Mazda B platform

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The Mazda B platform is an automobile platform for compact cars. It has been used by a number of vehicles from Mazda and Ford Motor Company in Japan and abroad.

BD

This is the first showing of Mazda's SS (self-stabilizing) rear suspension. The two lower parallel links of the rear strut are designed to induce toe-in on the rear tire on the outer side of the curve (eg. right turn - left rear tire).

BV

BF

The SS suspension was updated.

BG

The Mazda BG was shared with Ford, which called it CT120.

BA

BH

BW

BW is a station wagon version of the BF platform.

BJ

The BJ platform was updated with a lower moment of roll for improved steering, better chassis rigidity, and new engines and transmissions.

Applications:

BK

The BK platform was jointly engineered by Mazda, Volvo and Ford. Ford calls this chassis the C1.

Applications:

B2E

The next-generation B platform from Mazda is named B2E by Ford. The Ford models will be assembled in the newly-expanded Ford plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico[1], among others.

Applications:

  • 2010 Ford Fiesta (B409)
  • 2010 Five-door Ford crossover (B474)
  • 2011 Small Ford minivan (B475)

References

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