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Mazda Does A “Real People, Not Actors” Spot Pinning 6 Against Mercedes And Audi 4
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi A4, commercials, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda6, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, video on 07 4th, 2017


If premium vehicle owners can't tell the difference between a Mazda and something like an Audi A4 or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, questions need to be raised.
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Mazda’s Recalling A Huge Portion Of Its Cars In The US Over Rusty Parking Brakes 2
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Mazda, Mazda3, Mazda6, NHTSA, Recalls on 07 2nd, 2017


200,000 is a lot of cars to recall – but it's more for some manufacturers than it is for others. Toyota, for example, sold that many cars in the US last month alone. But for Mazda, that accounts for the majority of the 300,000 or so vehicles it sold here in all of last year.
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Mazda Bringing Its Diesels To The U.S. Market Next Year 16
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in diesel, Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, Reports on 11 16th, 2016


According to Japanese publication the Nikkei Review, Mazda will introduce a number of diesel models into the United States next year.
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Updated 2017 Mazda6 Arrives In The UK With More Tech, Improved Diesels [69 Pics] 5
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, Mazda, Mazda6, new cars, prices, UK on 09 5th, 2016


The 2017 Mazda6 is coming to the UK armed with a range of technological upgrades, including advanced torque vectoring and an improved diesel engine lineup.
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Mazda6 Sedans To Be Recalled (Eventually) Over Airbag Control Units 5
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Mazda, Mazda6, Recalls on 09 5th, 2016


A problem with the airbag control unit on certain 2009-10 Mazda6 sedans has prompted a recall of over 40,000 vehicles in the United States alone.
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2017 Mazda6 Arrives In The US Priced From $21,945 23
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Mazda, Mazda6, new cars, prices on 08 23rd, 2016


Among its many upgrades for 2017, the Mazda6 has gained more refinement, plus the automaker's G-Vectoring Control vehicle dynamics tech.
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Mazda6 Gets Updated Equipment For 2017 [46 Pics] 10
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Mazda, Mazda6, new cars on 08 10th, 2016


The Mazda3 isn't the only model from the Zoom-Zoom brand to have been updated for the 2017 model year. So has its bigger brother, the Mazda6. But since the sedan just underwent a facelift last year, the shape remains the same while the equipment underneath is upgraded.
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Mazda Details New-Gen SKYACTIV-VEHICLE Dynamics [w/Video] 15
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda3, Mazda6, Tech, video on 07 15th, 2016


Part of Mazda's new vehicle motion control technologies, the G-Vectoring Control system will be introduced across the Japanese automaker's entire model range, starting with the 2017 Mazda Axela, aka Mazda3.
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Mazda 6 And 3 Could Get CX-9’s Punchy 2.5 Turbo – MPS Variants On The Way? 12
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Mazda, Mazda CX-9, Mazda3, Mazda6, Reports on 07 12th, 2016


The new 227 hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter engine of the Mazda CX-9 could find its way into the Mazda 6 and Mazda 3, following confirmation that it will fit in both models.
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Mazda Wants To Expand MPS Reach, Still Mulling About Its Range 19
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Mazda, Mazda3, Mazda6, MPS / Mazdaspeed, Reports on 04 19th, 2016


Through time Mazda rolled out not a few performance models, but so far it lacks a distinct division in the vein of the BMW M, Mercedes-AMG and Audi Sport.
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New Takata Recall Affects Several Mazda Models 11
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Mazda, Mazda6, MPS / Mazdaspeed, NHTSA, Recalls, RX8 on 01 11th, 2016


Mazda North American Operations has announced a new recall for several different vehicles due to a problem with the Takata airbag inflators.
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Mazda Lifts The Veil On Tokyo Auto Salon-Bound Concepts 31
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Mazda, Mazda Concepts, Mazda CX-3, Mazda MX-5, Mazda2, Mazda6, Tokyo Auto Salon on 12 31st, 2015


Five different concepts have been unveiled by Mazda ahead of the Tokyo Auto Salon next month. As with concepts already seen from the likes of Honda and Daihatsu, Mazda's concepts aren't outlandish and simply add both aggression and sophistication to five cars from the brand.
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Mazda Has Produced 3 Million New-Gen Models Since 2011 30
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Mazda, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9, Mazda MX-5, Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, Reports on 12 30th, 2015


Mazda announced today that global production for new-generation vehicles featuring SKYACTIV technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design has surpassed three million units.
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2014 Mazda MAZDA6 Grand Touring Review & Test Drive 9
May
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in Automotive, Mazda, Mazda6, Test Drives on 05 9th, 2013
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Beauty Right Wide Done Small

2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Beauty Right Wide Done Small

The all-new 2014 Mazda 6 is so much better all-around than the previous model.  It is sleeker, longer, wider yet lighter on its feet.  Utilizing Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, the engine, fuel economy, transmission, suspension and braking systems of the Mazda 6 have been redesigned to work in harmony with each other to produce a much better Mazda 6i Grand Touring sedan that I tested.

