Technical Terms

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GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS
2WD 2-wheel drive
AWD All-wheel drive
CBU Completely built-up
cc and L Cubic centimetres and litre, which are measurements of engine size, 1L = 1,OOOcc
CKD Completely knocked-down
DOHC Double overhead camshaft. It is a valvetrain configuration which places the engine camshaft within the cylinder heads, above the combustion chambers, and drive the valves or lifters in a more direct manner compared to overhead valves
ECT Electronic control transmission
MPS Mazda performance series
MPV Multi-purpose vehicle
MZR Brand name of a generation of engines engineered and built by Mazda Japan with all 4 cylinders mounted in a straight line. The MZR generation includes gasoline and diesel powered engines ranging in displacements from 1.3L to 2.5L
Nm Newton meter, a measurement of engine torque
PS Pferdestarke, a measurement of engine power output
rpm Revolutions per minute
S-\LT Sequential Valve Timing. It is an automobile variable valve timing technology developed by Mazda Japan which varies the timing of the intake valves by using hydraulic pressure to rotate the camshaft
SUV Sports utility vehicle
TSCV Tumble swirl control valve
VGT Variable geometry turbochargers. It is designed to allow the effective aspect ratio of the turbo to be altered as conditions change to ensure minimal amount of lag, low boost threshold and ensure efficiency at higher engine speeds
VIS Variable induction system
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