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The Mazda6 Is Finally Getting A Turbocharger

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The beloved Mazda6, beautiful and elegantly styled as it is, needed a little more power in its currently generation. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder just didn’t give the car enough grunt. Now, it seems like Mazda’s flagship sedan will finally get some extra love in the form of a turbocharged engine.

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Mazda’s keeping the 2.5-liter engine and giving it cylinder deactivation. But it is also bringing the 2.5-liter direct-injected turbocharged engine, which debuted in the CX-9 crossover, over to the 6 lineup.

Mazda didn’t clarify what those power figures would look like, but if the outputs remain the same from the CX-9 (227 horsepower and a truly silly 310 lb-ft of torque) then I’d say we’re in good shape. The naturally aspirated engine had 184 hp on tap. Good, but could be better and now is.

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The new, turbocharged Mazda6 will be at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place later this month. We’ll check back with more information then.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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“The beloved Mazda6, beautiful and elegantly styled as it is”

I think it only stands out up to the A-Pillar, after that it’s pretty much your run- of-the-mill midsize sedan. The Fusion is suffering from the same problem, it’s like if all the design efforts were put on the front end and then they ran of time.

By all mean it’s not ugly, but it is excessively generic. Good that it is finally getting a decent engine to face the competition, but it might just a be too little too late.