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The 2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed3, also known as the Mazda Mazda3 MPS in Europe, is a high-performance variant of Mazda's Mazda3 hatchback.

Powered by a 2.3L turbocharged I4 engine, the Mazdaspeed3 is designed to compete with other hot hatches such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk5).

It was first produced in 2007, with production ending in 2009. A successor was released in 2010, powered by the same engine, but with a new exterior design.

Games

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Mazdaspeed 3 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 1 tuner class car.

It has good acceleration for a tuner, however, being front-wheel drive and possessing a high kerb weight, it can suffer from understeer through corners and also has a low top speed.

Stock

The stock Mazdaspeed 3 is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode from the beginning of any career, and it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 30,000 cash.

NFSC Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Stock.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 1
Stock: 30,000 cash
Top Speed 2.5
Acceleration 3.5
Handling 3.7

Neville's

Neville drives a Mazdaspeed 3 as part of the crew in the tuner career path of the Career mode, if the player drives a tier 1 car.

NFSC Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Neville.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 1
Crew Member
Top Speed 2.5
Acceleration 3.5
Handling 3.7

Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City

The Mazdaspeed3 appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City and can be selected as a starter car with a price tag of $18,000.

Its acceleration, handling, and top speed are rated 1.

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The Mazdaspeed3 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 2 car with a price tag of $24,000, and is unlocked upon dominating the Showdown: Chicago raceday.

The turbocharged 2.3L inline-four engine of the Mazdaspeed3 produces more torque than other Japanese tier 2 cars such as the Mazda RX-7. It allows the car to accelerate faster and achieve a higher top speed than its rivals, however, due to it having a front-wheel drive configuration, it may be prone to understeer in corners.

It is best utilised in Grip and Speed Challenge. With upgrades, the car can be made competitive against tier 3 cars and have its handling improved.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The Mazdaspeed3 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 4 car with a price tag of $52,500. It becomes available in car dealerships once the player reaches Wheelman Level 2.5.

Its main strength is acceleration and is capable of reaching 182 mph (293 km/h), which is an average top speed for a tier 4 car.

Need for Speed: World

The Mazdaspeed3 was made available in Need for Speed: World during the first closed beta test session on March 5, 2010 as a Tier 1 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as an E class vehicle.

Compared to other starter cars, the Mazdaspeed3 is able to reach the highest top speed, which is 131 mph (211 km/h). Like the Toyota Corolla GT-S, the Mazdaspeed3 has a somewhat weaker acceleration than most Class D vehicles. It also has a weak nitrous boost. Long and wide corners can be passed at high speeds. More difficult variations require the player to brake, since the steering is somewhat influenced by understeer.

The Mazdaspeed3's potential is best used in any race track with many straight roads to outperform other Class E cars with its high top speed. The player can upgrade the Mazdaspeed3 with performance parts to sustain its high top speed and improve its acceleration and handling.

Stock: 226 (E class) Maximum: 553 (B class)

Black

The Black style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost1200. It was made available on December 16, 2010.

NFSW Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Black.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 372
TopSpeedIcon2.png 403
AccelIcon2.png 358
HandlingIcon2.png 355
NFSWBlackVariantIcon.png
Standard
SpeedBoost1200

Red

The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png200,000. It was initially released on March 5, 2010 as a starter car.

NFSW Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Red.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class E Car 226
TopSpeedIcon2.png 205
AccelIcon2.png 155
HandlingIcon2.png 320
NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Standard
Dollar icon.png200,000

"Anode" (Rental)

The "Anode" style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost80. It was made available on June 28, 2010 during the sixth closed beta test session.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Anode.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetRedEngine.png
StreetRedForcedInduction.png
StreetRedTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetRedTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer Lowenhart.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 281
TopSpeedIcon2.png 287
AccelIcon2.png 274
HandlingIcon2.png 283
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
SpeedBoost80

"Anode" (Cash)

The "Anode" style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon.png100,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Anode.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetRedEngine.png
StreetRedForcedInduction.png
StreetRedTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetRedTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer Lowenhart.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 281
TopSpeedIcon2.png 287
AccelIcon2.png 274
HandlingIcon2.png 283
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
Dollar icon.png100,000

"Pizza Special" (Rental)

The "Pizza Special" style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost80. It was made available on June 28, 2010 during the sixth closed beta test session.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mazda MazdaSpeed3 PizzaSpecial.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetRedEngine.png
StreetRedForcedInduction.png
StreetRedTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetRedTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 281
TopSpeedIcon2.png 287
AccelIcon2.png 274
HandlingIcon2.png 283
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
SpeedBoost80

"Pizza Special" (Cash)

The "Pizza Special" style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon.png100,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and an aftermarket lowering kit.

NFSW Mazda MazdaSpeed3 PizzaSpecial.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetRedEngine.png
StreetRedForcedInduction.png
StreetRedTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetRedTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 281
TopSpeedIcon2.png 287
AccelIcon2.png 274
HandlingIcon2.png 283
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
Dollar icon.png100,000

"Exclusive"

The "Exclusive" style is a pack car included as part of the Starter Pack.

NFSW Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Exclusive.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class E Car 226
TopSpeedIcon2.png 205
AccelIcon2.png 155
HandlingIcon2.png 320
NFSWOrangeVariantIcon.png
Standard
Promotional

"T-Mobile"

The "T-Mobile" style is a promotional car that could be obtained between September 14, 2010 to June 28, 2011 by entering the code "getconnected" on a T-Mobile website.

NFSW Mazda MazdaSpeed3 T-Mobile.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class E Car 226
TopSpeedIcon2.png 205
AccelIcon2.png 155
HandlingIcon2.png 320
NFSWOrangeVariantIcon.png
Standard
Promotional

Need for Speed: Edge

The Mazdaspeed3 2007 appears in Need for Speed: Edge with an A class performance rating.

NFSE Mazda Mazdaspeed3 2007.jpg
A 533
Requires 100 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 528
Acceleration 533
Nitro Capacity 538
Strength 338
Durability 350

Trivia

  • In Need for Speed: Carbon, some bus stops and billboards feature advertisements for the Mazdaspeed3.
  • In Need for Speed: Edge, it is listed as a 2007 model year.

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