1982-84: Mazda B2200 Pickup
Mazda entered the U.S. Market under its own banner as the B1600 in 1972 and also wearing a Ford suit badged as the Courier. The Courier was never made available with a diesel, but in 1982 the updated Mazda B2000 series had an optional diesel, the S2, found in the B2200 model. Built under license, it was a Japanese version of the 2.2L 4.135 four-cylinder from Perkins. It was an outstanding little engine—emphasis on little—that delivered great fuel economy. Like all the diesels introduced in the ’80s, 20/20 hindsight tells us it would have made a better impression turbocharged but the 4.135 was not offered that way. In later years Mazda switched to the Mitsu 4D55T.
DISPLACEMENT: 2.2L (135ci) POWER: 59 hp @ 4,000 rpm TORQUE: 90 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm COMPRESSION RATIO: 21:1 ASPIRATION: Natural
1983 Mazda B2200 diesel pickup
1983 Mazda Perkins 4.135 diesel