With the KODO ‘Soul of Motion’ design language, first expressed on the SHINARI Concept, the all-new Mazda6 matches nearly every sinuous sheet metal curve of its conceptual twin the TAKERI Concept.  From its elongated cab-forward stance, muscular fenders and sweeping character lines-the new Mazda6 looks like nothing else on the road.  The style features the familiar Mazda five-point chrome ‘signature wing’ front grill.  The chrome strikes beyond the grille to continue into the eagle-eye shaped adaptive HID headlights.  A new LED strip functions as the daytime running lights.  Nestled within its black horizontal lines and flanked by piano black top-line trim is the Mazda badge.  The lower front fascia shows a new splitter to keep the front end planted and at the sides are round foglamps.  Starting from the sculpted hood and continuing along the prominent front fenders is a pronounced character crease, curing and twisting itself across the A-pillar as another sweeping stroke of the metal emerges to proceed toward the rear.  The greenhouse is surrounded by a full-perimeter strip of chrome to give the all-new car a more luxurious touch.  Eventually a third crease surfaces to readjust the muscular tone into the stylized wraparound tail lamps before beautifully blending into the ‘signature wing’-matching chrome piece of the trunk lid.  Below the rear bumper are dual exhaust finishers at each end to show the performance character from the rear.

2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Beauty Side Done Small

This low and sleekly styled Grand Touring Mazda6 cuts through the air with an incredibly low 0.26 coefficient of drag, the lowest in its segment.  Placing the all-new model next to the last Mazda6 model shows the vast difference in styling.  The all-new model is built on the longest wheelbase among the competition at 11.4 inches and features a width of just 72.4 inches.  Its lean and lighter body is 191.5 inches long and rides on standard 17 inch wheels and tires.  The Grand Touring edition comes with 19X8 inch alloy wheels wrapped with 225/45R19 inch Dunlop SP Sport 5000 all-season radial tires for a smooth quiet ride with excellent grip.

2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Engine Done Small

Power is provided by the SKYACTIVE–G 2.5 liter, Direct Injected, DOHC, 16-valve, all-aluminum, In-line four-cylinder engine with VVT running a high 13.0:1 compression ratio.  This high-tech engine generates a healthy 184hp at 5,700rpm and 185lb.ft. of torque at just 3,250rpm.   The engine is mated to the SKYACTIVE-G Drive six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.  This smooth shifting automatic comes with paddle shifter on the Grand Touring trim level that I tested for even more fun when behind the wheel.  The electric speed sensitive power-assisted rack and pinion steering system is a perfect match for the newly redesigned fully independent suspension.  The monocoque unibody construction features more high-tensile strength steel and it weighs 97 pounds less than the previous model.  The front and rear suspension subframes enhance stiffness, and inhibit noise, vibration and harshness furthering the superb handling characteristics.  Up front is a sport-tuned MacPherson setup with coil springs, twin-tube gas-charged shocks and stabilizer bar.  The rear is a multi-link setup with coil springs, twin-tube gas-charged shocks and a stabilizer bar.  The ride is so harmonious that with a little touch the car goes where you point it to.  It feels very light and nimble when putting it through its paces on curving roads.

Slowing the all-new Mazda6 down from speed are large, power-assisted, steel disc brakes.  Up front are 11.7 inch vented rotors and in the rear are 10.9 inch solid rotors.  Each rotor is clamped with large single-piston calipers.  Control of the vehicle during serve braking or when braking on wet or slick pavement is handled with standard ABS, EBD, BA Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, and Hill Launch Assist.  Each of these safety systems works together to give you more control during emergency situations.

2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Beauty Rear Done Small

With the new SKYACTIVE-G Powertrain, redesigned suspension and sleeker designed body the all-new Mazda6 i is one fantastic, fun-to-drive four-door sport sedan.  Besides the excellent mechanicals is an excellent driver-oriented cabin that features intuitive functions matched with a multitude of well-placed operational controls with ample room for five adults.  Repetitive function controls offers drivers a variety of options base on their operational preferences, whether it be via voice control, touch screen, button pushing or knob turning, such as the all-new commander-switch feature situated with the center console which comes standard in the Grand Touring model that I tested.  The contoured dash is uncluttered yet still very striking with warm textures of dark satin.  Additional high-quality surfaces abound in the form of soft-touch surfaces and high-quality faux wood trim on the dashboard face, around the instrument cluster with aluminum trim around the air vents, on the door pulls, center stack and console.  Dark satin finish also appears on knobs and switches making controls easier to locate as well as adding a distinctive design element.

