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Mazda looks to expand diesel engine availability with coming version its flagship sedan

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda6, Performance, Technology on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 2:45 pm
A photo of the SKYACTIV®-D badge used on diesel-powered Mazda vehicles.

Will any Mazda cars offer a diesel engine?

There has been a lot of news, rumors and speculation about the future of Mazda engine platforms. Our team of Bert Ogden Mazda in Edinberg product experts have been wading through so much information that we missed a very big clue to something that seems to more based in reality. When the automaker announced they would be bringing a new power plant option to the Mazda CX-5 Signature, a few of the smarter people around us asked, ‘Will any Mazda cars offer a diesel?’ After taking a peek around Mazda’s website, we found our answer. Yes, it appears that Mazda will be eventually offering a diesel engine option on the Mazda6 sedan. Let’s take a few guesses at what we might see.

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It shouldn’t be a huge surprise that a coming version of the Mazda6 will feature a diesel engine. After all, the Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 have shared a common base powertrain for a while now. By making this efficient technology available on the automaker’s most popular sedan chassis, Mazda is rededicating itself to a portion of the automotive industry that has been put out to pasture by many other vehicle manufacturers.

How much power will the Mazda6 diesel engine make?

We haven’t found any confirmed numbers for horsepower, torque or fuel economy for a diesel-powered Mazda6. However, it seems more than reasonable to expect the sedan engine to be on par with what the Mazda CX-5 produces. The Signature version of the Mazda CX-5 with the SKYACTIV®-D engine will make 168 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Also, the diesel version of the Mazda CX-5 is reported to be able to record 27 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

A front right quarter photo of the Mazda6 parked on the side of the road.

It is well within the realm of possibility that a SKYACTIV®-D-equipped Mazda6 could match, or even slightly exceed these numbers.

If you’d like to take a closer look at anything Bert Ogden Mazda has available at its showroom, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.

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