The Turbo Mazda6 Will Have More Torque Than A WRX STI

1y ago

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The Mazda6 was always a sweet chassis searching for more horsepower. Today Mazda announced that the Mazda 6 will use the same SKYACTIV-G 2.5T direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine that debuted in the Mazda CX-9 crossover.

The SKYACTIV-G 2.5T develops 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque all while returning a respectable 28 miles per gallon on the highway in the CX-9. I've experienced this engine in the CX-9 and it has no issue pulling the 3,500 lb CX-9. I imagine in a 3,179 lb Mazda6 this engine will have no issue propelling this sedan to some respectable performance figures.

There's still no word on other performance upgrades to match the engine or the exact name of this trim. We're hoping for the CX-9's AWD system and the return of the MazdaSpeed6.

The new Mazda6 will be more than a powerful turbocharged engine. Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE has been upgraded to allow the radar guided cruise control to bring the Mazda6 to a stop and then set off again.

We're very excited for the next iteration of the Mazda6 and look forward to experiencing the added power to compliment the athletic chassis. The last Mazda6 we tested stunned us with it's refinement and shear driving pleasure but more horsepower is always welcomed.

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Comments (5)
  • Shame we won't get that engine for the UK Mazda 6's

    1 year ago
  • Oh my goodness! That is some very interesting news! I don’t think the MX5 comes in turbo. Mazda3s are such great cars - if they can get the power, they could totally compete with BMW. The interiors are lush and the options are plenty. They handle great and a new engine with more horsepower will make them hard to resist. I’ve had 5 BMWs (husband has one currently) and my Mazda3 is so similar in handling and cool options- just not in keeping up- though it’s very peppy at 184 hp. I think they got rid of their skunkworks Dept.

    1 year ago
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