Dynamic, agile and an impressively attractive look – the 2015 Mazda6 with a complete model of care with numerous technical innovations, state of the art equipment features, optical modifications and a redesigned interior with even more premium accents. The diesel engines are now even with a four-wheel drive.
Design: A stronger presence – these are the changes
Available as a sedan and wagon, affects the sharpened more expressive. A new three dimensions in the radiator grille with horizontal slats and concise expression of the new full-LED headlamps give the vehicle front of the Mazda flagship depending on equipment an even more modern appearance. Also new: an LED light signature in the taillights. Darker 19-inch aluminum wheels with high-gloss lacquer set new accents, while a more compact shark fin antenna emphasizes the stylish design of the Mazda6 station wagon.
Drive: now with all-wheel drive and low consumption
For the first time there are known from the Mazda CX-5 torque split all-wheel drive for the Mazda6 wagon. Two wheel drive versions, the Skyactiv-D 150 AWD (150 hp) with a 6-speed manual transmission and the Skyactiv-D 175 AWD (175 hp) with a 6-speed automatic transmission promise safe driving in all weather conditions and evaluate the character of the Mazda6 further on. Both 2.2-liter diesel engines Mazda offers further as a front-wheel drive variants.
The new Mazda6 Skyactiv-D 150 AWD station wagon has 150 hp at 4,500 r / min and a maximum torque of 380 Nm, available from 1800 to 2600 rev / min available. That’s enough for a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 201 km / h. The average fuel consumption of just 5.0 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, with CO2 emissions of 132 g corresponds / km.
Stronger the Mazda6 Skyactiv-D 175 AWD Wagon, which is available only in the Sports Line. This is what 175 hp at 4,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 420 Nm at 4,200 rev / min available. Thus, the classic sprint from 0, there is 100 km / h in 9.5 seconds. The top speed is at 209 km / h. The average consumption give the Japanese with 5.4 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers of (CO2 emissions 143 g / km).
In the program, three Skyactiv-G gasoline engine with 145 hp, 165 hp and 192 hp stay beyond. Power transmission is via a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The diesel models and the petrol in the highest equipment is also located the capacitor-based brake energy recovery system i-Poole on board.
i-Poole: How it works – Capacitors for lower fuel consumption
Instead of using such charged when downsizing small displacement engines, put the Japanese at a high compression, resulting in an impressive torque development in the lower and medium engine speed range as well as a clear fuel efficiency.
Even quicker and more effective: Mazda wants to be different for the reduction of fuel consumption in the braking energy recovery and puts them effective measure to be particularly clever. Instead, as usual, to work with batteries for energy storage, Mazda developed the world’s first passenger car brake energy recovery system that operates with a capacitor.
The capacitor is always charged with electric energy when the driver takes his foot off the accelerator or brakes. The capacitor can be, unlike conventional batteries, full charge in just a few seconds and can release the energy immediately, to operate the vehicle electrical systems and to relieve the internal combustion engine – otherwise fuel would be required to drive the components.
The fully charged capacitor can operate the electric vehicle systems, such as the air conditioning or the audio system, about one minute. This task is usually driven by a motor generator. So i-Poole effect especially on the reduction of the real consumption by up to 10 percent, as in the determination of normal usage the usual electric vehicle systems are off. The driver feels nothing of the process. Only display symbols alert the driver through the process.
Dynamics: new driving experience with further improvements
The driving experience in the new Mazda6 received a significant appreciation – in particular by a further increase of driving and noise comfort. This was achieved by modifications to the suspension, a sustained suppression and absorption of noise and vibration, and optimized seats. Mazda to around 10 percent to reduce the noise level in the interior on rough road surfaces and around 25 percent on highways managed.
The more comfortable driving experience can be combined with gasoline engine and automatic design even more individual: By pressing the new driving mode switch, the driver can use the transmission characteristics according sportier.
Interior: Still fine and to many Internet functions
Evaluates was also the interior, which underlines the premium character of the Mazda6 with new, high-quality materials, meticulous craftsmanship and detail redesigned cockpit. New on board are among other things an electric parking brake and the MZD-connect system that provides access to numerous Internet and social media functions via smartphone. Important driving-related information, including the current speed, route instructions of the 3D navigation system and warnings of the i-Activ Sense assistance systems, projected a new head-up display in the direct field of vision.
“MZD Connect” shows a lot of information of infotainment and communications system on the new 7-inch touch screen (17.8 inches measured diagonally). In addition, keep many mobile Internet functions move into the Mazda6, which provides access to the infotainment services Aha: internet radio with thousands of stations and podcasts, audio books and news. In addition, access to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the voice of received messages, posting audio messages, and more.
New materials such as vinyl siding and chrome trim raise the quality impression. Mazda also further developed the design of the dashboard and center console. The standard use of the new electric parking brake provides enhanced space and new storage facilities. The level of comfort on board the Mazda6 Mazda raised further to new equipment details. These include a seat heating for the rear seats and the now standard passenger seat height adjustment.
Security: Top-level wizard with even more
Was already to start in the spring of 2013, with numerous cutting-edge
Assistance systems equipped Mazda6 one of the leaders in its segment. Now Mazda builds the effective range of supportive driver assistance systems further. In threatens to leave the lane, the new active lane assist LAS (Lane Keep Assist System) in action, which warns the driver with vibrations in the steering wheel and steering assistance to help bring the vehicle back on track occurs.
In addition, the Mazda6 model year 2015 has the drowsiness detection DAA (Driver Attention Alert). The system monitors the driver’s behavior and asks him if necessary to insert a pause. New are beyond the adaptive all-LED headlights ALH (Adaptive LED Headlights) that illuminate the field of view at night optimally without dazzling other road users – the system to switch targeted individual LED light blocks, so that drivers can operate with continuous main beam light ,
Already known technologies and systems developed Mazda on. Thus, the extended city Emergency Brake Assist Plus detects SCBS R (Smart City Brake Support), prevents the rear-end collisions in city traffic or reduce their consequences, now when parking and maneuvering even vehicles behind the vehicle and the vehicle brakes when rapidly approaching automatically.
The advanced lane change assistant RVM (Rear Vehicle Monitoring) detects vehicles approaching on the adjacent lanes from behind or in the blind spot of the exterior mirrors. From the new parking aid RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert) also warns when reversing before intersecting traffic.
In addition, the Mazda 6 2015 continues to have the adaptive cruise control with radar-based cruise control MRCC (Mazda Radar Cruise Control) and the active brake intervention SBS (Smart Brake Support) – two known systems that can prevent collisions at highway speeds. If a collision can not avoid, at least the consequences of accidents and the risk of injury to the occupants can be reduced by these preventive security systems.
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