1982-84: Mazda B2200 Pickup

Diesel World - - Vintage Smoke Light Trucks: Part Two -

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

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