The new 2014 third generation Mazda6 sedan is officially launched by automaker before the world premiere to be held at the Paris Motor Show 2012. After numerous teasers and sketches, it finally formed into a single image of the car. The design is derived from the current corporate identity of a company called «KODO — Soul of Motion», which received its first application in the compact crossover Mazda CX-5 .
The new Mazda6 is indeed a beautiful car and is not much different from its concept model as promised by automaker. The new sedan from Mazda is overall bigger in all aspects than its predecessor. It measures 4865 mm in length, 1840 mm in width and 1460 mm in height. The wheelbase has increased by 105 mm upto 2830 mm. As a result space inside has significantly increased for driver and passengers. The luggage space at back is however is decreased from 519 to 483 litres.
Like the CX-5 crossover, technically the new Mazda6 will be equipped with the range of SkyActiv technology, including not only the engine and transmission, but also the chassis and body with increased content in the high strength steels. The new body is lighter than previous model, while its torsional rigidity has increased by 30 percent. The suspension settings are multi-link MacPherson strut type front and rear and is tuned to enhance driving pleasure according to automaker.
The interior is simple and elegant and materials used are of better quality than before with fine detailing. The steering wheel is sporty and complement overall design of car.
The new Mazda6 will debut with two gasoline engines. The base gasoline engine is 2.0 liter four cylinder and develops 150 hp and 210 Nm of torque. Later is more powerful 2.5 liter Skyactive-G developing 192 hp and a peak torque of 256 Nm at 3250 rpm. Both engine are equipped with manual and automatic transmissions. System start/stop function is offered as base equipment. Mazda6 debuts «i-ELOOP» system on 2.5 liter model. A system to regenerate energy through braking. A capacitor is placed between alternator and battery. Capacitor recharge the battery and can also supply power to electrical circuits of air conditioning compressor, sound equipment and lights. Overall «i-ELOOP» will be responsible for better fuel economy. A diesel engine is also offered by mazda for european market. 2.2 liter SkyActive-D diesel engine develops 175 hp.
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