The show floor hasn't quite opened yet, but crack Jalopnik operatives have dressed in our special trash can costume (a trash can with feet holes) and got photos that prove that Mazda's new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine will, in fact, be an option for the Mazda 6. This was widely speculated, and now we have proof it's going to happen.
The engine, the SKYACTIV-D, is a 2.2-liter "clean" diesel engine, making 310 lb-feet of torque. Or, if you want to go on some signage scraps seen by the car, a far more exciting 445 lb-ft of torque at 3600 RPM. Also available for the 2014 Mazda6 are 6-speed transmissions in both manual and auto flavors, the i-ELOOP regnerative braking system that sounds like a friendly alien pal's name, and, of course, "KODO Soul of Motion Design," which is at the top of any saavy car buyers list. Seriously, don't settle for Soul of Immobility-based designs. You're worth it.
Another diesel option in the US is very welcome, and I can see a diesel Mazda 6 Wagon being a really desirable car (hint hint Mazda). Hopefully we'll get to drive one soon.