2014 Mazda6 is here to change the mid-size sedan game

Following a little preview of the new Mazda6 wagon, the 2014 Mazda6 Sedan has finally made its web debut… and damn – it’s good looking.¬†Going from concept form with the debut of the Takeri Concept at the 2011 Tokyo Moor Show, the Mazda6 does its best to stay to the concept style, while becoming a practical mid-size family sedan.

Followed by the Mazda CX-5, the Mazda6 is the second vehicle from the brand to feature the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies.

Making its debut in Moscow, the Russian-spec Mazda6 is powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine that makes 134 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 155 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine can be mated to a SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission or SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. When the 2014 Mazda6 goes on sale in the U.S. early next year, it will be powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine (will also be available in the Russian market) that makes 189 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 189 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm.

While the 2014 Mazda6 is the second vehicle to get all the SKYACTIV technologies, it is the first to get the brand’s new ‘i-ELOOP,’ the world’s-first capacitor-based regenerative braking system. Mazda says that in real-world driving conditions, the i-ELOOP will improve fuel economy by up to 10 percent.

I personally can’t wait to test drive one of these.

– By: Omar Rana