The New Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer Go On Sale (2013)

Mazda6 Tourer (2013)
Mazda6 Tourer (2013)

The new Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer go on sale on the 25th January 2013 priced from £19,595 rising to £28,045.

The entry-level petrol Mazda6 starts £19,595 for the 2.0-litre 145ps Saloon SE, rising to £24,865 for the 2.0-litre 165ps Tourer Sport Nav. The diesel models start at £21,795 for the 2.2-litre 150ps Saloon SE through to £28,045 for the 2.2-litre 175ps Tourer Sport Nav Auto.

There is the option of SKYACTIV 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines with the choice of six-speed manual and automatic SKYACTIV transmissions. The powertrains includes two petrol engines and two diesels mated to six-speed automatic or manual transmissions. SKYACTIV-G petrol engines include the 2.0-litre 145ps and the 2.0-litre 165ps both producing 210Nm at 4,000rpm. SKYACTIV-D diesel engines include the 2.2-litre 150ps producing 380Nm at 1,800rpm to 2,600rpm and the 2.2-litre 175ps producing 420Nm at 2,000rpm.

The diesel 2.2-litre 150ps officially is capable of 67.3 mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 108 g/km. Yet will achieve 0-62 mph in 9.0 seconds and has a top speed of 131 mph. Which compares to the petrol 2.0-litre 145ps which records 61.4 mpg on the combined fuel cycle with CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.

The majority of the new Mazda6 range features the i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system. It claims to boost economy by up to 10 per cent, depending on driving conditions. There is also the 'i-stop' idle-stop system and SKYACTIV powertrains, chassis and body control, which promise to make the Mazda6 more engaging and rewarding to drive.

All-new Mazda6 SE-L and Sport models feature Smart City Brake Support (SCSB) which helped to score a significant drop in their insurance group rating - up to five groups lower for diesel-powered models and six groups lower for petrol-powered versions than the previous model.

Published : 21/01/13 Author : Staff

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