2014 Mazda6 to Get Larger 2.5L Skyactiv Engine

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2014 Mazda6 to Get Larger 2.5L Skyactiv Engine

When the 2014 Mazda 6 launches into the mid-size sedan segment it’s expected to be offered with two all-new powertrains, including a long-rumored diesel, as well as a larger displacement Skyactiv gasoline engine.

According to details provided by a tipster, the new Mazda6 sedan was recently shown to Mazda dealers in Chicago with engine details. The Skyactiv-D diesel engine will be offered as an option, marking the first time a diesel engine will come equipped in a Japanese car in North America. While no details have yet been provided on the Skyactiv-D powertrain, it’s expected to deliver around 165-hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. An on-sale date of October 2013 is planned.

While the weight of the 2014 Mazda6 is set to be around 3,000 lbs, even then the brand’s new Skyactiv-G gasoline 2.0-liter engine is likely to be underpowered for such a large vehicle, which in the CX-5 makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. This issue will be solved with a new 2.5-liter version of that motor,which should make over 170 hp and torque.

That very engine is then also scheduled to be offered as an optional motor in the CX-5.

  • Kn

    omg mazda.  just announce when and if the diesel will come to NA and the transmissions!!  if not soon i’ll buy the bmw 3 series diesel or a vw!

  • JO

    Go ahead and get the VW with it’s legendary unreliability and $200.00 oil changes-have to remove subframe

  • Stephen Annavi

    is beautiful ‘”papa”……

  • Mike

    Nice 1014 Mazda 6. But what will I get for a trade in for my 2009 Mazda 6 S GT? 
    It cost me $32,000.00 
    I will have to keep my 2009 until 2016. I put 12,000 miles a year on it. Won’t get a 
    decent trade in unless I keep it longer. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6JLXAILVOKDXKXCTQKKYBUOYAY lisa

    It depends on what state you live in mike. At the dealership I work at we priced our 2014 really reasonable and price our customer trades even higher than others. interested? message me at isabellyemmi@yahoo.com

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