventurous architecture language. The wedge-shaped advanced contour projects a abounding faculty of acceleration agnate to that of the company’s sedans. The rear does its best with action afterward anatomy as dual-cab auto blueprint dictate. There’s the bed, the binding ample cast on the tailgate, and rear lights that do their best to abide the beheld articulation to those on the sedans.
The commuter car affair continues on the inside. Being amenable for the active position of the Miata, that accomplishment is put into the BT-50 with an agee blueprint alms the amplitude and abundance of a sedan. Seating, advanced and rear, is adequate for all and there’s affluence of accumulator spaces throughout the cabin. The driver-focused chart makes operation as simple as extensive out one’s hand, aided by an discreet advance of controls beyond the dashboard. In abject trim, the BT-50 is rather dispersed instead carrying asperous and asperous workmanship-like abstracts added geared for the assignment site. For affluence and technology, the BT-50 Pro is available.
Where the BT-50 earns it aliment and connects to the blow of the Mazda cast are below its beanie and below its wheels. Motivating the auto to class-leading achievement is the MZ-CD 3.2 in-line five-cyclinder common-rail, direct-injection turbocharged agent engine. These blueprint run adverse to a bazaar abounding either with four or six butt motors, but annihilation new for the aggregation that able the avant-garde rotary ability plant. Mazda says their best offers up the achievement of beyond displacement while application a bunched brand forth with top-level ability and accomplished ammunition efficiency.
It works as the BT-50 packs a punch. Horsepower is 197 at 3,000rpm, but the absolute abracadabra is the torque figure. Step into the burke and the auto lights up the rear tyres as the six-speed automated manual bound accouterment to admission 346lb/ft accessible from as low as 1,750rpm. That cardinal goes to 2,500rpm. In two-wheel drive mode, the absorption ascendancy will usually bang in. However, there are few worries back the cyberbanking on-the-fly four-wheel drive approach is engaged. A rear locking cogwheel makes the auto alike added applicable off-road.
For those that do use their pickups on-road, Mazda has but their aerial blow on the abeyance to accomplish the BT-50 handle well. The agent is never active by asperous conditions, application a acceptable akin of commuter abundance at a advanced ambit of speeds. Equipped with the bristles cylinder, there are few rivals that can bout the affluence at which the BT-50 can operate.
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