The Mazda MZR engine platform has been around since 2001 and over the years it has had its fair share of iterations. In fact, Mazda likes to brag that on any given weekend there are more Mazdas being raced as a percentage of production than any other manufacturer. Loads and loads of people road race, autocross, and compete in Mazdas many of which are powered by MZR engines. Upgrading those engines requires the right parts and thankfully MAHLE is coming to the rescue with PowerPak and PowerPak+ piston kits to bring power and reliability to anyone that uses them in a build. The best part? These pistons are made in the USA!
Here’s the scoop from MAHLE –
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Mazda MZR PowerPak and PowerPak+ Piston Kit
Fletcher, NC, (July 3, 2018)…Designed specifically for the extreme load of today’s highly boosted direct injected engines, MAHLE Motorsport now offers a PowerPak and PowerPak+ piston kit for the Mazda MZR machined from MAHLE’s ultra-strong, lightweight, 2618 alloy slipper skirt forgings. Utilizing advanced machining capabilities from MAHLE manufactured equipment, the pistons are machined with advanced crown and profile designs to ensure peak performance and durability. The pistons are then triple-coated beginning with a phosphate dry film lubricant to protect the pin bores from galling, followed by an application of MAHLE’s proprietary anti-friction Grafal® coating applied to the skirts. Due to the higher cylinder temperatures and pressures associated with boosted, direct injected applications, the top ring grooves are also hard anodized to protect against micro welding.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with around 78,000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations.
MAHLE Aftermarket, the business unit specializing in spare parts, uses the expertise from the series production of original equipment in its automotive aftermarket range, and supplies trade, workshop, and engine repair partners with products in original equipment quality. The product portfolio is supplemented by workshop equipment developed by the MAHLE Service Solutions division as well as comprehensive services, and customized training programs. The full extent of this expertise is found in the brands MAHLE ORIGINAL, BEHR, CLEVITE, IZUMI, KNECHT FILTER and METAL LEVE. product
MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 25 locations and other sales offices worldwide, with around 1,600 employees. In 2017, the business unit achieved a global sales volume of EUR 956 million.