It will feature 48V mild-hybrid technology.
The straight-six will produce 280 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
Mazda is on the cusp of launching a barrage of new SUVs globally. In fact, we’re already experiencing turnover with the recent introductions of the CX-30 and CX-50. Other markets are receiving the new CX-60, which will not come to North America, and with it, a new boosted I6 engine.
It is this new mill that will potentially be offered with future Mazda products sold here. Its coming has been the subject of speculation for the better part of four years, if not longer. Now, based on CarExpert’s report, we have a few details concerning the new straight-6. It is said that it will produce 280 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque thanks to a combination of turbocharging, 3.3 litres of displacement, and 48V mild-hybrid technology. The engine will possibly be mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission fitted with a multi-plate clutch with an integrated electric motor/generator instead of a torque converter.
Although the CX-60 is a done deal for numerous markets such as Australia and Europe, North America will likely see the new engine in SUVs such as the anticipated CX-70 and CX-90.
A spokesperson for Mazda Australia said: “The inline-six petrol specifications for the CX-70 and CX-90 in North America will be shared at a later date.”