The 2011 Mazda 6 is the facelifted Mazda that replaces the mid-sized petrol engine of the original model with a 2.0-litre MZR DISI petrol that is more fuel-efficient, livelier and faster. This high-revving direct-injection petrol produces a maximum output of 114 kW/155 PS at 6,200 rpm and 193 Nm of maximum torque at 4,500 rpm.
For the Standard-Power diesel, the Mazda 6 facelift offers a great combination of lively power and low fuel consumption. To achieve this, torque was increased by reducing the outlet diameter of the turbocharger’s turbine impeller even further (from 41.5 mm to 32 mm), thereby reducing turbine inertia by approximately 51%, and by reducing the outer diameter of the compressor impeller itself from 57 mm to 47 mm, thereby increasing torque by 30 Nm in the 1,400 rpm to 2,400 rpm range.
At the top of the range, the Mazda 6 facelift offers an updated Sports Grade model – for all body styles. Special features unique to the Sports Grade include a larger brand symbol in the front grille with body colored wing-shaped mouldings extending side ways, a new headlamp design that holds the newswivel – type adaptive front lighting system, wing-shaped position lamps, silver coating for the facelift’s new fog lamp bezels, rear combination lamps have clear inner lenses and LEDs.
Customers can choose between Mazda’s precise-shifting six-speed manual transmission – with higher third, fourth and sixth gear ratios for fuel efficiency at higher speeds – or a new five-speed Activematic automatic gearbox with manual shift mode.