Rumors of a rear-wheel-travel system with inline-six engines from Mazda have been swirling all over for several years but the official announcement was produced only not long ago. Soon after disclosing ideas to launch RWD motor vehicles with 3.-liter gasoline and 3.3-liter diesel powertrains, the Zoom-Zoom organization is finally all set to chat specs. Nonetheless, for the time getting, we are going to have to settle for these of the oil-burner.
Devoid of further ado, the conventional SKYACTIV-D 3.3 develops 228 horsepower (170 kilowatts) in between 4,000 rpm and 4,200 rpm. The complete amount of torque, 500 Newton-meters (369 pound-feet), is attainable from a small 1,500 rpm till 3,000 rpm. Then there’s an e-SKYACTIV D variant of the very same diesel motor, but with a mild-hybrid setup baked in. It bumps output to 251 hp (187 kW) at 3,750 rpm although torque rises to 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm to 2,400 rpm.
The straight-six diesel works with an 8-velocity automatic transmission sending energy to each axles in the recently produced CX-60 SUV that weighs all over 1,900 kilograms (4,189 pounds). The diesel-fueled SUV will do to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.3 seconds right before reaching a top pace of 137 mph (220 km/h).
Technological specs for the 3.-liter gasoline engine have not been offered, but at minimum we can compare the diesel with the now exposed 2.5-liter plug-in hybrid design. It combines a by natural means aspirated 4-cylinder gasoline mill with an electric motor for a total output of 323 hp (241 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) at 4,000 rpm.
As predicted, the CX-60 PHEV model weighs substantially a lot more thanks to the included hardware, at close to 2,050 kg (4,519 lbs). Inspite of carrying close to an further 150 kg (331 lbs), the gasoline-electric SUV does the dash in 5.8 seconds or 1.5s quicker than the diesel many thanks to its electric raise. Flat out, it reaches 124 mph (200 km/h).
Enjoyable fact – the PHEV product has a perfect 50:50 pounds distribution while the diesel is a little bit nose-heavy, at 55:45. The plug-in hybrid product with its electrical motor is also an AWD-only affair with an eight-pace automated and will come. It features a 17.8-kWh battery pack for up to 39 miles (63 km) of electric variety in the WLTP put together cycle.
As you likely have read, the world wide CX-60 will be sold in the United States as a widebody CX-70. Mazda is also setting up a a few-row CX-80 for intercontinental markets, joined by a CX-90 for the US. They are going to all be arriving in just the upcoming two decades.