The Mazda6 is a car model of the middle class of the Japanese carmaker Mazda and was first at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show ( October 27 to November 7 2001) presents. In Japan, the model is referred to as Atenza. This naming is derived from the Italian word " attenzione ". It was the first model that has been associated with the Mazda advertising slogan " Zoom-Zoom " in conjunction. At the launch in Japan on 20 May 2002, the model reached 4000 orders within six days.

  • 2.1 facelift
  • 2.2 engines
  • 3.1 technology
  • 3.2 engines
  • 3.3 Motor Sport

6 (type GG/GY/GG1, 2002-2007)

Mazda6 Saloon ( 2002-2005)

The default internal name of the first Mazda6 is GG for the four-door notchback sedan and five-door hatchback ( " Sports ") and GY for the combination ( " sport wagon " ) and thus follows in the letters of the previous model Mazda 626/Capella ( GF / GW).

For Europe, Japan, Australia and parts of Asia for the Mazda6 is produced in Japanese factories in Hiroshima and Hōfu. In February 2002 the first Mazda6 for Europe rolled into Hōfu from the tape.

In European trading, the car was available in June 2002. Both Japan and Europe there were the Mazda6 from August 2002 as a four-wheel model.

In North America, the car was available in January 2003, with effect from 1 October 2002, the production at the Auto Alliance International - started off in Flat Rock (Michigan) (AAI a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Mazda Motor Corporation since 1992). Moreover, it is produced for the South African market in Bogotá ( Colombia). For the Chinese market, the production runs in Changchun ( Jilin Province ) at FAW Car Company Limited since March 2003.

By March 2006 about a million units were produced worldwide. No Mazda model before, this number reached in such a short time since its introduction.

Mazda6 Sport Kombi ( 2002-2005)

The car won over 120 awards and comparison tests, and among other things he was the first model to 100,000 km endurance test of the "Auto Bild" without error. In 2003, the Mazda6 won the second place as car of the year (behind the Renault Mégane ) and had already reached the world by November 2002 23 awards in 16 countries.


In June 2005, the series received ( now type GG1 and GY1 ) a facelift, which can be seen with a new front apron with silver trim, slightly modified grille and a subtle change to the rear bumper. Revised headlights and taillights, retouching in interior with new colors and fabrics, new exterior colors, revised (diesel ) engines (increased power with less consumption ) and 6 -speed manual transmission are among the other new features.

From September 2005, the diesel models were also fitted as standard with a maintenance-free particulate filter. In August 2006, upgraded version Mazda6 MPS appeared with all-wheel drive.

In August 2007, production of the first generation was terminated. The sequel was presented in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Mazda6 Sport ( 2005-2007)


6 (type GH, 2008-2012)

Mazda6 Sport Kombi ( 2008-2010)

The successor to the internal abbreviation GH follows the design of the new line of the second generation Mazda2 and grew in size only slightly. The official presentation took place in September 2007 at the IAA in Frankfurt.

At launch in February 2008, Mazda introduced first before the notchback and hatchback variant, the combination came in April 2008 at the dealership. In the United Arab Emirates, the new model under the name " Mazda6 Ultra " is offered. Here it is distributed only with the 3.7-liter V6 petrol engine.

The engines were revised slightly: so are petrol engines of 88 kW (120 hp) to 125 kW ( 170 hp) as well as several diesel with outputs of 92 kW ( 125 hp) to 136 kW (185 hp). Mazda sets lightweight construction strategy, which was begun with the Mazda2, continued. The new Mazda6 is supposed to be about 35 kg lighter than its predecessor, depending on the variant. For this reason, Mazda was able to improve fuel consumption by up to 12%. With the base petrol engine is a consumption of 6.8 l/100 km and with the diesel engine, a value of 5.6 l/100 km should be possible. With the version Exclusive and a lane change assistant ( RVM ) within the Touring package is also available.

The Mazda6 shares some components with the presented in the spring of 2007 Ford Mondeo. Classic platform sharing, as is common in other groups, but there is no Mazda, Ford and co. There are only individual components with one another, which is why the Mazda6 is the second generation to a greater extent on its predecessor rather than based on the Ford Mondeo.

Mazda6 Saloon ( 2008-2010)

Mazda6 Sport ( 2008-2010)


Mazda6 Sport Dynamic


In spring 2010, the Mazda6 received a subtle facelift. A new two-liter petrol engine was introduced, which leads to lower fuel consumption and also the emission standard Euro 5. Visually, among other things, headlights, grille and bumper have been modified at the front and rear.

At the end of 2012, production of the second generation was adjusted.

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Mazda6 sedan (2010-2012)

Mazda6 Sport Combi (2010-2012)


6 (type GJ, since 2012 )

Mazda6 Sport Combi ( since 2012 )

The third generation of the Mazda6 celebrated at the Moscow Motor Show in August 2012 as a saloon its world premiere. It is named after the CX- 5, the second model wearing Mazda Kodo new design line.

The market launch in Germany on 2 February 2013. Coinciding with the saloon appeared the wagon, but shorter than this fails. However, a growth in length compared to the second generation is available. The hatchback variant, however, was deleted without replacement. As a special feature Mazda offers the estate version for the first time at the same price as the sedan.

In addition to the body and the engines of the new Skyactiv technology, there are also many new technical features, including a City Emergency Brake Assist, which brakes the car automatically in case of danger, and low speed.

Also, Mazda introduces the so-called I- ELOOP system; This converts the kinetic energy of the vehicle during braking into electrical energy and stores it in a condenser. Then this energy on-board electronics is also available. Thus, the engine shall be unloaded and can use a higher portion of its power for propulsion, which simultaneously also has fuel-saving effects.

Mazda6 sedan (since 2012)


The engines of the third Mazda6 are aggregates of the new Skyactiv technology from Mazda. It come with two petrol engines and 2.5 liter (146, 165 and 192 hp ) engine capacity and a 2.2 - liter diesel engine in two power levels (150 and 175 hp). The body has grown significantly over its predecessor, as it only gives a model of the world - most recently another, larger version was offered in North America.


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Driving is on Continental Racing Slicks with 285/645 R18 (front ) and 305/645 R18 with BBS wheels. Braking is done with Alcon 355 mm (front) and 328 mm (rear).