2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Dashboard Done Small

The instrument cluster offers meter lighting that makes the gauges readably clear in bright sunlight as well as minimize eye strain in the darkness.  The three-spoke, racing inspired, tilt/telescopic/leather-wrapped steering wheel feels great in your hands and appeals to enthusiasts and offers standard functional features such as steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise controls.  The front leather-trimmed bucket seats are soft, comfortable and very supportive featuring 8-way power-adjustments for the driver and dour-way power-adjustments for the front passenger.  There are also 2-memory settings for the driver’s seat.  The rear 60/40 split bench seat features a pull-down armrest with dual cupholders and vents on the back of the center console to help bring cool/warm air faster to the rear.

2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Front Seats Done Small

My all-new 2014 Mazda6 I Grand Touring vehicle came standard with these features not mentioned above: rain-sensing wipers/washers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated/power-remote sideview mirrors, power moonroof, heated front seats, 5.8 inch color touch-screen display, navigation system, reaview camera, Bose 11-speaker sound system, Sirius satellite radio, USB  audio input/HD radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone/audio, auto/off Bi-Xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, halogen foglamps, chrome door kick plates, rear lip spoiler, power windows/door locks, advanced keyless entry, push button start/stop, dual-zone climate control, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, center console with sliding storage box/armrest, carpeted floor mats, grab handles above each passenger door and dual map lamps.

2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Back Seats Done Small

Standard safety features include five-passenger 3-point safety belts/pretensioner/load limiters up front, LATCH system for child seats, anti-theft engine immobilizer, tire pressure monitoring system, Blind Spot monitoring system, Smart City Brake Support, advanced front dual airbags, front side-impact airbags, front/rear side-curtain airbags, SKYACTIVE Ring Structure, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and an alarm system.

The all-new 2013 Mazda6 i Grand Touring sport sedan is a great looking, performing, comfortable, convenient, ergonomic, safe with the latest in infotainment systems.  It is a tremendous leap from the previous generation that was also a great sedan but this new model is even more.  During my seven-day test drive the on-board trip computer registered 31.9mpg driving more than 350 miles in the city and on the highway.

2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Beauty Right Wide Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Beauty Side Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Beauty Headon HA Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Beauty Rear Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Dashboard Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Cluster Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Front Seats Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Back Seats Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Door Trim Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Engine Done Small
2014 Mazda 6i Sedan Badge Done Small

Copyright: 2013 Harvey Schwartz

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Price: $29,495 base Grand Touring/$30,695.00 as tested
  • Engine: 2.5 liter, Direct Injected, DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder 184 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm / 185 lb.ft. torque @ 3,250rpm
  • Headroom: f/r-38.4/37.1 inches
  • Legroom: f/r-42.2/38.7 inches
  • Passenger volume: 99.7 cu.ft.
  • Cargo volume: 14.8 cu.ft.
  • Wheelbase: 111.4 inches
  • Track: f/r-62.8/62.4 inches
  • Total length: 191.5 inches
  • Total width: 72.4 inches
  • Total height: 57.1 inches
  • Minimum ground clearance: 6.7 inches
  • Curb weight: 3,232 pounds
  • Fuel tank: 16.4 gallons
  • Turning circle: 36.7 ft.
  • 0-60 mph: 6.5 seconds
  • EPA mileage 26mpg/city, 38mpg/highway


Mazda6 Skyactiv Diesel To Compete In 2013 Grand-Am Series 30
Nov
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Diesels, Grand Am, Kurt, Mazda6, Race Cars on 11 30th, 2012

Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D clean diesel race car – image: PRNewsFoto/Mazda North American Operations

Mazda’s new Mazda6 sedan will begin hitting dealers in early 2013. While the styling update and new Skyactiv four-cylinder engine would be news enough, the Japanese automaker announced yesterday that it would be bringing the Skyactiv diesel variant of the car to these shores in the second half of 2013 as well. That makes Mazda the first Asian manufacturer to import a non-commercial, clean-diesel vehicle into the United States.

Mazda is still finalizing the Skyactiv-D engine with the EPA, so output figures aren’t yet available. In traditional Mazda form, however, the manufacturer will look to prove the car in competition, even before it’s available to consumers.The Mazda6 Skyactiv-D will make its racing debut in the Grand-Am GX class at January’s Rolex 24 endurance race in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Mazda has worked with SpeedSource to develop the car, and the diesel engine has already met the team’s goals for performance (over 400 horsepower) and durability (over 50 hours), while using a surprising percentage of production Mazda components. Even the block of the 2.2-liter engine started life as a stock piece.

The Mazda6 diesel represents the first-ever diesel racer in the Grand-Am series (though they’ve been raced for years by Audi and Peugeot in the rival American Le Mans Series), and Mazda hopes the car will earn the company’s 24th class win at the Rolex 24 race.







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