Mazda 6 Atenza Third generation GJ
|Assembly||Hiroshima, Japan Vladivostok, Russia|
|Body style||4-door saloon 5-door estate|
|Platform||MAZDA SKYACTIV platform|
|Engine||2.0 L SKYACTIV-G I4 2.5 L SKYACTIV-G I4 2.2 L SKYACTIV-D I4|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic 6-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||Sedan: 2,830 mm (111.4 in) Station wagon: 2,750 mm (108 in)|
|Length||Sedan: 4,850 mm (190.9 in) Station wagon: 4,800 mm (189.0 in)|
|Width||1,840 mm (72.4 in)|
|Height||Sedan: 1,450 mm (57.1 in) Station wagon: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)|
In Australia, the Mazda6 is sold with a 2.5l SKYACTIV-G petrol or 2.2l SKYACTIV-D twin-turbo diesel 4 cylinder engine, offering 138kW/250Nm and 129kW/420Nm respectively. The popular hatch of the first and second generation models is no longer offered, leaving a sedan (in Sport, Touring, GT and Atenza trim) and wagon (Sport, Touring and GT). Transmission options include Mazda's 6speed Skyactiv automatic as well as a 6 speed manual. Notably, Mazda's SKYACTIV technologies have reduced the petrol model's fuel consumption from an official figure of 8.9L/100km (5 speed auto) for the previous generation to 6.6L/100kms, a 25% improvement.
2.0 Petrol Performance
|Top Speed||129 mph|
|0-60 mph||9.2 secs|
|Torque||210 Nm, 155 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||129 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||6|
|Miles Per Tank||695 miles|
The diesel's fuel economy gain was less marked, from 5.9L/100km for the previous manual transmission-only diesel model to 5.4L/100km for the new automatic-only offering.
Mazda 6 Saloon side view
In the United States, the Mazda6 is offered only as a 4-door sedan in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Sport and Touring models are offered with the choice of either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, while the top-of-the-line Grand Touring is only offered with a 6-speed automatic. In Canada, GX, GS and GT trim levels are offered and all have a 6-speed manual transmission standard.
The 2.5L producing 184 hp and with an EPA rating of 38 mpg highway (with the 6-speed automatic). A 2.2 liter diesel will be offered sometime in the second half of 2013, but final details regarding the engine have not been released.
The 2014 Mazda6 recently won a Motor Trend comparison against the 2013 Honda Accord Sport and 2013 Toyota Camry SE. The 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring also won in a comparison against the 2013 Honda Accord EX-L in the June 2013 issue of Car and Driver.
Production of all North American models will be transferred to Hiroshima, Japan, due to ongoing efforts to increase global manufacturing efficiencies.
2.2d (175bhp) Sport Performance
|Top Speed||139 mph|
|0-60 mph||7.6 secs|
|Torque||420 Nm, 310 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||119 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||6|
|Miles Per Tank||845 miles|
Mazda 6 estate side view
In North America, the Mazda6 will be available in three models: the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. While all three models offer their own distinct features, all of the models will offer these features as standard equipment:
-Bluetooth hands-free telephone system with A2DP stereo streaming capabilities -Alloy wheels -Keyless entry with keyless access and push-button start system -2.5L, 183 horsepower SKYACTIV SKYACTIV-G I4 engine
|Options: Equipment included on some trim levels|
In early 2014, the Mazda6 will offer the SKYACTIV SKYACTIV-D diesel I4 engine, which is the same engine used in the Mazda6 race car raced in the Rolex 24 racing series, but with less horsepower and torque. It is a detuned version of that engine. The engine is already avaliable on both the Asian and European models of the all-new Mazda6.
2014 Mazda 6 estate rear view