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Mazda6 facelift with new look, engines and equipement

Mazda6 facelift for MY2006 - 4-drs sedan version

Mazda6 facelift for MY2006 - 4-dr sedan version

Mazda6 4-drs sedan - boot

Mazda6 in its 4-door sedan body version.

AutoPressNews, PR,
19 July 2005.

The second generation Mazda6 is due to hit showrooms this summer and builds on virtues that made the original Mazda6 so popular. The Mazda6 now has five improved engines optimized for power and low consumption - among them are two common-rail diesels with diesel particulate filter (DPF) standard, two new transmissions and an even more dynamic handling chassis.

All three body styles - Mazda6 sedan, Mazda6 Sport (hatchback) and the Mazda6 wagon - profit from these updates and make a great product even better.

Results of a large representative survey among Mazda6 customers conducted by Mazda in 2004 in the five largest European countries revealed that the car's exterior design is the primary criteria for purchase. For this reason, changes to the exterior of the original Mazda6, which has hardly aged over the last 3 years, are limited to rather subtle modifications. Among these are a grille that is now more deeply recessed and flatter with a honeycomb mesh pattern that replaces the diamond mesh of the outgoing model, dark tinted headlight bezels and tail lamp glass, as well as modified front and rear bumpers. Added to this are new 16, 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels (18-inch optional for the 2.3-litre petrol). Taken together, these design enhancements give the Mazda6 an even more dynamic appearance.

Mazda6 midsize sedan - MY2006

Sporty driving for a family car.

Modifications to the interior are more tangible compared to those on the outside of the car. New surface materials and softer upholstery for the door armrests combine with a newly-designed centre instrument panel to deliver high quality look and feel. The centre instrument panel has a new dark titanium surface (depending on grade), instead of the silver metallic of the outgoing model, with piano black radio knobs and switches that underscore the basic elegance of the cockpit. Even more functionality is provided by vertical interior door handles for the front and rear passengers. They make getting in and out of the car easier and give passengers better hold during sporty driving.

Mazda6 Estate (Wagon) version - MY 2006

Mazda6 Estate (Wagon) version - MY 2006

Mazda6 Estate (Wagon) version - MY 2006

Family Estate version.

Mazda6's traditional strengths, of course, are retained. These include ingenious Karakuri functionality for folding down the split rear seat bench (Mazda6 Sport and wagon). Named after traditional Japanese folding dolls, you simply pull on a lever on either side of the luggage compartment trim, which folds the rear seatback flat in one single motion, without having to first remove the headrests.

Five refined engines - two derivatives of an MZR-CD 2.0-litre common- rail diesel with DPF, along with three 16-valve MZR petrols with 1.8, 2.0 and 2.3-litre displacement - make up Mazda6 facelift's extensive engine portfolio. All engines offer equal or even more power and torque than their predecessors, with equal or lower combined fuel consumption.

The modified MZR-CD 2.0-litre turbo diesel achieves a Euro Stage IV emissions ranking and comes standard with a DPF system. Mazda offers this smooth-operating, four cylinder in two power derivatives. The Standard Power version produces 89 kW/121 PS power at 3,500 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Fuel consumption does not exceed 6.0 litres per 100 km. The High Power version is for 2 sportier-minded customers and produces 105 kW/143 PS at 3,500 and achieves a peak torque of 360 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The more powerful diesel derivative, which employs multi-stage injection of up to nine times per cycle, consumes only 6.0 litres of diesel per 100 km, thus using approximately half a litre less than its predecessor, while delivering more power and torque.

MZR 2.0-litre petrol now stronger and even more efficient

Mazda6 MY2006

Mazda's representative in the upper medium / D segment (midsize) cars.

Enhancing the engine line up are three petrol engines. While the 1.8-litre base engine remains unchanged except for an electronically controlled throttle valve, Mazda engineers carried out more modifications on the 2.0-litre aggregate. It produces 108 kW/147 PS at 6,500 and has a maximum torque of 184 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It has a variable intake system and sequential valve timing that ensure plenty of power throughout the engine speed range. An electronically controlled throttle valve and a dual muffler also have a positive effect on the performance of this engine.

The most powerful engine of the Mazda6 line up is the MZR 2.3-litre four cylinder petrol with 122 kW/166 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 207 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This spirited and, with two balancer shafts, low vibration engine propels the Mazda6 sedan to a top speed of 214 km/h while using 8.7 litres of fuel per 100 km.

