2013 Mazda6 V6 Option Dropped for Skyactiv Four-Cylinder

2013 Mazda6 V6 Option Dropped for Skyactiv Four-Cylinder

The 2013 Mazda6 is going to debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, and when it does there will be no V6 engines in the product lineup.

The new Mazda6 is the second car in the Japanese automakers lineup that will fully embrace Skyactiv technologies, the first one being the CX-5. This means that there will be no V6 options for the Mazda6, at least initially, as a Mazda spokesman has said that maybe a new Skyactiv V6 is a possibility. Instead, the same 2.0 liter engine that powers the CX-5 will likely be the base motor for the new Mazda6, netting the car 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque.

Mazda has also announced that a diesel engine will be coming to North America, and they previewed this engine to us in the Takeri concept, which the new Mazda6 will be based on. Though the company did not confirm that the 6 will run with the Skyactiv-D engine, it is very likely.

[Source: Autoweek]

  • Just give us a boosted 6 for the S model and all will be fine. Better actually even. Skyactive efficiency/weight, great gas mileage, and 250+ HP from a boosted 4 sounds amazing (from a guy with an older Mazda6 V6/S that weighs hundreds of lbs more and only has 225HP). If Ford and Hyundai/Kia can do it with a boosted 4 Mazda definitely can!

  • TheNit

    Unless there is a “S model” as suggested by Gavin, it as a sad day. So much for zoom-zoom. I was about to consider a Mazda 6 (V6) over a A4 and the BMW 328, mostly for the trunk size and had read constantly how sporty this car was (not to mention cheaper). 150 hp, give me a break. 

  • Colum Wood

    Who knows… maybe a Turbo Skyactive 2.0 is coming!