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#1 The Only MTS

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:25 PM

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After we brought you photos of a test-mule for the new Mazda 6 in summer last year, these are the very first shots of the real machine. We snapped the car testing in the Arctic winter of northern Scandinavia.

Based on a modified CD3 platform – know as CD3-2 – the 2008 Mazda 6 will be sharing the platform with the new Ford Mondeo. Down the line, the CD3-2 is also expected to be the platform for various other future models – including the Jaguar X Type replacement and new Volvo S60. Even though the car is still heavily disguised, it’s clear that the new Mazda 6 will become some 30 mm longer overall and a bit wider, too. On top, we can see clues showing the new front fascia, including honeycomb inserts in the air intakes, large projector-type headlamp clusters.

The 2008 Mazda 6 will be powered by Ford’s new 250-horsepower 3.5-liter “Cyclone” engine. Other engine offerings may include a 2.5-liter inline-4 powerplant, and all-wheel-drive will be a popular option on all Mazda 6 versions.

A hybrid model will eventually become available, using the same 2.5-liter hybrid engine as the American 2008 Ford Fusion. All three body styles, a sedan, hatchback and wagon, will be offered, as well as a Mazdaspeed for the 2009 model year.

Production will take place in Flat Rock, Michigan (for North American models), as well as Japan. Asian production should start in late 2007, whereas North American production is expected to begin in June of 2008.




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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:38 PM

hmm.gif Interesting. The Mondeo is just being released here; i might just book a testride just to get an impression of the ride.

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The engineers hoped to modify the boot lid in order to minimize wind resistance.The easiest method involved attaching
a rear spoiler, though that would detract from the vehicle's lines.
Alternatively, the lip of the lid could be enlarged, though that would require significant more work. Naturally, the team chose the second approach, and set to work in a wind tunnel lab in Miyoshi. A while later, they emerged with the hoped-for design, which was both aerodynamic and aesthetically pleasing...


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:40 PM

Let us know your opinion....
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Tow? He thinks it is made of sugar and melts in the rain :)


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:43 PM

laugh.gif Imagine me driving a Ford. laugh.gif
The engineers hoped to modify the boot lid in order to minimize wind resistance.The easiest method involved attaching
a rear spoiler, though that would detract from the vehicle's lines.
Alternatively, the lip of the lid could be enlarged, though that would require significant more work. Naturally, the team chose the second approach, and set to work in a wind tunnel lab in Miyoshi. A while later, they emerged with the hoped-for design, which was both aerodynamic and aesthetically pleasing...


2000 Xedos 9 2,5. Stock features: push-a-button retract mirrors, 1500 kg towing capasity, tranny cooler, rear swaybar, pollen filter, roof rack mounts.

Ported heads, knifeedged IM, dropin K&N with wheelwell airduct.


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:43 PM

Bahahahahaha.... unsure.gif is Dallas listening?
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Tow? He thinks it is made of sugar and melts in the rain :)


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:48 PM

He had better get used to it wink.gif

His car collection is just like a battery; one positive and one negative smartass.gif
The engineers hoped to modify the boot lid in order to minimize wind resistance.The easiest method involved attaching
a rear spoiler, though that would detract from the vehicle's lines.
Alternatively, the lip of the lid could be enlarged, though that would require significant more work. Naturally, the team chose the second approach, and set to work in a wind tunnel lab in Miyoshi. A while later, they emerged with the hoped-for design, which was both aerodynamic and aesthetically pleasing...


2000 Xedos 9 2,5. Stock features: push-a-button retract mirrors, 1500 kg towing capasity, tranny cooler, rear swaybar, pollen filter, roof rack mounts.

Ported heads, knifeedged IM, dropin K&N with wheelwell airduct.


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:57 PM

Bahahahaha
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Tow? He thinks it is made of sugar and melts in the rain :)


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 07:32 AM

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:09 AM

Yeah but a carplike Scorpio?
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Tow? He thinks it is made of sugar and melts in the rain :)


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:50 AM

Carpe diem.
The engineers hoped to modify the boot lid in order to minimize wind resistance.The easiest method involved attaching
a rear spoiler, though that would detract from the vehicle's lines.
Alternatively, the lip of the lid could be enlarged, though that would require significant more work. Naturally, the team chose the second approach, and set to work in a wind tunnel lab in Miyoshi. A while later, they emerged with the hoped-for design, which was both aerodynamic and aesthetically pleasing...


2000 Xedos 9 2,5. Stock features: push-a-button retract mirrors, 1500 kg towing capasity, tranny cooler, rear swaybar, pollen filter, roof rack mounts.

Ported heads, knifeedged IM, dropin K&N with wheelwell airduct.


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:57 AM

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Tow? He thinks it is made of sugar and melts in the rain :)


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:59 AM

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The engineers hoped to modify the boot lid in order to minimize wind resistance.The easiest method involved attaching
a rear spoiler, though that would detract from the vehicle's lines.
Alternatively, the lip of the lid could be enlarged, though that would require significant more work. Naturally, the team chose the second approach, and set to work in a wind tunnel lab in Miyoshi. A while later, they emerged with the hoped-for design, which was both aerodynamic and aesthetically pleasing...


2000 Xedos 9 2,5. Stock features: push-a-button retract mirrors, 1500 kg towing capasity, tranny cooler, rear swaybar, pollen filter, roof rack mounts.

Ported heads, knifeedged IM, dropin K&N with wheelwell airduct.


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:05 AM

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These ones were not bad wink.gif
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:06 AM

As far as looks are concerned wink.gif
The engineers hoped to modify the boot lid in order to minimize wind resistance.The easiest method involved attaching
a rear spoiler, though that would detract from the vehicle's lines.
Alternatively, the lip of the lid could be enlarged, though that would require significant more work. Naturally, the team chose the second approach, and set to work in a wind tunnel lab in Miyoshi. A while later, they emerged with the hoped-for design, which was both aerodynamic and aesthetically pleasing...


2000 Xedos 9 2,5. Stock features: push-a-button retract mirrors, 1500 kg towing capasity, tranny cooler, rear swaybar, pollen filter, roof rack mounts.

Ported heads, knifeedged IM, dropin K&N with wheelwell airduct.


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:41 AM

Much less carplike wink.gif
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:20 AM

Obviously, Dallas hasn't seen this thread.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:06 AM

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Latin name: Cyprinus carpio
2. fish of carp family: any fish of the carp family, which includes goldfish and koi.
Family: Cyprinidae


[14th century. Via French < late Latin carpa]


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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:17 AM

Fortunately there are now better pics anyway.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:16 PM

The Mazdaspeed 6 could definately use an exterior design. Compared to other cars on the market now...it looks dated. The interior layout of the car still looks sharp though. But Mazda should look into giving the car a layed out Nav display instead of the pop-out type. Another thing that would be nice is if Mazda would offer the car in with straight automatic transmission, and or an automated-clutch sequential-shift manual transmission.
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