The 2.0-liter Mazda PE-VPS or SkyActiv-G 2.0 engine has been produced at the factories of the Japanese company since 2012 and is installed on most of its most popular models with indexes 3, 6, CX-3, CX-30 and CX-5. On the 2018 MX-5 roadster, a version of this unit boosted to 184 hp debuted.
The engine was intended to replace the 2.0-liter Ford engine (index MZR LF). The SkyActiv 2.0 engine has the same range of innovative technologies as the SkyActiv 1.5 engine. There is a system of variable valve timing Dual S-VT on two camshafts, an outlet manifold that provides the effect of dynamic purging of outlet gases in the combustion chambers due to the optimal length and configuration 4-2-1.
The engine was installed on:
- Mazda 3 BM in 2013 – 2018;
- Mazda 3 BP since 2018;
- Mazda 6 GJ in 2012 – 2016;
- Mazda 6 GL since 2016;
- Mazda CX-3 DK since 2016;
- Mazda CX-30 DM since 2019;
- Mazda CX-5 KE in 2012 – 2017;
- Mazda CX-5 KF since 2017.
|Production years||since 2012|
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||150 – 165|
|Torque output, Nm||200 – 210|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||83.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||91.2|
|Compression ratio||13 – 14|
|Phase regulator||Dual S-VT|
|Recommended engine oil||0W-20|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.2|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 6 2014)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
Disadvantages of the PE-VPS engine
- The first years there was a problem with a cold start, but the new firmware fixed everything;
- This unit does not like bad gasoline, it quickly clogs the fuel system;
- Also, from low-quality fuel, ignition coils often fail;
- Due to the wear on the plastic tension roller, the ribbed belt often burst;
- Oil consumption is also regularly encountered here, and in the first kilometers of run.