230 HP Mazda 3 Coming for the GTI? Share Comments Although not explicitly a performance version, the much-anticipated Mazda 3 turbo will give the new Mazda 3 a welcome boot in the root when it comes to performance. And thanks to a video uploaded too soon(?) by Mazda Mexico, we now have some specs on the compact hatch. The headline, of course, is that the 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo will be making a satisfactory 227 hp and an impressive 310 lb-ft of torque. The Mk8 GTI will make 14 more hp (241), but 37 fewer lb-ft of torque. The video makes no mention of a manual model, but the standard 3 is offered with a standard transmission, so a manual turbo doesn’t seem impossible. It will also come with 18-inch aluminum wheels, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and fine leather seats. The Mk8 GTI is supposed to be a tech showpiece, so the Mazda 3 won’t run away with the tech, but Mazda is focusing on premium. As a result, the 3 may be more of a competitor for the Golf R, when it comes to interior styling. Previous ImageNext ImagePreviousNextView Large Unfortunately, it’s hard to determine what the 3’s price will be at this point since this is a video from a different market. As a car that kind of straddles the line between the GTI and R, though, it’ll be interesting to see if the 3 finds its niche or if it struggles to thread the needle.