The Mazda6 MPS | Part Two

Mazda6 MPS

Mazda Mazda6

Mazda’s top performing, best handling saloon

Mazda's own innovative technologies, including the newly developed direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-litre engine with maximum output of an estimated 260ps and all-new Active Torque Split All-Wheel Drive system, make the Mazda6 MPS the company's highest performance saloon.

Equally as important, the Mazda6 MPS also achieves a superior balance between high performance and everyday needs such as comfort, economy and overall value.

"Building on the highly acclaimed dynamic performance of the Mazda6, we set out to develop every aspect of handling, stability, acceleration and braking performance. The idea was to create a new balance between outstanding performance and driving pleasure," explained Program Manager Seiichi Ohmoto.

"All you have to do is take one look at the Mazda6 MPS, sit behind the wheel and press the accelerator to immediately understand the true spirit behind the product concept of sophistication and high performance."

Exterior Design

The striking lines of the Mazda6 are further accentuated in the Mazda MPS to create a look that conveys the vehicle’s dynamic performance and solidity.

Exterior highlights include:

  • A smooth yet powerful line that flows along the deep bonnet from the upper grille to emphasise the length of the front and hint at the high performance delivered by the turbocharged engine
  • The aerodynamic form of the front bumper and lower grille section portrays the car's high performance and amplifies its road-hugging image
  • A five-point upper grille section that also serves as the air intake for the engine's intercooler
  • Strong, sophisticated proportions derived from the flared side skirts
  • Confidently flared front and rear wheel arches that highlight the custom 18-inch aluminium wheels fitted with 215/45R18 tyres
  • An aerodynamic rear bumper with built-in diffuser for the integrated exhaust tailpipe, and a highly effective yet compact rear spoiler

The overall effect of the vehicle’s exterior design results in a tightly integrated and sophisticated look with a unique, fresh identity that leaves a confident and unforgettable impression.

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Published 1 October 2004 Melanie Carter

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