In 2003, the six is replaced by the Mazda 626.
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Experts agree that in the lines of the Mazda 6 can be traced the immortal design of the Mazda Xedos 9. She took from her predecessor a bright individual appearance and a unique combination of sporty style with a classic strict cut. From the Mazda MX 5, the new “six” received an uncompromising charge on speed.
The exterior of the Mazda 6 is bright, one might even say extravagant and, despite its impressive size, sporty. A prominent hood above the wings, a wedge-shaped front, a large slope of the windscreen and rear window, a high and short feed, all this gives a spacious car not a family, but a dynamic look.
Powerful bumper is a single unit with the front grille, and the black mesh, which closed air intakes only adds aggressiveness. Massive, with sharp corners, grille has found continuation in the lines of the hood and even in the front lamps. Wide and somewhat swollen wheel arches accommodated 17-inch wheels with low-profile tires 215/45.
The design of the Mazda 6 is a harmonious combination of classic elements of corporate identity and new pioneering ideas that surprisingly and vividly distinguish the car from the crowd. Athletic body contours and swollen wheel arches give the car a powerful and muscular appearance.
Smooth lines of the body, extended wheel arches and stunning optics are only part of what determines the uncompromising appearance of the Mazda 6. Optics Mazda 6 is unusual in that in one block arranged headlights low and high beam, fog lights, parking lights and turn signals.
There are three options for the body: a sedan, a hatchback and a sports wagon Mazda 6. Each of the three options is dynamic, elegant and functional.
If we talk about the sedan, then this is a middle class car with the highest level of performance. Modern, stylish and sporty design of the car is perfectly combined with a spacious, functional interior, as well as with a completely new range of engines.
Mazda 6 in the back of a hatchback - is universal in everything. The car combines functionality and comfort, and also has a convenient dashboard and a large selection of powerful engines.
The wagon completes the Mazda 6 line. A car with this body type offers everything you need. The car has a functional, versatile and spacious interior. The newest diesel engine and the availability of all-wheel drive (4WD) makes the Mazda 6 wagon a real pleasure to drive. In addition to the above, there is an excellent quality and high-quality finish with a sophisticated design.
The interior of the car meets the highest modern requirements. State-of-the-art materials in interior trim, high-quality plastic and light alloys, leather-covered steering wheel and gearshift shift knob define standard equipment regardless of body type.
The interior is not only stylish, but also comfortable. Laconic classic design, all the details are carefully traced and harmoniously linked with each other, and most of the panels are made of soft plastics with a pleasant texture. Leather on the seats, upholstery of the doors and the rim of the steering wheel unobtrusively emphasizes the solidity and sports motives of the interior. Convenient adjustment knobs, as well as cruise control and radio control located on the steering wheel, allow the driver not to be distracted from the road for a moment in order to make driving even safer.
The front seats due to the abundance of adjustments will satisfy any driver - if you wish, you can sit almost in sports low. All this sportiness in no way affects the convenience of second-row passengers. Six airbags (basic equipment), air conditioning or climate control, many compartments for storing small items will make the trip as comfortable and safe as possible.
The luggage compartment has a volume of 500 liters, which can be increased by partially or fully folding the rear seat backrest. Summarizing, you can add that the new sports image is not forced to sacrifice practicality.
One of five engines can be installed for each body variant: 1.8 l / 120 hp, 2.0 l / 141 hp, 2.3 l / 166 hp, 3.0 l / 222 hp, turbo diesel 2.0 l / 136 hp
Power units can work together with a mechanical box or with "automatic". We still offer sedans and hatchbacks with only four-cylinder engines of 1.8; 2.0 and 2.3 liters. The latter is found most often due to the use of modern technological advances, this engine is distinguished by high efficiency, clean exhaust and high dynamic performance.
Suspension: front front - double-lever, rear - multi-link.
Mazda engineers do not make any compromises when it comes to safety: the elements of active safety help the driver to be the master of the situation. But if the worst case scenario is inevitable, perfectly coordinated passive safety measures will provide the best protection for all passengers.
Salon Mazda6 received extremely rigid structure, which ensures the highest level of safety for all passengers, even in the most serious accident.
Mazda's patented impact distribution and absorption system (MAIDAS) with special crumpling zones at the front and rear removes impact energy from the cab, reducing the consequences of an accident for passengers.
In 2007, Mazda officially unveiled the second generation of the Mazda 6 in Frankfurt, which is intended to consolidate the success of its predecessor. The new model has become larger, more respectable and more comfortable. The manufacturer offers a choice of three body options: sedan, station wagon and hatchback. Compared with its predecessor, the "six" 2007 has grown significantly in size. Sedan and hatchback have become longer by 6.5 cm (4.75 m) and higher by 0.5 cm (1.44 m) (wagon - by 7.5 cm and 1 cm, respectively). The wheelbase was also increased and represented 2.725 m (+5 cm). Also, contrary to current trends, the car has become lighter than the previous generation model by an average of 35 kg.
