In every way, it’s superb performance
It gives you exhilarating sports performance, yet also class-leading fuel economy. Our unique energy regeneration system, i-ELOOP harvests braking energy every time you slow down, then uses it to power on-board electrical systems and reduce fuel consumption.
Refined power comes from a 2.5 litre SKYACTIV-G petrol or 2.2 litre SKYACTIV-D turbo diesel engine. Both give you the responsive thrust you want, without compromising outstanding fuel economy.
Driving enjoyment is essential to Mazda. It’s in our DNA, and every car we make. But we’re also committed to reducing environmental impact as much as possible. It’s a tough challenge, but it led us to a breakthrough – SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.
Wherever more efficiency could be unlocked, we’ve done so. Put simply, we’ve re-engineered every aspect of Mazda6 to heighten the thrill of the drive with improved fuel economy.
SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Petrol Engine
An advanced internal combustion engine achieves more performance from less fuel. Direct injection with a precise multi-hole system minimises fuel use. A unique piston design allows more effective fuel combustion – boosting power and lowering emissions.
Major reduction of internal friction liberates extra power, while a free-breathing 4-2-1 exhaust layout enhances efficiency and response. The 2.5 litre 4-cylinder engine delivers a potent 138kW of power and 250Nm of torque, using only 6.6 litres of fuel every 100km (combined).
SKYACTIV-D 2.2L Diesel Engine
A far lower compression ratio than conventional diesels allows for lighter internal components. This reduces friction and inertia for sportier power delivery – up to an exceptionally high 5,500rpm. Multi-hole piezo injectors and variable valve lift optimise engine breathing and economy.
The 2.2 litre 4-cylinder engine produces 129kW and a muscular 420Nm of torque, using just 5.4 litres of fuel per 100km (combined). With a two-stage turbocharger maximising efficiency, the SKYACTIV-D engine meets strict Euro stage IV emissions standards without requiring expensive after treatment of exhaust gases.
SKYACTIV-Drive Automatic Transmission
We’ve combined the best attributes of conventional automatic, continuously variable and dual clutch transmissions. The transmission locks up to couple directly with the engine over a wider spectrum than other automatics. This realises a significant improvement in fuel economy and a more direct, manual-like power delivery and driving feel. Shifts are swift, accurate and smooth across the six speeds.
The application of high and ultra-high tensile steel cuts weight, yet bolsters rigidity. Key joints feature advanced techniques requiring no heavy reinforcement. Front and rear suspension mounting points bond directly to the underbody, further adding strength.
Even the doors use pressing methods that reduce weight without compromising rigidity. Despite being light, Mazda6 disperses crash energy in multiple directions to achieve world-class collision performance.
Every component has been designed to create an unrivalled sense of ‘oneness’ between car and driver. For nimble handling with great ride comfort, the chassis combines firm bushings and closely optimised geometry. A highly rigid front suspension cross member combines with high-ratio electric power assist steering to quicken handling.
Both front and rear cross members improve stiffness and lower weight, thanks to an innovative welding method. Mazda6 gives you exceptional agility, along with high efficiency.
A unique approach to saving fuel