Mazda CX-7 Diesel With AdBlue Due To Make Debut At Frankfurt
August 18, 2009
Joining the MX-5 Superlight Concept at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show will be Mazda's refreshed Euro-spec CX-7 with a 2.2L MZR-CD diesel on board. According to officials, it marks the first time a Japanese automaker has installed a diesel engine with the latest selective catalytic reduction (SCR) into a vehicle.
SCR is essentially what Mercedes-Benz has been doing for quite a while now. Through the spraying of AdBlue urea solution into exhaust fumes, emissions are cleaner burning and less harmful to the environment. It ultimately helps the vehicle adhere to the strict Euro 5 emissions regulations as well.
Mazda engineers say that AdBlue converts 40% of all harmful nitrous oxide output into harmless nitrogen. The liquid is stored in a tank located under the luggage area and doesn't compromise inboard space. Owners can travel around 12,500 miles before a urea fill-up is required.
Sales in Europe are set to begin in October, with Australian customers getting theirs a month later. Although most here are generally welcoming of more diesel powered variants this side of the Atlantic, don't hold your breath for this model from Mazda to head our way any time soon..
No word on fuel mileage or pricing, but full details are coming, so stay tuned.