Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6 information:
Mazdaspeed Atenza, also known as Mazdaspeed6 in North America and Mazda 6 MPS in Europe, South Africa and Australia, is a high performance vehicle, which shares the same body as Mazda 6. Its production began in 2005 and only lasted for two years before being cancelled in 2007. It is a mid-sized vehicle, with a body style of a 4 door salon. It has a front engine and a four wheel drive. Mazdaspeed6 was among the first generation of Mazda 6 vehicles.
Mazdaspeed to Mazda is what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz, a division that offers high performance vehicles for its individual models. The company – Mazdaspeed, was created in 1967 and was called “Mazda Sports Corner” in the beginning, it worked as an independent racing team. It competed in a number of different events home and abroad, the most notably: 24 Hours Le Mans races in early 1980s.
Size & Design
Vehicles front bumper suggest that Mazdaspeed6 is a real powertrain. The upper grille serves as an air intake in order to cool the turbocharger inside the vehicle. Side skirts are flared. The back bumper has a diffuser and integrated tailpipes.
Vehicles size doesn’t differ much from regular Mazda 6, its wheelbase is 2,677 millimeters (105.3 inches), length it 4,690 millimeters (184,6 inches), width is 1,780 milimeters (70.1 inches) and the height is 1,430 millimeters (56.3 inches). As mentioned before, it doesn’t differ much from Mazda 6, except for the height of the vehicle, which is smaller by 10 millimeters. The body has been lowered a bit in order to achieve the best speeds and in order to give Mazdaspeed 6 a sportier handling, as Mazda says. The weight of the vehicle is 1,628 kilograms. As you can see from the specification is has plenty of room inside for children in the back; however taller adults might find the backseat a little tight. The seats in the back unfortunately cannot be folded, so it limits the size of the trunk a little, even though the trunk has a lot of space as it is.
Mazdaspeed 6 is equipped with sport bucket front seats, stainless steel scuff plates and gleaming alloy pedal set. The technology that is put inside the vehicle, is very easy to control, it is kept simple.
There’s a turbocharged version of the 2.3 liter MZR inline- four, four cylinder, engine built in. It has 270 horse power and 200 kilo watts. However, there are a number of different versions of this engine, for example the European version has a lowered, detuned engine power to 260 horse power and 191 kilo watts, in the other hand, the North American version, has an increased amount of horse power and kilo watts. It has 274 horse power and 204 kilo Watts, however the 2007 version of the North American Mazda Atenza or how it is call in North America Mazdaspeed6, it has 270 horse power and 200 kilo Watts. Mazdaspeed6 engine has direct fuel injections, which raises its standards to the new Euro 5 emission. The vehicle also has a 6 speed manual transmission and four wheel drive. The four wheel drive system is controlled by Mazda’s “Active Torque Split”, which is a computer based control, which can direct the needed power to the rear, if for example the driving condition is very difficult. The computer itself determines when the power needs to be direct to either front or the back of the vehicle. It also offers Sport and Snow modes. The engine built inside the vehicle allows Mazdaspeed6 reach 60 miles per hour in about 5.4 seconds. While driving the vehicle feels less understeer, with more precision then before, that allow the vehicle to overtake obstacles more easily. Even though the vehicle might look slow then it starts to move, however that quickly changes, because the acceleration that the engine offers is absolutely wonderful, so the vehicle quickly explodes into a high speed machine. Mazdaspeed 6 once again offers only manual transmission; it does not have an automatic transmission, a lot of customers were unsatisfied of this decision, to make this vehicle only available with a manual transmission.
Like Mazdaspeed3, Mazdaspeed6 also has two different trim levels, which are Mazdaspeed6 Sport and Mazdaspeed6 Grand Touring. The main difference between two trims is its interior: Mazdaspeed6 Sport has a cloth interior inside the vehicle, and the Mazdaspeed6 Grand Touring has a leather interior, however when compared to regular Mazda 6 there are very little difference between the vehicles, mainly because Mazda 6 was praised very highly for its interior, and deservedly so. Both versions of trims: Mazdaspeed6 Sport and Mazdaspeed6 Grand Touring are also equipped with xenon headlamps, automatic climate control and a BOSE stereo. Also Grand Touring has an option of having navigation, satellite radio, moonroof to be built in.
The vehicle is equipped with a four wheel drive and it has standard antilock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce distribution. The stability control is also up to standard, as well as the front side airbags. When there were done the crash tests by the government it received five starts out of the maximum six, in the front crash, however its scores were much lower in the other tests that were done. It only receive three stars for front occupant protection and four starts for the back occupants, however, the vehicles that were tested by the government, did not have airbags put inside the mazdaspeed6. Another organization also did tests with the Mazdaspeed6. The IIHS, which stands for, “Insurance Institute for Highway Safety” reached similar conclusions like the government that also tested the vehicle in the car crash test. In the front crash test, the vehicle, once again received the top rating, and was rated as “Good”. For its side safety, it received “Poor” from the “Insurance Institute for Highway Safety”, when the side-impact testing was done. Like the one done by the government, the IIHS also did not have any side airbags put inside the vehicle when the tests were done.
Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6 Images:
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Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6 modifications:
|All Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6 years|
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Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M) (2006 - 2007)
|29,925$||4||all wheel drive||4||70.1 x 186.8 x 56.3||4.9|
Sport 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M) (2006 - 2007)
|27,995$||4||all wheel drive||4||70.1 x 186.8 x 56.3||4.9|