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.
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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.
The Mazda2 will soon offer a 1.5 liter SkyActiv diesel engine in the Japanese market that could top the MPG ratings chart.
It was a bold move by Mazda to ignore hybrid vehicles in favor of improvements to traditional combustion engines, but the gambit has paid off. Mazda has the most-efficient line of new cars in America, and when the next-generation of SkyActiv engines debuts around 2020, executives claim efficiency could climb another 30%.
We’ve talked at length about how awesome the all-new Mazda6 diesel race car is going to be, and finally the day has arrived when we get to see this ride in action. Video after the jump.
Later on this year, Mazda will try and stake a claim in the ever-growing market for diesel cars in the U.S. To help promote their all-new, 2014 Mazda6 with the available SkyActiv-D diesel engine, Mazda will be campaigning three of these clean diesel race cars. One of these sweet diesel racers was on display at the Mazda booth.
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.
Even though I have never owned a Mazda, I have always appreciated the plucky Japanese brand for its efforts to build driver-centric cars. The Miata is perhaps the best example of Mazda’s track heritage, and the new SkyActiv technology promises to blend performance with fuel economy, maintaining Mazda’s fun-to-drive dynamics.. Mazda has announced that it is entering its SkyActiv-D diesel engine into the newly announced Grand-Am GX class for the 2013 racing season.