Engine Mazda LF-VD

The 2.0-liter Mazda LF-VD or MZR 2.0 DISI engine was assembled by the company from 2010 to 2018 and installed on European and Japanese versions of such models as 3, 5, 6 and Biante minivan. In some markets, there is a modification of such a motor with a slightly different LF-VDS index.

The L-engine family also includes:

The engine was installed on:

  • Mazda 3 BL in 2010 – 2011;
  • Mazda 5 CW in 2010 – 2012;
  • Mazda 6 II (GH) in 2010 – 2012;
  • Mazda Biante CC in 2010 – 2018.


Production years 2010-2018
Displacement, cc 1999
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 145 – 155
Torque output, Nm 185 – 195
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Piston stroke, mm 83.1
Compression ratio 11.2
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator S-VT, intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda Biante 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~260 000
Weight, kg 110

Disadvantages of the Mazda LF-VD engine

  • This power unit is rare and there is at least information about its breakdowns;
  • The direct injection system is reliable, but there are few specialists in its repair;
  • In specialized forums, lambda probe failures or air leaks into the intake are most often discussed;
  • Low reliability is different here: thermostat, pump and right engine mount;
  • After 200,000 km of run, oil consumption often appears or the chain is stretched.

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