Mazda 323 BF 4WD Turbo group A (1986)
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1982: Mazda 323 BD GT
1984: Mazda 323 BD Turbo
1986: Mazda 323 BF 4WD Turbo
1990: Mazda 323 BG8 GTX
1993: Mazda 323 BG8 GTR
Development level
Group A
Group N
Production

Also called Mazda Familia BF 4WD Turbo

Specifications

Group/Class A/8 Homologation number: A 5286
Years active 1986 - 1990 Homologation start: 1/1/1986
Engine
Type B6T, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke located front transverse
Capacity 1598 cc WRC: x 1.4 = 2237 cc (1987)
WRC: x 1.7 = 2717 cc (1988+)
Bore x Stroke (mm) 78.0 x 83.6
Compression ratio 7.2:1
Output power - torgue 240 - 250 HP / 6500 rpm 30.6 kgm (300 Nm) / 4800 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 54mm diameter connecting rod length between centers 132.9mm, big end bearing diameter 48mm
Materials block: cast iron 221.3mm height cylinderhead: aluminium alloy 133.8mm height
Cams/valves 2 overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven 4 valves/cyl - 16 valves total. 31mm inlet valve diameter, 26.2mm exhaust valve diameter. 25o angle between inlet valve and vertical, 25o angle between exhaust valve and vertical. 1 coil spring per inlet/exhaust valve
Aspiration turbo IHI RHB52 (nickel alloy turbine 52.5mm diameter, aluminium alloy compressor 52.5mm diameter) with intercooler, Nippon Denso L-jetronic multipoint electronic fuel injection.
1990-1991: 40mm turbo restrictor fitted.
1992-1994: 38mm turbo restrictor fitted.
1995+: 34mm turbo restrictor fitted.
pressure 0.9 - 1.1 bar
Ignition electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system watercooled 6 lt
Lubrication system wet sump with oil cooler 3.6 lt
Transmission
Type 4 wheel drive 5 speed manual gearbox. 1988+: X-trak 6 speed manual gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.307/1 (43/13)
2nd: 1.833/1 (33/18)
3rd: 1.233/1 (37/30)
4th: 0.970/1 (33/34)
5th: 0.795/1 (35/44)
R: 3.166/1 (38/27 x 27/12)
1st: 3.000/1 (42/14)
2nd: 2.058/1 (35/17)
3rd: 1.565/1 (36/23)
4th: 1.344/1 (39/29)
5th: 1.078/1 (41/38)
R: 3.166/1 (38/27 x 27/12)
1988+: 1st: 3.692/1 (48/13)
2nd: 2.812/1 (45/16)
3rd: 2.210/1 (42/19)
4th: 1.772/1 (39/22)
5th: 1.440/1 (36/25)
6th: 1.178/1 (33/28)
R: 3.000/1 (42/16 x 16/14)
Diffrential ratio Center: 4.105/1 (78/19), 4.388/1 (79/18), 4.411/1 (75/17).
1987+: 4.055/1 (73/18), 3.429 (48/14), 3.500/1 (49/14 or 56/16), 3.929/1 (55/14), 4.000/1 (56/14), 4.071/1 (57/14), 3.667/1 (55/15), 3.733/1 (56/15), 3.800/1 (57/15), 3.867/1 (58/15), 3.375/1 (54/16), 3.434/1 (55/16).
Transfer box:
Type A: 0.255/1 (37/43 x 11/37)
Type B (1987+): 0.256/1 (37/39 x 10/37)
Rear differential:
Type A: 3.909/1 (43/11)
Type B (1989+): 3.900/1 (39/10)
Helical gear epicyclical center differential. One side 1st output to internal casing of open front differential. Other side 2nd output to a helical idler gear, connected to transfer box. Bevel gear transfer box to, hypoid straight bevel gear, limited slip 75% rear differential. Locked 100% center differential. From Monte Carlo '89: adjustable
Clutch dry single disk, 225mm diameter
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque BF MR chassis with roll-cage. 3 door hatchback steel bodyshell with polypropylene bumbers
Front suspension Mac pherson strut with lower L wishbone, coil springs, bilstein telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. (See picture)
Rear suspension Mac pherson strut with Twin-Trapezoidal Link (TTL): two transverse and one longtitudinal lower links. Steel connections, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. (See picture)
Steering system rack and pinion with hydraulic power assistance 3.0 turns lock to lock
Brakes ventilated front disks with 260mm disk diameter and 1 cast iron piston caliper, or 276mm disk diameter and 4 aluminium piston calipers. Solid rear disks with 247mm disk diameter and 1 cast iron piston caliper, or ventilated rear disks with 276mm disk diameter and 4 aluminium piston calipers. 1987+: 295mm front/rear disk diameter dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 3.990 m (157.1") width: 1.645 m (64.8") height: 1.385 m (54.5")
wheelbase: 2.400 m (94.5") front track: 1.400 m (55.1") rear track: 1.425 m (56.1")
Rims - tires 5.5 or 6.5 or 7.5 x 15 Michelin L5
Weight 1050 - 1120 kg 50% - 50% front to rear distribution
Weight/power 4.4 kg/HP
Fuel tank 50-70 t
Drag coefficient 0.36

Results in WRC

Statistics

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Total
Works
Races/wins 4/(1) 5/1 6 5/2 4 24/3(+1)
Entries/finishes 5/1 9/3 13/4 10/8 8/5 45/21 (46.7%)
Others
Races/wins +2/(1) +4 +2 +2 +3 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 31/(1)
Entries/finishes 3/3 25/4 24/5 36/10 14/5 9/2 2/2 7/4 5/1 5/2 3/2 2/0 135/41 (30.4%)
Total WRC results
Races/wins 6/(2) 9/1 8 7/2 7 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 55/3(+2)
Entries/finishes 8/4 34/7 37/9 46/18 22/10 9/2 2/2 7/4 5/1 5/2 3/2 2/0 180/62 (34.4%)
Total points 6 43 41 58 28 176
(3.200 per race)
(0.978 per entry)

Races

Works team: Mazda Rally Team Europe

Season

Group A classification is noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC SVE
Entry list
POR KEN TdC GRE NZ ARG FIN (CdI) SR RAC (Oly)
Ingvar Carlsson
Per Carlsson
works gear box elec trical eng ine 10th (1st)
Achim Warmbold
'Biche'
works eng ine
Rod Millen
John Bellefleur
CRC / Mazda 10th (2nd) 7th (1st)
Neil Allport
Rodger Freeth
11th (4th)
Total points
()
6 1 1 4
Statistics
Works starts/finishes 5/1 2/0 1/0 1/0 1/1
Others starts/finishes 3/3 1/1 2/2

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Timo Salonen in RAC rally 1988

Information and articles

Article from Auto Express (Greece) 240, 7/1987

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Cylinderhead of Β6Τ engine

Drawings

Suspension

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Front suspension
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Rear suspension
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