60 MPG Mazda6 diesel sedan, wagon unveiled in Paris
Mazda had previously announced that the all-new Mazda6 would debut at the Paris Motor Show this month. The unveil included something phenomenal..
The third-generation Mazda6 diesel would not only include the company's great new i-ELOOP brake regeneration system, but it would be capable of 60 miles per gallon by U.S. measurement standards.
The car will be available as both a sedan and a wagon (pictured here in European specification) and will have a full suite of Mazda's SKYACTIV technologies inlcuding i-stop (idle-stop system), i-ELOOP, chassis and powertrain efficiency improvements, and more. Two diesel and three gasoline engines will be offered in Europe for the car, each coupled to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission in this Mazda6.
Fuel consumption in the smaller of the two diesel engines will achieve 3.9 liters per 100 kilometers, which translates to 60mpg U.S., and CO2 emissions of only 104 g/km in the Euro combined cycle.
The i-ELOOP system, debuting in the Mazda6, is a new brake energy regeneration system which uses a supercapacitor instead of batteries or an expensive hybrid drive train to capture some of the kinetic energy of the vehicle's braking as electricity. This is then used to slowly feed back into the vehicle's battery and immediately power accessories and electrical components, which improves fuel economy by removing alternator weight.