For two years now, Mazda has teased us with the promise of diesel engines that are both efficient, and worthy of the brand’s “Zoom-zoom” tagline. The Mazda6 diesel was supposed to go on last sale, but difficulties meeting American emissions standards and performance expectations has delayed the engine again and again. Mazda is having no […]
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France has put diesel cars in jeopardy with a huge increase in the tax on diesel fuel in a move to rid the country of cars that cause the most pollution.
Originally slated to debut in 2013, the Mazda6 diesel has been delayed automaker struggled to meet strict U.S. emissions standards. But it’s still coming!
Three Mazda6 diesels set the 24 hour average speed record for diesel powered production cars, averaging 137.368 MPH around the ATP test track in Germany.
The Mazda6 diesel has been delayed again, and will probably require a diesel aftertreatment in order to provide enough power and meet emissions regulatons.
Mazda has focused on improving the performance and efficiency of gasoline and diesel engines, though it might have hybrids in mind too.
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After Grand-Am’s merger with ALMS, some wondered if Mazda would racing. Well fear not, as Mazda has signed on with a pair of turbodiesel racers.
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Though Mazda has been slow to embrace any one alternative fuel technology, the small Japanese automaker has just rolled out three new green cars at the Tokyo Motor Show that embrace a diverse array of different fuel-saving, emissions-scrubbing technologies. The Mazda3 SkyActiv-CNG utilizes both gasoline and compressed natural gas in its high-compression 2.0 liter, four-cylinder […]
It was with great enthusiasm earlier this year that Mazda announced it would begin offering a 2.2 liter turbodiesel in the U.S. market 2014 Mazda 6 sedan. But instead of hitting dealerships later this year as planned, the diesel Mazdas have been delayed until late April. The official cause is emissions testing, but is there a more serious problem plaguing Mazda’s oil-burner?
With neither hybrid nor electric vehicles in their lineup, Mazda has sought to perfect internal combustion technology instead. To help assist the new SkyActiv engines though, Mazda has introduced its optional i-Eloop regenerative braking technology, which can boost the Mazda 6 fuel economy ratings to 28 city and 40 highway.
After its recent (though amicable) divorce from Ford, Mazda was left without a major technology partner, leaving it up to the small Japanese automaker to fend for itself. So how does a small car company tell the world about its awesome new turbodiesel sedan? Take it racing of course. Last weekend the Mazda6 Skyactiv-D diesel race car scored its first victory in the Grand Am series at Road Atlanta.
Utilizing a production-based car and engine, the Mazda 6 diesel is proof that you can have fast, efficient fun thanks to turbodiesel technology. This diesel Mazda race car uses a synthetic blend of smokeless diesel for competition, but a fueling system issue knocked the three racers out of competition just six hours into the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Modern turbodiesel engines are all the rave in Europe and the rest of the world, but these engines are only just starting to catch on in America. The new Mazda SkyActiv-D diesel engine is coming to U.S. shores next year, and to drum up excitement, Mazda is taking their little diesel to the race track.
When I first laid eyes on the Mazda6 wagon diesel, me (and most of the auto blogging world) were smitten with the looks, the options, and the infinite possibilities. Now that the Mazda6 diesel has made its official Paris Auto Show debut, we are getting some new details, including fuel economy figures that could be as high as 60 mpg on the U.S. standard.