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#1 The Only MTS

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:56 PM

Mazda has officially unveiled the new Mazda6 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The all new Mazda6 comes in three different body variants including a sedan, wagon and a hatchback. Totally redesigned the new Mazda6 looks a lot more aggressive and measures 65mm longer, 15mm wider, 5mm taller with a 50mm longer wheelbase.

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A new 2.5 liter gasoline engine has been developed replacing the previous 2.3 liter unit. The MZR 2.5 produces 167 horsepower. Also available are the existing 1.8 and 2.0 liter gasoline engines and the MZR-CD 2.0 turbo diesel for the Euro folks


Zoom-Zoom evolution is the concept behind the all - new Mazda 6. Along with enhanced environmental and safety performance, the car has a more emphatic Mazda character in its design, dynamic performance, packaging and craftsmanship. Mazda adopted the following key values to embody the development concept:

Key Value One - Emotional and Sporty Design

An engaging styling and dynamic performance creates a sense of delight and kizuna - a Japanese word that implies strong emotional ties such as those found between people - when the owner looks at or drives the Mazda 6. Its captivating, sporty styling connects with the driver emotionally. It is also 65 mm longer, 15 mm wider, 5 mm taller, with a 50 mm longer wheelbase (sedan and hatchback) for more room on the inside and one of the widest boot openings in the segment, that makes the new Mazda 6 a delight to use on a daily basis.

Key Value Two - Exclusive Experience

Exquisite craftsmanship enhances the emotional connection between the customer and the car, adding to the delight of ownership. Exquisite and high quality craftsmanship makes drivers and passengers feel good. On the outside, body gaps are greatly reduced for a look of solid quality and on the inside higher quality materials are introduced for a greatly improved premium feel. And of course the Mazda 6 is supremely comfortable, with space and features for relaxed confidence.

Key Value Three - Insightful Package

The balance of good looks and versatile packaging brings delight to daily driving. Superb balance between engaging, sporty styling and a comfortable space. Simple, easy to use, well-thought out driver interfaces and storage space. This includes an evolution of Mazda's Karakuri rear seat system for the hatchback and estate. Besides delivering one- touch seat-drop function from a latch in the boot panel, the system now includes an all-new boot tonneau cover for the estate that automatically moves up when the rear liftgate is opened.

Driving Dynamics

The development theme for the Mazda 6's dynamics was "driving performance that creates oneness between the car and driver. " This was realized by an emotionally appealing, sporty performance feel, plus handling and brake performance that respond accurately to the driver's intentions. This was achieved by a series of new features including a new, six-point mounting system for the high- mount double wishbone front suspension , the use of electric power assisted steering for a more rigid steering feel with less transmission of disturbance from the road, lowering of the car's coefficient of drag (Cd) to 0.27 (down from 0.30) for the sedan and hatchback, and to Cd 0.28 (down from 0.32) for the estate, and by reducing vehicle weight despite the new Mazda 6's larger dimensions . The solid sense of security created by the confident, predictable handling is central to the Zoom-Zoom evolution concept embodied in new Mazda 6.

Enhanced Engine Line-Up

A new 2.5-litre petrol engine has been developed from the previous 2.3-litre unit. The MZR 2.5 has a bigger bore and a longer stroke, plus freer-flowing intake and exhaust ports which together improve low and mid-range torque by 10 percent. Power is 170 PS. Also available are the existing 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol engines and the MZR-CD 2.0 turbo diesel, carried over from the previous Mazda 6.

Safety

Improving running, turning and stopping achieves stress- free driving performance that gives the driver predictable control of the vehicle, so every Mazda 6 driver will be in a safe frame of mind. Besides Mazda's state-of-the-art active safety systems - including large disc brakes, ABS, dynamic stability control (DSC), electronic traction control (TCS) and brake assist (standard in Europe) - and a passive safety package with Mazda's stiff and strong Triple-H body shell and six airbags (standard in Europe), there are further features to help the Mazda 6 avoid an accident or protect its occupants if an accident is unavoidable. These include Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), parking sensor, an extensive field of vision, Mazda's first active head restraints , crushable brake and clutch pedals and extensive pedestrian protection measures.


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BHR has not learned that driving a milly can also be fun........he still thinks it can't tow, remember?


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


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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:55 PM

Dammit!

I need to learn how to drive a stick.
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#3 The Only MTS

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 09:17 AM

That could be a gender issue... shifty.gif they will sadly sell them in 'boringmatic' also.
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BHR has not learned that driving a milly can also be fun........he still thinks it can't tow, remember?


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


#4 Bad Kitty

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:06 PM

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 08:59 AM

Just do it.... the best I ever did with my ex-wife.... was drive somewhere, get out of the car... and told her to find her own way home with the car. Because I could not be there while she ground the shit out of the gears, and she could not drive well knowing someone was watching. So I explained the basics, went over it a few times, drove to a parking lot (empty) about 10 miles from home... got a friend to pick me up... and left her their with the car. Worked perfect, she was mad for about a day, and then it sunk in... and thanked me for it.
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BHR has not learned that driving a milly can also be fun........he still thinks it can't tow, remember?


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


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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:03 PM

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:53 AM

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:52 PM

I went to the Mazda Dealership in Athens, GA and drove the top of the line Mazda 6, with the LED tail lamps and xenon headlamps, it drives good, but the steering is very tight, the BOSE sound system is great, and the A/C will freeze your butt off. It however does not drive like the Millenia. I guess nothing will. Just an update. It was very nice though. It beeps when you lock and unlock, and it has a push button start, and the xenon headlamps turn when you turn. A nice feature by the way.
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#9 The Only MTS

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:48 PM

Just saw one the other day in Montreal. Along with 2 GTRs one black and one red...
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QUOTE(Saint @ Oct 14 2008, 12:26 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Frankzao @ Oct 13 2008, 09:06 PM) View Post

BHR has not learned that driving a milly can also be fun........he still thinks it can't tow, remember?


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