To capture the intensity of the Takeri concept car, Mazda designers labored over the deep, vibrant color they named Soul Red. Then, rejecting the notion that Concours-quality paint couldn't be
offered on a mass production model, they introduced a new three-step painting process—two steps more elaborate than industry standards—emto bring a red unlike any other to the Mazda6.Then they turned to the alloy wheels. It's a general truth that the more stylish the alloy wheel, the less it will perform. But Mazda engineers, with absolute determination, tested and refined over 20 designs until they developed those now worn exclusively by Mazda6. The impressive 17- and 19-inch alloy profiles were designed with symmetrical contours and dynamic motion, yet engineered with a greater resistance to twisting forces and deformation. They're alloy wheels that look, handle and wear better. Like the technology above them, they perform.
Standard halogen headlights brightly illuminate the path ahead, or choose the available self-leveling Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and instant-on LED taillights for brighter, sharper light in all conditions. The available Adaptive Front-lighting System pivots the headlight beam based on speed and steering angle, while the available halogen fog lights help improve vision in inclement weather.
Mazda knows that a car is really about the driver and the experience behind the wheel. So we engineered the cockpit of the Mazda6 around you. It all begins when you slide into the luxurious driver's sport seat and fire up the engine with the Push Button Start. And with Mazda's newly available Commander Switch, you can control the available navigation system, sound system and Bluetooth®** phone and audio streaming conveniently from the center console.
Available heated sport seats are yet another factor to feeling completely connected with the Mazda6. Their shape and flexibility are engineered to nearly conform to your body, yet hold you in place when cornering. The rich leather-trimmed upholstery is so meticulously crafted that its perforated holes are spaced flawlessly to enhance not only the cabin's aesthetics, but its acoustics as well. And touches like contrast leather trim and elegant chrome accents add to the sophistication and luxury of the interior.
Mazda has partnered with TomTom, the industry leader in navigation systems, to bring you state-of-the-art navigation, so you'll always have the most efficient routes to your destinations. The available fully integrated in-dash system with a 5.8-inch touch-screen display features intuitive voice recognition, so you can keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Audio & Entertainment
Crisp, immersive sound is delivered through an available 11-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System with AudioPilot® ambient noise compensation technology. Connect your iPod®†† or other MP3 device with the standard USB audio input port or auxiliary-audio input jack. For even more tunes on the go, Mazda6 offers available HD Radio, Pandora® Internet radio connectivity and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.***
RPM. BPM. In Tune.
The new 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engine takes the technology of its 2.0L predecessor and pushes the boundaries of innovation even further. Mazda engineers increased its torque output to 185 lb-ft, which means you get more power transferred to your wheels for significantly better off-the-line and cornering performance—all without compromising fuel efficiency. Combine it with the ultra-responsive 6-speed SKYACTIV®-MT manual or the smooth 6-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive Sport automatic transmission, and you'll truly understand Mazda's philosophy of "car and driver as one."
Mazda engineers set their sights on the 10% of horsepower lost to powering sound systems, headlights and other electrical features. They developed technology called i-ELOOP that captures kinetic energy when you slow down. But unlike other less efficient systems that use a battery, they engineered one of the world's first regenerative braking systems to use a capacitor to store recaptured energy. As a result, more of the engine's horsepower can be focused on moving the wheels, resulting in a more powerful, more efficient automobile.
Chassis & Suspension
Handling is no small part of performance. It's the experience behind the wheel—the thread of communication between car, driver and road. This is at the core of Mazda's DNA, and that brisk feeling of responsiveness starts with the independent rear multilink suspension. It may be the best suspension in the automotive world, and when paired with the independent MacPherson strut front suspension and stabilizer bars, you get the ideal mixture of control, response and thrill.