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2012 Mazda3 offering 40 MPG from new SKYACTIV-G engine

The SKYACTIV-G engine/tranny combo in the 2012 Mazda3 will bring Mazda into the 40 mpg club with its 2.0-liter DOHC fourbanger and five-speed manual. It'll put out 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Zoom-Save. More details when it debuts.


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I'm pretty sure the fact checkers have the day off. The current 3 already has a 6 spd manual, so it's unlikely they'll downgrade to a 5 spd.