Mazda B-Series drivers have also been considered in the changes as a ‘flip-open’ fold away key ring with remote door locking becomes available with the range for the first time (Barracuda only). Along with a new remote fuel cap opener, drivers now have less hassle and more time to appreciate the practicality and ride quality of the Mazda B-Series.Three Million Sold Worldwide
The Mazda B-Series is a truly versatile pick-up that continues Mazda’s tradition of producing durable, reliable cars that are fun to drive. It is a rugged vehicle that can carry five adults with ease and accommodate a wide variety of cargo on its generous load area, from sandy surfboards to industrial machinery.
The global triumph of the range is evident through over three million units sold worldwide and the multiple international honours that the vehicle has received. It has previously been named as ‘Commercial Vehicle of the Year’ by What Van? magazine in the UK (1999).Diesel Engine Choices
The Mazda B-Series is powered by a choice of two engines: either the naturally aspirated 2.5-litre diesel which develops 84ps at 4,000rpm with 195Nm of torque at 2,000rpm or the turbo diesel 2.5-litre engine, developing 109ps at 3,500rpm with 266Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.
The engines are combined with a five-speed manual transmission, in either 2WD or 4WD versions (depending on model) with gear ratios set to provide a combination of low gear pulling power, and high gear agility and speed.Strength and Safety
The robust body structure of the Mazda B-Series is designed to encourage fun driving with excellent safety standards. It features reinforcements at all primary stress points, including members in the floor, the sides of the cabin and the engine compartment.
All Mazda B-Series models come with driver and passenger airbags and all 4x4 models have a rear limited slip differential that distributes torque between the rear wheels for enhanced traction and a safer drive.
An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is available on the Barracuda model, as is Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Further safety features include luminosity headlights and a strong body structure. The Mazda B-Series meets all European crash standards.
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