2009 Mazda6: first specs (North America)
Adapted for the U.S. market, the 2009 Mazda6 doesn’t even come close to the sporty and energetic appearance of the European Mazda6, but, having considerably larger body, the North American version has a more powerful engine option as well.
Available only as a four-door sedan, the 2009 Mazda6 will be motivated by a 2.5-liter inline four-pot from the European version of the car or a 273hp 3.7-liter V6 engine borrowed from much heavier Mazda CX-9 seven-seater crossover SUV.
The four-cylinder engine will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode. The V6 will come only with the already mentioned automatic gearbox.
The car will come to dealerships near you in August with prices starting just under $20,000.
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