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Mazda 626 MPS
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Why in all that is holy can we not BUY this car right now. WTF MAZDA? WE WANT IT!
(as long as it has oscillating vents, luxury features, and the automatic transmission isn't designed by idiotic helper monkeys)

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This would have easily been the best 626 ever made (without the stupid wing anyway).

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280hp TWIN TURBO KL-ZE. Time to get the kleenex...

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Granted it's a fake concept interior but I like the extra gauges. Just wish they were in the cluster so we could double-din for a sat-nav and in car music system. Times have changed and the dash controls are uninspiring. Add LCD sat-nav, music player, and climate control system and you're back in the game. You could also digitize some of the gauge cluster so more readouts could be crammed in there. The big dials are for kids. How about something a bit more high tech as long as we'd have to keep a closer eye on the health of a twin turbo setup. OBDII can display so much more than speed, trip, gas, and oil. This is the 21st century, we can handle more data.

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There are more than a few places online with MPS info but I think we should dedicate at least a topic to the car and put all the information anyone could want on it right here. It's our car, we should have all the info.

2000 Mazda 626 MPS Specifications
Engine
Engine Location: Front
Drive Type: AWD
Weight: 3042 lbs | 1379.828 kg
Engine Configuration: V
Cylinders: 6
Aspiration/Induction: Turbocharged
Displacement: 2496 cc | 152.3 cu in. | 2.5 L.
Valves: 24 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Valvetrain: DOHC
Horsepower: 280 HP (206.08 KW) @ 6500 RPM
Torque: 289 Ft-Lbs (392 NM) @ 4000 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio: 10.9 LB / HP
HP / Liter: 112.2 BHP / Liter

Transmission
Gears: 5
Transmission: Manual

Seating Capacity : 4

Exterior
Length: 181.1 in | 4600 mm.
Width: 70.9 in | 1801 mm.
Height: 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Wheelbase: 102.8 in | 2611 mm.

Brakes
Front Brake Size: 345.0 mm | 13.583 in.
Rear Brake Size: 315.0 mm | 12.402 in.

Tires / Wheels
Tires Front: 235/40 ZR 18
Rear: 235/40 ZR 18

The 2000 Mazda 626 MPS is powered by a Turbocharged V6 engine that displaces 2496.00 cc. It produces 280.00 HP at 6500.00 RPM and 289.00 Ft-Lbs at 4000.00 RPM. The 2000 Mazda 626 MPS measures 70.90 inches in width, 181.10 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 102.80 inches.

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ive always been a fan of that car. its a legend on all the KL forums.

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that car is god awful...just absolutely horrible. like a blend of all the horrible body kits for the 93-02 626.

under the hood however, looks like TITS, id lift that engine out and put in anything else.

interesting that it only makes 280hp.. I bet thats limited..be fun to see how much more boost could be run before something blew. then replace it and do it again lol.

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Agree with Leev. Id make a better looking kit in my garage.
Actually, the one i got already looks better, and the one ima gonna make, is gonna look loads better than this :D

AND its gona have a ZE, but no turbo tho.


But it looks good from the side, on the orange picture, the rear is awful, and the front is a bit meh with the hood.

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the front, the hood and the wing, scream EVO 7-9

its a look the the EVO itself can barley pull off. and i love the EVO lol.

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the front, the hood and the wing, scream EVO 7-9

its a look the the EVO itself can barley pull off. and i love the EVO lol.

It actually looks like a evo-kit for the 626 :D

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yucky!

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yucky!

I said kit, not rape...

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Yeah, the exterior is definitely dated, like F&F dated, lol. The interior is basically just a colorful protege interior, which I think looks nice, but it's interesting to see how the 626 and proteges seem to blend together in the crossover years. You can see the similarities here. Same gauges, even.

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But omg that engine bay... Jeeezus.

Too bad it's so heavy. That's too much weight for this car, though it edges out the MS3 in terms of weight and power, which would be bucketloads of fun. :P

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Haha Prince ya beat me to it... :lol:

I gotta admit, I did like the orange version but yeah the interior color was awful and I'm no fan of the wing either. Hmm, I'm wondering, if Mazda could twin turbo the MPS I wonder if its possible to do it on a 626, MX6 or Probe. Intuition tells me the Probe engine bay is waaay too small but what about a 626 engine bay...?

But yeah, I wet myself when I saw the MPS concept for the first time and I'm still pissed that Mazda never made it...

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I want to know which chassis it was built on. It looks like the South American GF's, I think.

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there have been a few TT KL's on the forums over the years. thomas knight was the 1st to do it i think. there kit was famous for killing off transmissions pretty quickly. there was also a guy in michigan with one, who famously rolled the car while his brother video taped it. (check on youtube) lol

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Good point, I want to know what trans they planned to use, too! :P




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