Magnificent Mazda B-series

July 6, 2019/Steve Tackett

The Mazda B series is a series of pickup trucks first manufactured in 1961 by Mazda. Since the launch of the B series, Mazda has used the engine displacement to determine each model’s name; the B1500 had a 1.5 L engine and the B2600 had a 2.6 L engine. The name Mazda Proceed was used for the compact pickup.

Why Mazda B-series?

Mazda has a trust worthy rapport in the market and among people because of its value as a reliable and durable brand and supreme quality over any other brand. Anyone can easily find cars of Mazda as an outstanding auto to be purchased and owned.

Specifications

What we expect in a vehicle is its engine capability and here is the complete information from each generation:

1. First Generation (1961-1965)

Loaded with a 1,484 cc OHV water-cooled engine with wet sleeve cylinders which produced 44 kW (59 hp; 60 PS), and a one-ton payload. This model also had a torsion bar front/leaf spring rear suspension, which was advanced for its time, giving it a relatively smooth ride.

Mazda B-series 1961

2. Second generation (1965-1977)

Mazda used 1,484 cc OHV I4 engine as its predecessor, with minor changes to the cylinder head and valves and the use of a downdraft carburetor instead of the side draft unit used on the models sold between 1961 and 1965. The UA engine now produced 53 kW (71 hp; 72 PS) at 5200 rpm.

3. Third generation (1977-1985)

Technical specifications of B-series in third generation were 71 kW (95 hp; 97 PS) and a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph). The new model was more comfortable than the previous; it had a wood grain dashboard and other luxuries.

4. Fourth Generation (1985-1998)

A five-speed manual transmission was the primary choice in most markets, with options of a four-speed automatic transmission option and part-time four wheel drive. The 2.6-liter, Mitsubishi-powered B2600 was introduced in 1986. 1987 saw the Mazda inline-four engine upgraded to 2.2-liters in the B2200; the smaller engine was phased out of the North American markets after that year.

5. Fifth Generation (1998-2006)

Fifth Generation had a 2.9-liter version of the 2.5-liter diesel engine was also developed and sold in “general markets” and the Gulf States as the B2900.

Summing it all up

Having a check list before buying a car is very obvious thing along with searching, ‘best cars near me’ to get what’s best for you but getting information meeting your requirements is difficult. Above is the list of Mazda B-series from every generation with every peculiar detail that acts as a reference before owning any auto.