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Mazda finally replaces its original Six diesel with a new oil-burning mid-sizer

2 Dec 2008

The second-generation Mazda6 diesel is the most powerful diesel in its class, and Mazda plans to build on the notion of good performance tied to good economy that the Mazda designed and built engine offers. There may be those who believe that diesel is a dirty word as far as performance is concerned, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that the Mazda6 diesel is more powerful than its petrol sibling - and more powerful than any of its competitors. With the Mazda6’s good looks and excellent dynamics, the new diesel overlays a thick, sweet layer of syrupy torque and great economy. In fact, it's more fuel-efficient than Mazda’s own small car, the Mazda2.

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Model release date: 1 December 2008 to 1 March 2010

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GG Mazda6 diesel

Released: October 2006
Ended: January 2008
Family Tree: Mazda6

The first-generation Mazda6 diesel arrived in October 2006, some four years after the petrol Six first landed and a year after the first facelift was applied to the model. It arrived in hatch and wagon guises, and like its successor was only offered with a six-speed manual transmission. It delivered 105kW of power at 3500rpm and 360Nm of torque at 2000rpm, and came priced at $35,205 and $38,090 for the wagon and hatch respectively.

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