From Mazda press: The MAZDA6 is a mid-size sedan that offers all the standards in its class like four-doors, five-passenger seating, interior roominess, comfort and convenience features and lots of cargo space. However, the MAZDA6 goes one step further by adding style, performance, technology and passion that no other vehicle in class can offer. Mazda simply calls that “Zoom-Zoom”.
For the 2011 model year, MAZDA6 is more fuel efficient and receives a new headlight and fog light design, as well as a new 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design. Touring Plus and Grand Touring models receive new side folding mirrors with turn signal lamps. The new 2011 MAZDA6’s styling is based on the sporty design of the current model, but these updates mean a clearer premium identity and more refined character. Inside, a new steering wheel design and premium trim accents on the center instrument panel greet the driver upon entry. Two new exterior colors are added for the 2011 model year – Ingot Silver and Techno White Pearl.
Mazda’s reputation for providing world-class powertrains – both engines and transmissions – is deeply rooted. Quick throttle response, strong acceleration, and outstanding flexibility are core to Mazda’s spirit. Guaranteeing that MAZDA6 customers enjoy the class-leading performance they expect, two engine choices are offered on the sedan. Both engine choices receive improved fuel economy for 2011.
A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is available, delivering 170 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Its peak torque of 167 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm tops nearly all competitors’ engines. EPA fuel economy is 22 city/31 hwy on automatic and 21 city/30 hwy on manual transmission.