2014 Mazda6 Gets Skyactiv Diesel: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
November 28th, 2012 1:37 PM Share
Despite embargoes keeping things under wraps, journalists found another way to break this bit of information early; by going to the display stand and looking at the information.
And that’s how we confirmed that the 2.2L Skyactiv diesel engine will power the 2014 Mazda6. With 173 horspower and 310 lb-ft, the oil burning Mazda should be an interesting alternative to the VW Passat TDI. And apparently, you can get it with a manual as well.
Published November 28th, 2012 1:37 PM
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shutupandtakemymoney.jpeg This is the best automotive news I have heard in a while. Depending on my commuting status in a couple years, I could very much see trading in my wife's 3 for this rather than using it as a DD. After the pictures of the interior we saw a few weeks ago, I'm sold. Even in the lower trims with cloth, mazda interior choices have been nothing to scoff at in the latest generations.
Signed in to my too-seldom-used TTAC account just to wish Mazda "Good Luck!" with the diesel. I would truly love to see them succeed with this initiative. Make mine a wagon with a manual please. I'd finally give up my 2002 WRX Sport Wagon for one of those...
Wonder if I can convince my uncle to take one of these over a new Jetta when his 2008's (third) transmission grenades itself... Great news, this will definitely be another car I can look at in a few years.
TAKE MY MONEY! European reviewers and some of the American journalists who've sampled this engine have quite positive things to say. Plus, the output is much better than the Passat TDI's which IMO is too low. Hopefully this will convince VW to offer the higher output version of the 2.0 TDI in North America. Sign me up for this beauty though!