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2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6

2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6
2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6 Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R:215/45 R18
Driveline:All Wheel Drive
Type:Inline-4, Turbocharged
Displacement cu in (cc):138 (2261)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:274(204) / 5500
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:280(380) / 3000
Redline at RPM:6700
Length Width Height in:186.8 70.1 56.3
Weight lb (kg):3589 (1629)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:5.4 - Source: Car&Driver
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):19/25 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6 - $27,995 (last update: 3/27/2007)

Mazdaspeed6: The Fastest, Best-Handling Mazda Sedan Ever

Boasting a unique 2.3-liter direct-injection turbo-charged four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a high-tech Active Torque-Split All-Wheel Drive system, the Mazdaspeed6 has all the performance and passion of a specialist rally replica, but with the refinement of a luxury sedan. There's no need to buy earplugs and hire a chiropractor every time you go for a drive.

Mazda's Zoom-Zoom philosophy is applied to every aspect of the Mazdaspeed6 from a subtly aggressive bodykit to a cabin that's been created especially for the sporting driver.

But the Mazdaspeed6 is not just about speed. As befits a top-of-the-line model, the Mazdaspeed6 offers a host of creature comforts that the "rally replicas" could only hope for, such as comfortable and supportive seats with optionally available leather trim, a six-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system with an optional BOSE audio system featuring a six-disc CD changer, standard xenon headlights, and optionally available moonroof and DVD-based navigation system.

Mazdaspeed6 Magic

Mazda has always been a powerplant pioneer. The 13B RENESIS rotary unit in the sensational RX-8 is the world's only production rotary engine and now the Mazdaspeed6 launches with a boundary-breaking engine of its own.

The all-aluminum 2.3-liter in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve engine in the Mazdaspeed6 is one of the first direct-injection, turbocharged, gasoline engines available in North America. Mazda uses the moniker Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) to describe the engine. And this is just the first of a number of planned applications for this powerplant.

The 2.3-liter DISI engine produces 274 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque at just 3,000 rpm. With the turbo spinning so eagerly, there's torque on tap at very low revs, giving the Mazdaspeed6 amazing in-gear acceleration. And the benefits of the DISI technology, coupled with a fast-spinning turbocharger, further support the original promise of Mazdaspeed6 being true to the original MAZDA 6 concept.

A Close-ratio Six-speed Transmission

A close-ratio, slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission is fitted and really encourages the Mazdaspeed6 driver to explore this car's performance. The extremely small transmission employs triple cone synchronizers - which minimize shift effort - for first, second and third gears, with a double cone synchronizer for fourth gear, allowing for smooth up and downshifts. Brass synchronizers were chosen on select gears to minimize shift balking and maximize feel.

Eye-catching Style

From the front, the most immediately attention-grabbing feature is the new grille and headlights. Headlight buckets receive a dark grey tint for a more aggressive look and feel, and fog lights are moved into the lower bumper area. Front fenders are aggressively flared to clear the larger wheels and send a powerful message. The hood is bulged in order to clear the intercooler mounted on top of the engine, and cleverly integrates a hood scoop to feed cold outside air to the engine - again , no boy-racer speed "tricks" here.

New black cloth sports seats are designed to hold driver and passenger tightly in place when exploring the Mazdaspeed6 's serious cornering capability. An alloy pedal set has the benefits of saving weight, looking race-ready and providing enhanced feel for the driver. Scuff plates with stainless steel inserts are fitted on the door sills, and the instrument panel has a unique carbon-fiber-look trim. The door handles are chrome-plated and the power window switches are silver to add to the sporty feel of the cabin. Auto-up and -down operation for all four windows is standard - and the first time such a system has been fitted on a Mazda in the U.S.

The Mazdaspeed6 comes in two levels of trim: Sport and Grand Touring.

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