The new generation of Mazda engines with 6 cylinders in line finally discovers the details about its gasoline variant, however we have a surprise and not a good one. It will be in the Mazda CX-60 where the 6 in line will be released, engines that will be available in Europe from 2023 Both in diesel and gasoline version. And although we already knew the details of the diesel versions, today we are going to discover that the benefits of the 3.3 Skyactiv-X 6-cylinder engine will not be as spectacular as expected.
It has been in the Australian market where we have been able to see for the first time the details of the new Skyactiv-X 6-cylinder engine. This engine with 3.3 liters of displacement will develop a maximum power of 280 hp between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 450 Nm between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm. Taking into account the cylinder capacity, the declared maximum power is striking, a figure that we can consider modest considering that Today it is easy to find 2.0 Turbo engines capable of moving around 300 hp on the market.existing cases like that of AMG where it is possible to far exceed 400 hp.
3.3 liters and 6 cylinders for only 280 CV of power in exchange for a low consumption?
To put this gasoline engine in context, we must bear in mind that Mazda’s new 6 inline also has an alternative 3.3 turbodiesel capable of reaching 254 hp and 550 Nm, in addition to a plug-in hybrid variant of 327 hp and 500 Nm based on a 2.5 naturally aspirated four-cylinder. But if we look further into the Mazda range internationally, we also discover from the existence of a 2.5 Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine capable of developing 250 hp and 433 Nma variant that unfortunately is not marketed in Europe.
Therefore, although we will still have to wait a few weeks to find out the final homologation figures for the new 3.3 Skyactiv-X 6-cylinder for Europe, the data in Australia already tells us that this gasoline engine will not be a propellant that stands out for its power. . Having said that, where this propellant could stand out is in efficiency, since we know that Mazda has designed this new generation of engines to meet the new Euro 7 regulations without problems. The combination of a new generation of the Skyactiv-X system, together with a more advanced 48-volt micro-hybrid system, will allow very tight consumption to be achieved, something that in fact the diesel variants have already shown by homologating low-cycle WLTP consumption and emission records really low.