Mazda Keen on Showcasing the Mazda6 at New York
|   Sunday, March 24, 2013
Mazda is ready to showcase the Mazda 5 2.2D Tourer at the New York Motor Show. The prototype of the vehicle was showcased last year and Mazda is finally ready to roll out the vehicle. The most crucial aspect about the Mazda 6 – as claimed by the Japanese car maker – is the automatic transmission system mated to the diesel engine. This comes as a shocking move considering the fact that although it improves performance, it reduces overall fuel efficiency.


Considering the current financial condition across the world, this might not be the time for raw power in a vehicle. However, Mazda is confident that the Mazda 6 will strike the right cords in the market. The prototype had been tested on the road and on the tracks and performed better than officials had hoped for. The six speed automatic transmission system has been introduced on the model and this is expected to be available for an extra £1000.

Considering the rise in fuel prices, this vehicle may not look viable and practical. However, engineers at Mazda are confident about the Mazda 6 performing well in the European and American markets. The good news about this vehicle is that, it is a standard performer and is quite smooth and refined.

The engine and transmission system is well responsive and the steering column has been well adjusted. The centrally placed balance on the vehicle enables the driver to control all the aspects of this vehicle efficiently and the car is easy to control. Body roll is absent while wheel spin has been minimized. The braking is better than its predecessor and this instills confidence in the heart of the driver.

Considering the overall fuel efficiency of 57.6 MPG, the manual unit could return 61.2 MPG. The Mazda 6 is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 MPH in 8.0 seconds and the acceleration is quite noticeable from behind the wheels. Overall CO2 emission is close to 121 g/km – decreased from 129 g/km – hence the Mazda 6 automatic is set to receive tax benefits.

The automatic transmission system however adds an extra 15 kg to the overall dry weight of the vehicle and this affects handling by a margin. The engine displaces 173 BHP along with 309 ft lb of torque which is sufficient for a driver to drive safely while feeling the thrill of driving. Mazda is quite skeptical about overall performance and the Mazda 6 reflects the best quality of engineering and material usage in its segment.

The standard 19 inch wheels look good on the Mazda 6 while enhancing performance and Mazda is offering 20 inch optional rims as well. The optional automatic transmission system works wonders for the vehicle while the manual transmission model is good according to its own features. Gear shifting does not require any additional effort and this car is great for daily commuting as well. Both versions of the Mazda 6 are efficient and popular in its own way and people could opt for either one without the fear of being robbed of mileage or performance.
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