3 and 6 models will have sub-100g/km models by 2015
26 March 2010

Mazda has announced a 'green revolution' that will result in all of its 3 and 6 models emitting below 120g/km of CO2 by 2015, and the cleanest falling below 100g/km.

If it achieves this goal, the Mazda 6 will be the first family car to have sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.

This equates to an average 30 per cent improvement in emissions and fuel consumption, which will be achieved using Mazda's new Skytech engine technology and lighter construction techniques.

This technology includes improved aerodynamics, retuned powertrains and the gradual introduction of technology such as i-stop, Mazda's equivalent of stop-start.

Mazda promises each new model it introduces will be at least 100kg lighter than the car it replaces.

The third strand of Mazda’s ‘green’ revolution features the introduction of a new six-speed automatic transmission that will deliver a further five percent fuel economy improvement

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26 March 2010

cool in 10 models time the cars will be anti-gravity...

this is the death of petrol only engines in 5 years time in mazdas 3 and 6 models.

26 March 2010

I'm sick to death of every manufacturer claiming "Green credentials"

Its all marketing BS

They should all be aiming to make more efficient cars anyway without all this crap

26 March 2010

This shows BMW up, people rave about BMW engineering etc and here you have Mazda smashing them and totally.

BMW will have to make the 1 and 3 series front wheel drive to compete, this new car they referenced is only the start.

But it goes to show just how quickly BMW tech is not just beaten but well beaten; the ultimate driving machine?....truth is, they have not been that for ages (years).

26 March 2010

[quote Autocar]If it achieves this goal, the Mazda 6 will be the first family car to have sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.[/quote]

The golf isn't a famly car then?

26 March 2010

other family cars below 100g/km, ample sized vehicles 5 doors for 2 adults and 2 or 3 children.

golf

polo

prius

ibiza

207

fiesta

focus

c3

A3

So after checking, this story is bullshit.

Lots of other new cars on the way that will also be under 99g/km.

i hate mazda.

26 March 2010

[quote Autocar]Mazda 6 will be the first family car to have sub-100g/km[/quote]

I think the author meant "D-sector", which is often refered to as a "family car".

Bit academic, agreed, because these industry sectors are getting increasingly blurred, but it's still some achievement to get a car of this size below the 100 g/km threshold. .

26 March 2010

[quote Richard H] Its all marketing BS[/quote]

So what?

If it's Marketing BS that locks manufacturers into an emissions war, as opposed to the cretinous German power war, then let them spout their BS.

And a car the car the size of a Mazda 6 with sub 100g/km is no mean feat - obviously most people are not fully awake yet - LP in Brighton excepted!

26 March 2010

Is it really a 'Green Revolution' to say that the 3 and 6 will be under 100g/km by 2015? That's 5 years away, in that time I would have thought that many car makers will have D-segment 6-sized cars under this level? BMW already have the 3 Series down to 109g/km - miles ahead of Mazda - where will that be in 5 years time? The Prius is a similar size too, maybe slightly smaller, but gets under 90g/km. So a bit mis-leading to say they will be first under 100 with the 6 - everyone else has 5 years to do it too - they just havent press released it 5 years in advance!

The point being made that this is all marketing BS, I have to say seems like total BS - the average emissions of cars are falling consistently, I know the obsession with CO2 is a bit one-sided and there are plenty of other emission issues to worry about, but on a simple level, the car I currently drive produces about 40g/km of CO2 less than the car I drove just 2 years ago yet has more power and is a similar size, maybe a bit bigger - maybe marketing had a hand in my choice, but so what if it did? I'm saving money and producing less CO2, where's the problem?

26 March 2010

[quote jd28]

Is it really a 'Green Revolution' to say that the 3 and 6 will be under 100g/km by 2015? That's 5 years away, in that time I would have thought that many car makers will have D-segment 6-sized cars under this level? BMW already have the 3 Series down to 109g/km - miles ahead of Mazda - where will that be in 5 years time? The Prius is a similar size too, maybe slightly smaller, but gets under 90g/km. So a bit mis-leading to say they will be first under 100 with the 6 - everyone else has 5 years to do it too - they just havent press released it 5 years in advance!

The point being made that this is all marketing BS, I have to say seems like total BS - the average emissions of cars are falling consistently, I know the obsession with CO2 is a bit one-sided and there are plenty of other emission issues to worry about, but on a simple level, the car I currently drive produces about 40g/km of CO2 less than the car I drove just 2 years ago yet has more power and is a similar size, maybe a bit bigger - maybe marketing had a hand in my choice, but so what if it did? I'm saving money and producing less CO2, where's the problem?

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You know, I sometimes wonder what is the 'hidden price' of surpressing CO2 emissions (hot air actually). Isn't it made at the expense of toxic exhausts which are off the agenda for the moment?

I'm sure that once the CO2 is no longer fashionable, greenpeace & Co will find a new threat to rave about. The good thing about all that though is increasing efficiency. I'm all for it as long as 'efficiency' does not come at a price of 'dynamics'.

26 March 2010

[quote LP in Brighton]

I think the author meant "D-sector", which is often refered to as a "family car".

[/quote] Are the Passat and Prius not "D-Sector"? They both have pretty much the same wheelbase and interior measurements to the Mazda. Passat hits just over 100g CO2 and the Prius just below, a full 5 years before Mazda. It doesn't seem terribly rigorous journalism to me.

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