The Paris Mondial de l’Automobile 2012, otherwise known as the Paris Motor Show is in its second day of Press events today before it opens to the public for September 29 through October 14. Yesterday Mazda was on hand for a press conference right around the lunch time hour to show off their all new Mazda6 Wagon and its twin, the Mazda6 sedan which came straight from Moscow. Of course there was plenty of hub-bub going on abou the Skyactiv efficiency technology as you would expect since that really is a big deal. More breaking news was about how these vehicles were able to lighten the load significantly over past versions.
The Mazda6 Wagon hosts a 2.2 liter Skyactiv Diesel engine with two power configurations for your choosing. These both are in compliance with Euro 6 emission standards, but without the burden urea injection. We know this engine will get 173 horsepower, which is a pretty fair amount for the type of vehicle being pulled. We don’t know what type of fuel economy to expect at this point though although the speculation is that the sedan will get around 43 highway miles per hour and the wagon will come close to that.
There will also be a direct injection gas 2.0 liter four cylinder engine for those who prefer this, but it takes the horses down to 148. However another direct injected engine will be available, at what we imagine at a higher price. This one is a 2.5 liter that will bring the horses up to 189 which will feel more comfortable to those who like a bit of power to their drive. Along with the engine choices, the Mazda6 Wagon will come with Mazda’s i-ELOOP brake regeneration system.
It wasn’t confirmed when the Mazda6 Wagon or Mazda6 2014 versions will join the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda MX-5, or Mazda CX-5 at the dealerships.