Under the body hides the time-tested chassis of the predecessor, known for its sports habits. The main elements of the exterior are the headlights of the original shape, a wide grille and complex plastic front bumper with a lot of ventilation slots. The combination of smoothed shapes and wide wheel arches add to the appearance of dynamism.
As expected, there is nothing revolutionary in the cabin. The exterior of the car is made in a classic and even a bit conservative style. Salon is focused on the driver. The steering wheel is equipped with navigation keys, audio system, air conditioning and on-board computer. All basic information is reflected in the multi-functional display, which is located on the center console. Everything is strictly and stylishly - no frills. The internal space of the style of performance has become calmer. Smooth wooden inserts at the gear knob look stylish. On the dashboard "wells", distinguishing the salons of all Mazda cars, and instead of a dull gray-black plastic there were inserts in the color of platinum. The buttons on the center console are placed more logically and organically. On the right hand, the driver will now see the Start / Stop Engine button, which has already moved from the category of modern devices to the standard business class car. In addition to visible changes, the cabin has undergone other transformations, for example, the structure of the front seats has been changed, and the back row is equipped with a system that automatically pushes them forward when the button is pressed so that it is convenient to load things into the trunk.
As before, the range of power units consists of three gasoline engines (in Europe, a two-liter 140-strong turbodiesel is still offered). Completely new only one. The former flagship engine with a working volume of 2.3 liters was replaced by a more powerful and economical 2.5-liter 170-strong petrol "four". By the way, this power unit is paired only with a manual transmission. The two-liter engine almost without changes migrated to the new “six” from its predecessor, and the power remained the same - 147 hp But, according to the developers' assertions, it became noticeably more economical. This power unit is offered not only a six-speed manual gearbox, but also a five-speed automatic transmission. The base is considered a 1.8-liter 120-horsepower engine.
Chassis seriously reworked, equipped the car with an independent suspension on double parallel levers. The main innovation is the original electric power steering. Unlike other similar structures, the electric motor here does not act on the steering shaft, but directly on the rail. This scheme is well established itself on the coupe RX-8. Steering informative, but not very "sharp."
High level security. Basic equipment will include ABS, six airbags, brake assist, traction control, parking assistant and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control).
"Six" 2007 got rid of the main drawback of the predecessor - unimportant noise insulation. Even at high speed the cabin is very quiet. This is not only the merit of new sound-proof materials, but also excellent aerodynamics.
Basic equipment (which is now called "Direct") has become richer than its predecessor. It offers air conditioning, a full range of electronic security systems and alloy wheels. Options "Sport" includes bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels and audio system "Bose".
At the Geneva Motor Show in 2010, Mazda introduced an updated model. During the restyling exterior almost did not change, because initially it turned out so harmonious and successful.
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Designers walked a little through the lighting units: they slightly added freshness to the rear lights, made several new strokes in the shape of the headlights. They began to install new halogen and bi-xenon headlights, the latter being made in the adaptive version - they can rotate light beams at an angle of up to 15 °, as if “peering” into turns. A modified bumper, an updated grille and a new form of niches for protivotumanok made the car look more sporty and dynamic. "Turning" moved from the wings on the side mirrors. Enlarged emblem of the brand on the nose and new 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels complete the picture. The color range has been significantly expanded: instead of the previous six colors, ten are now offered immediately. Two colors were already on other models of the company (Graphite Mica and Black Mica), two more - Clear Water Blue Mica and Midnight Bronze Mica - new for Mazda.
There are no major changes in the interior. Of the most notable - a combined (leather / fabric) upholstery (looks quite stylish), chrome on the controls, new dashboard trim, a slightly larger information display, black edging of the “music” and climate unit and another three-spoke multifunction steering wheel. On the steering wheel appeared button "turning" on-board computer. The previous algorithm was very complicated and confusing, and now with one touch of a finger you can get all the important information (average and instant fuel consumption, mileage, current time, etc.). Significantly improved insulation.
2.5-liter engine producing 170 hp Now comes with both manual and 5-band automatic transmission. Previously offered exclusively with the "mechanics". The motor itself is not new, but it has been modernized, somewhat improving a number of parameters (including the level of harmful emissions, reduced by 3.8%). Not new and automatic transmission with the function of switching to manual mode. However, it was also finalized, equipping it with an optimized torque converter. These measures were designed to solve two problems: to reduce fuel consumption and improve dynamics. In addition, the 6-speed "mechanics" in combination with the 2.5-liter engine is only on the sedan, in the hatchback, this engine is only paired with the "automatic". As for the other options, there is still a 120-hp 1.8-liter unit (with a 5-speed manual transmission) and a 147-hp 2-liter engine, which can be aggregated as a 6-speed manual gearbox, and 5-band "automatic". It is noteworthy that in Europe the 147hp engine was replaced by a new 2.0-liter gasoline unit with direct fuel injection of the DISI series with a capacity of 153 hp. The main advantage of this engine is not to increase a few horses, but to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of harmful substances. With him a car to spend only 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers. Not available in our market and diesel versions. The heavy-fuel engine range consists of a 2.2-liter MZR-CD turbodiesel in three versions, with a maximum power of 129 to 180 horsepower. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are also significantly improved compared to last generation engine.
