Now that we’ve finally got real pictures of the 2014 Mazda6, powertrain details have emerged as well. For anyone who thought the 2.0L Skyactiv 4-cylinder was underpowered, there’s good news.
The base 2.0L will be joined by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine using Skyactiv technology, making 189 horsepower. That doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but it’s in line with offerings from other Japanese and Korean competitors, and should deliver strong fuel economy numbers. Sources tell us that this engine could also end up in the Mazda CX-5 at some point.
The 2.2L Skyactiv diesel engine also exists, and has been all but confirmed for the next Mazda6. Automotive News reports that this engine will be pitched as the premium offering in the Mazda6, and will launch later on down the road – likely a few months after the gasoline versions come to market.