The Mazda6 MPS | Part Three

Mazda6 MPS

Mazda Mazda6

New MZR 2.3 DISI TURBO Engine

The direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-litre engine was newly developed to create the unrivalled performance of high output, ample low-end to mid-range torque with linear torque characteristics for a sophisticated ride, as well as improved fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions that are kinder to the environment.

Introducing a direct injection system to the turbo engine combines with the advantages of the already powerful acceleration that is characteristic of turbo performance. Ample torque in the low and mid range deliver response that resembles that of a naturally aspirated engine, while also producing lower exhaust emissions. This next-generation power unit brings a new dimension to Zoom-Zoom performance that Mazda simply could not produce with a large displacement naturally aspirated engine.

  • Max. output 260ps at 6,000rpm (EU spec)
  • Max. torque 380Nm at 3,000rpm (EU spec)
  • Acceleration from 0-62mph: 6.6 seconds (Under Mazda test conditions)
  • Acceleration from 50-75mph: 5.3 seconds (Under Mazda test conditions)
  • Top speed of 150mph
  • Meets Euro Stage-IV emissions standard
Outstanding Performance and Ultimate Driving Pleasure

The primary development theme for the Mazda6 MPS was to create the ultimate Zoom-Zoom saloon by ideally balancing high performance and driving pleasure. This was the aim behind the adoption of the newly developed direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-litre engine with outstanding acceleration, yet excellent control throughout the power range and the all-new Active Torque Split All-Wheel Drive system. Additionally, particular attention was paid to developing the stiffness of body assemblies, suspension characteristics and brake performance to match the car's high power. These and other efforts result in what is the highest-performance saloon ever developed and built by Mazda.

Published 1 October 2004 Melanie Carter

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