At the same time, the car’s handling has become better, the level of comfort has grown. Restyled "six" is more stable on the highway and cornering, which is strictly according to a given trajectory. With heavy braking, the car shows good road holding. The steering wheel has become more informative, its work clearly correlates with one or another mode of movement. In addition, the smoothness of the ride has increased, the Mazda 6 bumps on the roads and “speed bumps” run smoothly, most vibrations are extinguished.
The 2013 third-generation Mazda6 Sedan was officially unveiled at the 2012 Moscow International Motor Show. From now on, this model is positioned as the flagship company from Hiroshima. Mazda 6 2013 turned out to be a very beautiful car and, as it was promised by the automaker, it really is not much different from the Takeri concept, the look of which formed the basis of the exterior of the production car. The design is made in the corporate style of the company under the name Kodo - Soul of Motion (the soul of movement), which for the first time received its use on production machines in the compact crossover Mazda CX-5. Prior to this, the Japanese brand had followed the design of the “flow” of Nagare from Lawrence van den Acker (predecessor of Ikuo Maeda as Mazda’s chief designer).
In terms of its dimensions, the “six” of the third generation has surpassed its predecessor in all directions. The length of the sedan increased to 4 865 mm (+ 110 mm), the width is 1 840 mm (+ 45 mm), height - 1 460 mm (+ 20 mm). The size of the wheelbase increased by 105 mm - up to 2 830 mm. Ground clearance became less by 15 mm (up to 150 mm). All this has a positive impact on the free space for the driver and passengers. True, the amount of luggage in the Mazda6 2013 was reduced from 519 to 483 liters, but loading / unloading of things will be facilitated by a 32 mm wide luggage compartment.
Ideal smooth forms, elegant and at the same time somewhat aggressive design created in the spirit of the new time. The nose part looks more dynamic than ever. The grille protrudes as far as possible with respect to the head optics. The inner filling of lighting consists of bi-xenon headlights and LEDs (the prerogative of expensive versions). The profile has acquired a large number of muscles due to more advanced stamping, in addition, the slope of the rear roof pillar has grown significantly, and the rear optics now “intrude” more into the possession of the side of the body. The optics became already rougher, a larger number of broken lines appeared and, of course, there is such a fresh design element as a horizontal chrome molding on the trunk lid.
Salon is not made in such an emotional style as the exterior, but has become more solid and solid. The company notes that during the development of the interior, close attention was paid to trifles, and the finishing materials became more expensive and of higher quality. The shoulder-level salon has become wider by 20 mm, the increase in the back row for the legs of passengers was 43 mm. In the second row it is comfortable to sit, the sofa cushion has become longer, in the backs of the front seats there are deep grooves, decorated with soft material. The driver's seat - with excellent profile and expressive lateral support. Compact multifunction steering wheel.
The dominant place on the center console is occupied by the display of the multimedia system (the control joystick is located on the central tunnel) - the navigation system boasts the presence of the Russian language. Just below the block deflectors of the heating system, and then other control keys. Devices are traditionally recessed into the well - on the left is a tachometer, in the center is a speedometer, and on the right is a display with good animation.
Mazda6 2013 received the full range of SkyActiv technologies, including not only engines and transmissions, but also the chassis and body with an increased volume of high-strength steel content in it, this reduced the weight by 100 kg and increased the torsional rigidity by 30% compared to its predecessor. The body shows a good indicator of the coefficient of resistance to the oncoming flow Cx - 0.26.
In the Russian market, the Mazda 6 2013 will get two gasoline engines. The basic four-cylinder engine SKYACTIVE-G 2.0 develops 150 hp. (210 Nm), and the more powerful SKYACTIVE-G 2.5 produces 192 hp. and peak torque of 256 Nm at 3,250 rpm. Acceleration to 100 km / h with a two-liter engine takes 9.5 seconds, the maximum speed of 208 km / h. Fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 5.5 liters. A more powerful version accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.8 seconds. The maximum speed reaches 223 km / h. Both engines can be ordered in a pair with a 6-speed manual, and with a 6-band automatic. The start / stop system is included in the basic equipment. And the 2.5-liter engine is also equipped with the new i-ELOOP braking recovery system, which accumulates energy to supply power to various vehicle systems, thus saving fuel. In the European market, Mazda-6 2013 will also receive a 2.2-liter diesel engine SkyActiv-D with a capacity of 175 hp, coupled with an automatic transmission. Chassis: MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension.
A few words should be said about the implemented security measures. The security system fully protects passengers in full and partial collisions. Lateral blows are compensated by the Triple-H system. The cabin has a new passenger protection system using airbags, the front airbags are implemented as two-stage, and there are additional airbags on the side.
Engineers have taught the headlights of the car to look around the bend and switch from low beam to high beam and vice versa (if necessary), control the "dead zones", row length, slow down and stop without driver participation, though only at speeds up to 30 km / h.