Turbo Kit in Development for 2014+ Mazda 3 & 2013+ Mazda 6

Since 2013 and the loss of the Mazdaspeed 3, Mazda has really left a lot to be desired as far as power goes for its line-up.

Don’t get me wrong, we love Mazda here at CorkSport; the interiors and exteriors are on point, they get great gas mileage, and are exciting to drive. We will always continue pushing and developing the platform that Mazda is kicking out, but let’s be real…we love power.

That brings us back to why I am writing this exciting blog… Sky-G is getting some TURBO LOVE.

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I’ll admit, we thought long and hard about moving forward with such a large kit. We hoped, we wished, and we dreamed that Mazda would eventually wise up and kick out a GEN3 Mazdaspeed, and we got really excited when we heard about the CX-9 Turbocharged 2.5L engine. Unfortunately Mazda chose not to go down that path; once we found out about that, we decided it was time to pull the trigger on the GEN3 Mazda 3 & 6 Turbo Kit.

Moving forward on a project of this size was not a trivial decision. There were many aspects to consider:

  • Do we make a complete kit or just design and manufacturing difficult components?
  • What is the right power level to shoot for?
  • How will the engine and drivetrain hold up to the increased stress of forced induction?
  • How do we properly tune the engine?

These are all important aspects we had to consider.

Let me lay out some details and choices we made.

The most difficult and time intensive aspect of the kit is designing the physical components that will make up the kit… the entire kit. And yes, we decided that a 100% complete kit was the only way to make this a great setup, so that exactly what we intend to provide.

A complete kit needs to include everything from the air filter to the downpipe, and everything in-between. This includes the intake system, turbocharger, intercooler piping, intercooler, exhaust manifold, downpipe, and all the necessary silicone couplers, hardware, and wiring extensions.

This will be the most complete turbo kit you can purchase for the 2.5L SkyActiv-G powertrain.

Mazda-3-Turbo-Kit-CAD-Assembly

Right behind developing all the components for the kit comes the tuning. We are working with Versatune to develop the software to control the 2.5L Sky-G engine with forced induction. This portion of the project will be kicked into high gear in the near future once all functional prototypes are on our test car and strapped to the dyno.

Lastly, some thoughts to consider:

Will the engine take the added power?

How much will it hold till it pops?

Time will tell on those questions, but we do have some stuff in the works that will help. However, just spit-balling here, something around 280-300whp would be a lot of fun in the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6.

Stay tuned as this project evolves through testing and development in the coming months.

What are your thoughts on this new project? Questions?

Leave them in the comments section, we would love to hear from you.

I have only skimmed the surface of this project and I could easily write pages and pages if time allowed.

-Barett @ CS

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Turbo Kit in Development for 2014+ Mazda 3 & 2013+ Mazda 6
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Turbo Kit in Development for 2014+ Mazda 3 & 2013+ Mazda 6
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Replacement for the Mazdaspeed 3, CorkSport is building our own turbo kit the 2014+ 2.5 Skyactiv engine to be the 2018 Mazdaspeed 3. This will be the upgrade to have for the 2014-2019 Mazda 3 as a bolt in turbo kit. How do I turbocharge my Mazda 3? Will the Skyactiv engine support turbocharging? We answer those questions for you.
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174 Replies to “Turbo Kit in Development for 2014+ Mazda 3 & 2013+ Mazda 6”

  1. Will there be a turbo kit for the 2.0 engines. Even a simple 80-100hp boost would be worth it

  2. Yes! Cannot wait for it, about when will it be completed and available for purchase?

  3. Is an ETA for the release available or any update on the current status of the project?
    Thx in advance.
    Jason

  4. Any updates on the kit? Also, are you guys thinking about doing more than one level of kit; if so, please state the hp ranges for each and if meth will be required for the highest hp rating.

  5. I love this. I drive 2 hours a day in my mazda6 so if its got a programmable boost control then I would be all for it. Fun on the weekends and maintaining reliability and fuel efficiency would be nice if possible. I have a 15 M6T

  6. I have money in hand and am ready to pull the trigger today.. hoping for an update soon, its been a long time.

  7. I’m very interested in this. Please keep working on it. Not all of us have the ability to just buy a new Mazda 6 turbo.

  8. (quote)
    LASTLY, SOME THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER:
    Will the engine take the added power?

    How much will it hold till it pops?

    Time will tell on those questions, but we do have some stuff in the works that will help. However, just spit-balling here, something around 280-300whp would be a lot of fun in the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6.
    (/Quote)

    I’m banking the answer to the first question is “no” and unfortunately that’s why there have been no updates since the article was posted in August 2017.

  9. I’m very interested on the 2.5L kit been looking into everything and it’s been hard finding details for turbos on them but nothing till now!

  10. WICKED!!! Please keep me informed I have the 2018 2.5.
    Need a 2018 Mazda to be a tester let me know. Otherwise I am all in when it becomes available.

  11. I have a 2018 mazda 3 sport gt with the 2.5 auto if you guys make a turbo kit I would jump on that. Only question can the engine hold up? Would the transmission hold up to the extra power? Mazda has the 2.5 turbo available only in the mazda 6 wonder if it’s the same engine and transmission or did they do upgrades to hold up

  12. Will the stock drive axles hold up on the power addition? Or will CS come out with some as well? Still ready to pull the trigger when the kit comes out

  13. Just stopped by for my monthly check in… I drew a picture of a turbo today, it was nice, but I want a real one.

  14. Just wondering what’s the hold up. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a definite update.

  15. Man we are all dying waiting for this kit I really hope it delivers even if it’s only 250whp I think it will be worth it the main reason being is my car looks like a race car with bmspec aero I’m fast in the turns but cant do anything in the straights with these bolt-ons and tune it’s no where near enough. I Don’t no why mazda didn’t go FI from day one. Making corksport have to burn the midnight oil. Hopefully we’ll get some updates soon.

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