The turbocharged 2018 Mazda 6 will likely be one of the best-value sporty sedans you can buy new. On Tuesday, we’ll be spending some time with the 250 horsepower four-door and the people who built it. So what do you want to know?
The updated 6 doesn’t look radically different, but its new boosted 2.5-liter engine is supposed to give the car the legs it always deserved. That engine will be the model’s premium option, rated at 250 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque on 93 octane gas. Interestingly, Mazda disclaims that the engine will only make 227 HP on 87 which is “regular” in most states. No word yet on what it will make on California’s 91 octane “premium.”
The new 6, or at least the top trim variant, is also supposed to be upmarket inside with fancier wood and leather than we’ve seen in the past.
For those who would rather have something simpler, a non-turbo 2.5-liter with 187 HP and 186 lb-ft (and an available manual transmission), will be available as well. The base car starts at very modest $21,950.
Mazda’s official launch event for the 2018 Mazda 6 is Tuesday, at which we’ll be able to speak with engineers and planners who brought the car to life. Afterwards, we’ll have one to ourselves for over a week so we should be able to dig into it pretty darn deeply.