Two newly-developed transmissions will be launched with the enhanced engines. Six-speed manual transmissions are standard for all models except the 1.8-litre petrol, which will retain the five-speed manual transmission. A five-speed automatic will be available for the 2.0-litre and 2.3-litre petrols, replacing the four-speed automatic of the predecessor.

With the introduction of new wheel and tyre combinations, the use of sound insulation material in 18 locations and additional body reinforcements; Mazda was able to lower onboard noise levels for the Mazda6 even further.

Extensive standard equipment package

Mazda6 facelit for MY2006

Mazda6 facelit for MY2006

Mazda6 facelit for MY2006

Mazda6 facelit for MY2006

Attractive details.

Even the 1.8-litre petrol and the 2.0-litre common-rail diesel with 89 kW/121 PS come standard with manual air conditioning, telescopic and height adjustable steering wheel, electric power windows at all four doors, a radio/CD unit with four speakers, remote central locking and six airbags. Dynamic stability control (DSC), electronic traction control and brake assist are either standard or optionally available (depending on market).

On higher grades (depending on market) climate control, onboard computer, leather steering wheel and shift lever, along with cruise control are available; as are (depending on market) a Bose« sound system with seven speakers and CD changer, heated seats, xenon headlights and semi-bucket seats in the front with even more leg and back support. Additionally available are 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels, an Advanced Keyless Entry and Start system using a "LogIn" Smart Card, electric adjustable leather seats with position memory function, electric sunroof, DVD navigation system, fog lights, automatic headlight function, rain sensor with automatic wiping and a Sports Appearance Package.

Mazda's best-selling model both in Europe and globally

In Europe, the Mazda6 model line up propelled Mazda to levels of success that many thought not possible. While total registrations at Mazda were at 163,000 in 2001, by the end of 2004 they had climbed to more than 265,000. The lion's share of this increase was contributed by the Mazda6, which Mazda registered almost 100,000 times in 2003, the car's first full year on the market, and which represented 43 percent of Mazda's total volume. In 2004, Mazda6 did not lose much of its popularity. It remained Mazda's best-selling model and achieved a segment share of 5.7 percent with nearly the same volume.

Globally, the company from Hiroshima had produced a total of 790,000 1st generation Mazda6s at its Hofu II plant by the end of May 2005, making the mid-sized model range the number one car in Mazda's product portfolio. It has also been well liked among automobile experts. In 59 countries (including Europe) the Mazda6 or Atenza (Japan) has won over 100 automobile awards to date.

Mazda6 Changes at a Glance

o New front grille and bumper design
o Refined rear bumper
o New dark chrome bezels for headlights and dark glass for taillights
o Newly-designed 16, 17 and optional 18-inch alloy wheels
o Optional Sports Appearance Package
o Interior with enhanced seat materials, thicker cushioning for door armrests
o Changed centre instrument panel with a darker surface and silver metallic moulding
o New radio controls with square buttons in piano black
o New bezels for the driver meter cluster

Mazda6 MY2006

Optional Keyless Entry and Start System with Smart Card "LogIn".

Functionality and Equipment (European specs, check in other specific markets)
o Semi-bucket front seats (depending on grade)
o Driver seat with seat position memory function for leather seats (optional)
o Vertical door handles (for front and rear passengers)
o Electric power windows front and rear
o Retractable key
o Global closing for all doors and windows
o Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System with Smart Card "LogIn" (optional)
o Radio/CD unit standard

o Improved 2.0-litre common-rail diesel in two power derivatives
o Diesel particulate filter (DPF) standard
o Enhanced petrol engines with 1.8, 2.0 and 2.3-litre displacement
o New six-speed manual transmissions (standard for all engines except 1.8-litre petrol)
o New five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode (optional for 2.0-litre and 2.3-litre petrols)

Chassis and Safety
o Additional body reinforcements (A and B-pillars, front subframe)
o Larger front ventilated discs and rear disc brakes for models with 18-inch wheels (optional for 2.3-litre petrol)
o Rain sensor with automatic wiping system (optional)
o Auto Light system (optional) for headlights; fog lights (depending on market and grade)
o Seatbelt reminder and indicator for rear seats

For additionl and/or market-specific information and prices, visit www.mazda.com

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