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Mazda announces in-line six-cylinder diesel engine for Mazda CX-60

6 July 2022

In 2023, Mazda will add an all-new e-Skyactiv D diesel engine to the Mazda CX-60 line-up in Europe, joining the PHEV CX-60, which is already available to order. The diesel engine is a part of Mazda’s ‘Multi-Solution Approach’, that offers different products and technologies—including more efficient internal combustion engines and a wide range of electrified powertrains, that best suit the local market and society’s demand for sustainability, the company said.

The new diesel powertrain that will make its debut in the CX-60 is a Mazda first—a 3.3-liter in-line six-cylinder e-Skyactiv D diesel engine that features Distribution-Controlled Partially Premixed Compression Ignition (DCPCI) Technology. This advanced combustion technology makes the new e-Skyactiv D unit one of the most efficient diesel engines in the world, achieving a thermal efficiency of over 40%, according to Mazda.

Developed using the ‘right sizing’ concept which optimizes displacement to improve both fuel and power efficiency, the all-new 3,283 cm3 longitudinally installed common-rail electric direct injection six-cylinder e-Skyactiv D unit will be offered with a choice of two power outputs: 200 hp (147 kW) with rear-wheel drive and 254 hp (187 kW) with Mazda i-Activ AWD (all-wheel drive).

Featuring a new 48V Mazda M Hybrid Boost system, the new diesel engine combines high output with excellent fuel economy. The 254 hp e-Skyactiv D accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 7.4 s and returns a WLTP average fuel consumption of 5.3 l/100 km (44.4 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 137 g/km. The 200 hp variant returns a WLTP average fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km (48.0 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 127 g/km.

The in-line six-cylinder configuration produces less vibration due to its characteristic ‘perfect balance’. The engine’s high torque delivery gives the CX-60 a 2,500 kg trailer weight towing capacity, while as a result of its lightweight construction, the engine weighs similar to the 2.2-liter Mazda Skyactiv D four-cylinder diesel engine used in the Mazda CX-5, which helps handling balance.

An in-line straight-six 3.0-liter e-Skyactiv gasoline engine will join the e-Skyactiv D and e-Skyactiv PHEV to complete the Mazda CX-60 powerplant line-up at a later date.

Mazda is also launching five new electrified models in the next three years that feature its multi-solution platform architecture. After 2025, the company will launch its brand new Skyactiv EV Scalable Architecture which will allow Mazda to efficiently build electric cars of all sizes using one common platform.

Source: Mazda