Mazda 6 Diesel Delayed Until April 2014

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?

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Diesel Vehicle Options In U.S. Will Double In 2014

In response to gas prices that just won’t go down, automakers have responded with hybrids, electric, and compressed natural gas vehicles. But the gasoline alternative that stands to make the most gains in the next five years are diesels. Next year the number of diesel-powered vehicles set to go on sale will double, with Chrysler and Audi leading the way.

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Grand-Am Alt-Fuel GX Class Merging With GT Class In 2014

This weekend the Mazda6 Diesel became the first diesel-powered race car to win an event at the Indy Motor Speedway. Alas, that win comes with an asterisk, because the pair of factory-supported Mazda6 diesels competed against just one other car. It’s no surprise then that organizers are looking to fold the alt-fuel GX class into the more-competitive GT class next year.

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Mazda6 Diesel Is The First Diesel Car To Win In Indy

The Mazda6 Diesel race car is on a mission, and that mission is to win races and spread awareness of Mazda’s new 2.2 liter SkyActiv-D turbodiesel motor. With yesterday’s victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mazda6 Diesel raced its way into the history books as the first diesel-powered car to win a race at Indy.

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2014 Mazda 6 With i-Eloop Capable Of 40 MPG

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.

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Mazda 6 Diesel Racer Falls To Mechanical Woes At 24 Hours Of Daytona

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.

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