Mazda has revealed teaser images of its refreshed Mazda6 which is set to offer a turbocharged engine in the updated sedan.
Ready for its debut at the Los Angeles motor show on November 29, the model will be available with an updated version of the car’s current 2.5-litre engine as well as the turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder motor currently available in the Mazda CX-9 family SUV.
It’s the first time Mazda has turbocharged its mid-size sedan since the 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged Mazda6 MPS was launched just over ten years ago.
While the Japanese maker has not released full specifications surrounding the car, it says the turbo motor offers “torque on par with a 4.0-litre V8”, lending the sedan “effortless performance”.
The unit produces 170kW of power and 420Nm of torque in the CX-9, which should make for spritely performance and is similar to the older turbo Mazda6’s 190kW and 380Nm of power, though not as free revving.
It is not yet known if the new force-fed sedan will continue to deliver power through the front-wheels or implement an all-wheel drive layout like the manual-only MPS received.
Mazda also added a cylinder deactivation system to the non-turbocharged standard engine, improving its fuel economy.
Carefully cropped images presented by the brand show a restyled front end that takes inspiration from the latest CX-5, featuring tapering chrome edges along the lower edges of its headlamps.
On the inside, the updated Mazda6 brings a reworked cabin featuring ornamental Japanese Sen wood along with improved safety features in top-line models.
A 360-degree camera features on the high-grade Atenza, along with an updated active cruise control system capable of handling stop-start traffic without driver intervention.
TMR will be on the floor at the LA Auto show later this month to bring all of the latest motor news.
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