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Old 11-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #1
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2018 Mazda6 gets the Turbo 2.5L SkyActiv-G

About damn time.

https://www.motoring.com.au/2018-mazda6-teased-109848/


American automotive blogs also share the same news.
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Finally! Glad as hell that I leased my current one, as I knew a more powerful engine was bound to happen sooner or later.
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Moms around the world will love it.
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Moms around the world will love it.
and you’ll still be stuck behind her putt-putting around ... unless she’s late for her hair appointment
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They'll have a potential buyer if the Mazda6 comes in AWD with the 2.5T. This may sway me away from going upmarket with the "premium" brands.
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I will definitely take a look at this now, but if it is AWD and the 2.5T I will be for sure buying one.
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Finally! They figured it out!

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Moms around the world will love it.
It's more for people who want lots of practicality and some fun as well, without having to buy a second fun car. Moms can have the NA 2.5L engines.

Also, for some reason I see a lot of old people driving new Mazdas recently... I thought they like Toyota more.
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Woot woot! Apparently its only for the North American market as well. Hopefully AWD comes with it, i'll even take RWD (in my dreams)
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the 3 and 6 don't have awd in the states even though it is offered elsewhere in the world. it would be a marketing shame if the 2.5t Mazda 6 was only available in the US and without awd
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it's funny I asked Mazda what new they were bringing to the LA Show besides the Kai and Vision Coupe and got silence. They were waiting to show this
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This is fantastic too bad I already have a slow *** 3! maybe I will trade up? Hopefully AWD comes along with the package that would be a godsend blessing 2.5 turbo AWD man..... I'm thinking of a build right now would be very nice!
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Now all they need to do is put it in the 3 and CX-5 while making the NA 2.5 available in the CX-3 and they'll have almost a full lineup.

Then, just dust off the RX-8 tooling and shoe-horn the 2.5T into that and it will be complete.
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I've read rumors that the turbo engine is only going to be available with AWD. Please please please be true....

Also if we could have the wagon too, that would be amazing.
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on Mazda's Facebook page there have been tons of questions about a wagon to which there were replies from Mazda saying "wagon details coming soon" and other variations.they've now deleted all of those. That probably means a 2.5t wagon for some markets like Europe but not the us. No such allusions or accidental answers about AWD...
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gah. All I want is a turbo AWD Mazda 6 wagon (or V6). GIVE IT TO ME MAZDA.
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a good refresh, with some technical novelties , but i'm waiting to 2020.

if Mazda will present a proper RWD sedan (TMS 2019?), i will consider seriously the purchase.

Otherwise, i will change brand. (with some regrets)
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gah. All I want is a turbo AWD Mazda 6 wagon (or V6). GIVE IT TO ME MAZDA.
Let me guess, you also want it in brown and a diesel, right?

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a good refresh, with some technical novelties , but i'm waiting to 2020.

if Mazda will present a proper RWD sedan (TMS 2019?), i will consider seriously the purchase.

Otherwise, i will change brand. (with some regrets)
My exact plan. The availability of AWD will be the ultimate decision maker for me with Mazda as a daily driver to replace my CX-5.

I am ready to appreciate a mature luxury car. The inflated price tag of a German is justified if Mazda can't bring more substance than just a well sorted interiors and exteriors.

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If Mazda doesn't deliver and you want a good, RWD sedan with north of 300 HP, the Infiniti G37/Q40/Q50 are a good choice.

Solid, well appointed, comfortable, handles well (yes, I autocrossed 2009 G37x sedan a few times, it was a hoot), and doesn't have the German reliability tax. You can get a CPO 2013 G37x Sedan for $19k or a CPO 2016 Q50 Premium for $22k. The only real downside is the lack of manual gearbox but those are starting to disappear from ze Germanz, too.

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gah. All I want is a turbo AWD Mazda 6 wagon (or V6). GIVE IT TO ME MAZDA.
A wagon awd turbo 6.. i would cry right there and then. I would trade in my mx5 RF right now for that.
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:42 PM   #22
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If Mazda doesn't deliver and you want a good, RWD sedan with north of 300 HP, the Infiniti G37/Q40/Q50 are a good choice.

Solid, well appointed, comfortable, handles well (yes, I autocrossed 2009 G37x sedan a few times, it was a hoot), and doesn't have the German reliability tax. You can get a CPO 2013 G37x Sedan for $19k or a CPO 2016 Q50 Premium for $22k. The only real downside is the lack of manual gearbox but those are starting to disappear from ze Germanz, too.
Meanwhile that makes complete sense for what I need, my previous Infiniti QX4 (with the VQ35) left a memorably poor experience for me not to consider one. That and the demographic of Infiniti G/Q owners in the NYC area. I cringe thinking of the douche-baggery, which is surprisingly worse than typical BMW 3 series owners. Don't get me wrong though, the idea crosses my mind every time I consider another vehicle.


On another note - pricing for the Kia Sting-sport-er-sedan-thing is released:
Stinger starts at $31,900
Stinger Premium starts at $37,100
GT starts at $38,350
GT1 starts at $43,250
GT2 starts at $49,200
All-wheel drive: $2,200

I will gladly pay the same amount for a RWD Mazda four door platform with equal straight line performance. I trust Mazda enough to get their interior and handling dynamics right.

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dare I ask for a manual?
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dare I ask for a manual?

Yup...they'd have to offer one on the Grand Touring for me to even consider this higher power version of the 6.
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Also noted that Mazda appears to be including Cylinder Deactivation 4-2 which has been available only on the Europe KF CX-5...

Also on the Mazda 6 Wagon, Australia has had it from the start and you guys realize it was a narrower body, part of the reason it did not go to USA then,...
The original Wagon was not made in the 'normal' width of the 6 Sedan, but from current GJ it is..
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