The Mazda B6-ME or B6-2E 1.6-liter gasoline engine was produced from 1989 to 1994 and was installed on various modifications of the 323 model in the back of the BG and the first generation MX-3. Also, this unit is found on the third generation Ford Laser and the US version of the Escort.
The B-engine family includes: B1, B3, B3‑ME, B5, B5‑DE, B5‑ME, B6, B6‑ME, B6‑DE, BP, BP‑ME.
The engine was installed on:
- Mazda 323 BG in 1989 – 1994;
- Mazda MX-3 EC in 1991 – 1993.
|Power output, hp||85 – 90|
|Torque output, Nm||135 – 140|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||78|
|Piston stroke, mm||83.6|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 323 1993)
|Engine lifespan, km||~280 000|
Disadvantages of the Mazda B6-ME engine
- Structurally simple and reliable motor worries only at high mileage;
- On specialized forums, failures of the ignition system are most often discussed;
- Often, idle speeds float here, mainly due to throttle contamination;
- The timing belt resource is approximately 60,000 km, but when it breaks, the valves usually do not bend;
- After 150 – 200 thousand km, hydraulic lifters often knock and oil burn begins.