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2009 Mazda6

carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
Rumors about this car is it will more interior room than the current model. It will have a 263 HP V6 engine and its shape of the exterior body will resemble the Mercedes Benz E-Class.
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  • d_hyperd_hyper Posts: 130
    All I've seen so far is a stretched version of the current car, which can be a way for Mazda to fool spies. I really don't want it to grow, though beyond an inch in each direction.
  • The car doesn't have to grow much, but the leg room in the backseat is way too small for this class. It's my only complaint about the current 6.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    "I really don't want it to grow, though beyond an inch in each direction."

    I don't think in inch in each direction is going to cut it in this segment. They need about 2-3 more inches in the backseat than the current model has in order compete with the Japanese Big 3 mid-size offerings. The current 6 is just not a big seller. As a matter fact the 3 outsells the 6. THe CX-7 almost outsold the 6 last month.

    As far as my wish list for the 08 6 it needs a little better quality of interior materials than the current model has.
  • arumagearumage Posts: 922
    The size is supposed to be relatively similar to the Ford Fusion, although the 6 gets a more powerful engine. It probably gets the same Aisin transmission the new CX-9 uses, which from what I've heard, is a good thing.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Well, the current Mazda6 get's the Japanese transmission (manual and auto). I would not look for that to change.

    I have heard of them also producing a 2.5L I-4. Hopefully around 175hp?
  • d_hyperd_hyper Posts: 130
    Do you happen to know if Hatch / Wagon stays? Thanks.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Too early to tell. I would think at least the 5-door will stay.
  • d_hyperd_hyper Posts: 130
    So it seems. I hear AWD will become available (in Europe it is an option already). It looks to grow 5-7 inches in length. Also, since spy-photos are from US, does it mean we'll get a different car than the rest of the world?! I think only US drivers could complain about car's size. Honda Accord (TSX in US) is even smaller. Oh, too much analysis...
  • d_hyperd_hyper Posts: 130
    Dear host, this forum keeps disappearing from Mazda6 list quite often. I didn't figure out why, but it is hidden more often then not. Thanks.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    How much power in the 2008' Mazdaspeed6 suppose to make ????

    Rocky
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    New 3 and 6 models should appear in 2008 as 2009 models.

    Don Romano, President of Mazda Canada

    http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/news,view.spy?artid=75558&pg=1
  • la4meadla4mead Posts: 347
    Thanks for the news. I hope the 6 hatchback and wagon body styles survive in the U.S. It would be a shame if they try to go too "mainstream" like so many other makes.
  • d_hyperd_hyper Posts: 130
    The text is in Russian, but you may scroll through the pictures using ">>" button http://www.gazeta.ru/auto/2007/02/28_a_1423358.shtml
  • qddaveqddave Posts: 164
    Just got my new Motor Trend today. There's a small snippet on pg 22 in the "We Hear" section about the new Mazda 6. All three body styles remain, rear headroom is sacrificed for styling, fenders take on a CX-7 flair and a new 2.5L 4-cyl.

    Compare the taillights of the CX-9 to these new spy pics and you can guess what the 6's will look like, 'cept for the smaller clear reverse element.

    As for the headlights, take a look at the CX-9's then notice where the black camo tape is on the 6's.

    Should be a killer car.

    Dave
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    The Detroit news had a photo of the 09 Mazda 6. I'm upset 09 Mazda 6? I thought an 08 6 would be out in September at the same time probably a new Honda Accord would come out. A new Altima has come out already, and a new Camry has already come out already as well. I'm hoping a new a new 09 6 comes out for early 08 release and not a september 09 release.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    "Just got my new Motor Trend today. There's a small snippet on pg 22 in the "We Hear" section about the new Mazda 6. All three body styles remain, rear headroom is sacrificed for styling, fenders take on a CX-7 flair and a new 2.5L 4-cyl."

    Rear room is sacrificed? Thats not good the 6 needs to have close near the head room that the Accord, Altima, and Camry have in order to compete competitively in this class. Remember headroom or a lack there of was one of the reasons why people didn't buy a current generation 6.

    I'm surprised all 3 body styles are going to remain for a next generation 6 since the wagon didn;t sell very well in my opinion.

    "Compare the taillights of the CX-9 to these new spy pics and you can guess what the 6's will look like, 'cept for the smaller clear reverse element."

    The Headlights are going to look like the CX-9's great the new 6 will even have a greater resemblance to the Camry than it already has. I;m being sarcastic but serious at the same time wiuth my following comment.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I'm hoping a new a new 09 6 comes out for early 08 release and not a september 09 release.

    I think it is planned to be out in spring of '08 as an '09 model.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Thats not good the 6 needs to have close near the head room that the Accord, Altima, and Camry

    According to CR measurements, the current Mazda6 has same rear headroom as Camry LE and 1 inch less than Accord EX or Camry XLE. How close is "close"...to me it is pretty close already.

    Not sure why rear headroom apparently varies with trim level in Camry and Accord, though :confuse: .
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Look for this car to be a 2008 model. It should debut at an auto show in the late summer.

    Expect the car to be here late fall.

    I wonder how much power the 2.5L will put out. I am hoping for at least 175hp, and 160 lb-ft.
  • Odds are since the the 3.5V6 has yet to be matched to a manual in any viehicle( as far as i know) i wouldn;t be surprised that the V6 manual option will dissapear for 08 which will be a shame since this is supposed to be a company that buids cars with the "zoom zoom" attitude. guess i'll have to stick around for the SPEED6
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I highly doubt that the 5-speed manual will be tossed for the 3.5L V6. If anything, Mazda can use the 6-speed manual they have, currently matted to the more powerful 2.3L MZR Turbo. So, they do have a tranny that can take the power...
  • d_hyperd_hyper Posts: 130
    Sweet. Set it as a background - we'll see if it grows on me. It's also reported by our humble Edmonds.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I set it as my desk top yesterday. I like it. I would just like to see how the whole thing looks. It will be showcased in about a month.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    The front of the 08 6 looks like a 07 Nissan Altima but it also has a resemblance to the 04+ Mazda 3(in the grille) and the CX-7(headlights) but I just don;t how close in resemblance the 08 6 looks like a 07 Altima from the front view.
  • 99tcamry99tcamry Posts: 15
    I posted this in the sedans 2.0 section. However, it's an artist rendering. What do you think?

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/6070730.001/new-mazda6-latest-artists-renderings
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    it has an uncanny resemblance to the new accord sedan, just smoothed around the edges.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    it looks ok but it doesn't look as sleek as the current 6 but sedan buyers want understated exterior styling so I guess Mazda had to dumb down the looks of the 08 6 from its current model. I would definately buy the 08 6 over the 08 Accord though.

    I got upset though when that poster on Worlcars.com said that they miss the days of the Millenia, 929, and MX-6 and said its too bad Ford owns Mazda well the current 6 didn't really sell well so Mazda had to do something else I guess from my viewpoint. Why do people always say when Mazda makes a mistakes or they don't like something that Mazda does they say well too bad their owned by Ford. However, I still don;t like the front of the 08 6 though and the grille needs some work in my opinion on the 08 6 it looks like a mess(the grille.)
  • 99tcamry99tcamry Posts: 15
    I hope the back of the new 6 doesn't have that dumpy look that Avalons have. From that one picture it looked Avalon/Solaraish. I guess we'll have to see when the final pics come out. I also hope Mazda keeps the sport grille. I prefer that on current 6's as opposed to the mesh grille.
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