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Next Mazdaspeed3 could go naturally aspirated?

The new Mazda3 is a stunner, both aesthetically and from a driving perspective. As with all good things, though, there's always room for improvement. That's where the wizards from Mazdaspeed come in. Mazda's in-house tuner has been tweaking and turbocharging the five-door Mazda3 since 2007, with impressive results.

Next Mazdaspeed3 could look this good

Mazda showed off its brand-new 2014 Mazda3 at an event in New York City earlier this week, and we have to say, at first blush, we're pretty impressed. It looks fantastic – like a smaller, hatch'd version of the already sleek Mazda6 sedan that went on

Spy Shots
2015 Mazda3 shows its shape

Mazda's new Kodo design language is set to quickly spread across the automaker's entire lineup, judging by these spy shots of the next-generation Mazda3 that show some very familiar styling cues. No matter, we're impressed with what Mazda has done on the CX-5 crossover and Mazda6 sedan in terms of de

Playboy reveals its 2013 Cars of the Year

Vaunted men's magazine Playboy knows that its readers are nearly as interested in cars as they are in the female anatomy... sorry, we thought we could write that with a straight face. Anyway, the buff-book does occasionally fill some of its spreads with sexy metal, to accent all the rest of the sexiness.

Autoblog Podcast #271

Top Gear USA joins us, Ferrari F620, Lamborghini Aventador and Land Rover Evoque convertibles

2012 Mazda3 priced from $18,450* with Skyactiv

Mazda has officially released pricing on the 2012 Mazda3. The Japanese automaker has dropped the price on the Mazda3 i SV sedan, which now carries a price tag of $15,200 (*plus a $795 destination fee). That vehicle comes equipped with the previous-generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood, so if you want to sample the company's new SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter four cylinder, you'll need to ste

Rumormill: Next Mazdaspeed3 to go diesel?

2010 Mazdaspeed3 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Upscale small cars face hard times against hybrid rivals

2010 Volkswagen Golf – Click above for high-res image gallery

Officially Official: Dyson-Mazda-Lola to run biobutanol blend in 2010 ALMS

As expected, the Dyson Racing Team, MazdaSpeed and BP announced today that the Lola-Mazda cars will be running on a new blend of biobutanol and ethanol for the 2010 American Le Mans Series Season. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which handles the technical regulations for ALMS, Sam Abuelsamid

Review: 2010 Mazdaspeed3 is sitting on the bubble

2010 Mazdaspeed3 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Car and Driver announces 2010 10Best Cars

Our pals over at Car and Driver, now helmed by our esteemable buddy Eddie Alterman, just released their 2010 10Best Cars. Quite an undertaking. As they put it, "58 contenders. $2.5 million total. 12,000 test miles logged." For those keeping track, this is the 28th time C/D has published

SEMA 2009: Mazda introduces us to a happy couple, inspires 3-some

Customized 40th Anniversary 2010 Mazdaspeed3 - Click above for high-res image gallery

VIDEO: The Smoking Tire launches, plays with Mazda enthusiasts in New York

The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah inspects a first generation Miata - Click above to view the video after the jump

First Drive: 2010 Mazdaspeed3, the five-door sports car evolved

2010 Mazdaspeed3 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Frankfurt Preview: 2010 Mazda CX-7 gets a familiar fascia

2010 Mazda CX-7 - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Does Ford's 2.0L EcoBoost four = MazdaSpeed3 four? Nope

After Ford VP Barb Samardzich officially announced that the 2.0-liter four cylinder EcoBoost engine that's coming next year, a correspondent for the Examiner.com postulated that this engine was in fact nothing more than a re-badged version of the 2

Does Ford's new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four = MazdaSpeed3 four? Not really

After Ford VP Barb Samardzich officially announced the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine for next year, a correspondent for the Examiner.com postulated that this engine was in fact nothing more than a re-badged, smaller version of the 2.3-liter engine from the MazdaSpeed3. Certainly there are similarities in the specs: four cylinders, direct fuel injection, turbocharging, etc. and there has been plenty of collaboration between the two companies. The Mazda CX-9 even uses a version of Ford's

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