All inverted engines for the most part are done so the cats can be placed as close to the engine as possible. Some even as part of the exhaust mani.Frank said:It's exactly the same thing. The 2.3 from the 6 is also inverted. New Honda too are Inverted. Why? Ask someone else, I do not know the answer.
I was talking from an aftermarket standpoint. It's obvious that any car company will care more about emissions than the aftermarket. Buyers eventually wanting to modify their cars are the minority...dinu01 said:I don't think that adding a turbo on their 2nd cheapest car is Mazda's main concern at the moment.
Sure, buddy! Might as well go for an R34 while I'm pulling money out of my ass... Since you seem to think anyone can pull an extra 10-15k out of there, might as well keep pushin'... I love your logic! :roll:You want a turbo, wait for the RX-7 or see what you can do with an RX-8.
dinu01 said:Don't forget the Mazda2!
Frank said:I don't think that we will get the Mazda2 here, in Canada. So, the Mazda3 will be THE cheapest model. Well, the cheapest, but not the least.