We now know the exact outputs of the Mazda CX-60’s six-cylinder diesel engine that could be coming to Australia
The 3.3-litre six-cylinder diesel engine produces up to 170kW of power and 500Nm of torque, according to automotive website CarScoops.
The healthy outputs further confirm the likelihood of a turbocharger being fitted to the diesel option but an electric version will also be offered that uses a 48-volt mild hybrid system to boost output to 187kW/550Nm.
Both engines will be paired to an eight-speed automatic that feels power to a standard all-wheel-drive system in the current global specification.
For this 48-volt mild hybrid system, it will produce 187kW/550Nm, which, for reference, is in similar territory to the BMW X3 xDrive30d’s turbo diesel straight-six that makes 195kW/620Nm.
With the hybrid system assisting the 3.3-litre diesel straight-six engine, the CX-60 will accelerate to 100km/h in 7.3 seconds and will hit a top speed of 220km/h.
The Mazda CX-60 will be a more upmarket and luxury alternative to the rest of the Mazda family and will compete against luxury six-cylinder diesel competitors such as the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 (210kW/620Nm) .
Based on Mazda’s Large Product Architecture, the CX-60 will be the first of four new models to be launched including the larger CX-70, CX-80 and CX-90.
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Officially, the six cylinder petrol engine outputs have not been revealed yet, but this is expected to be revealed in the coming months.
Chasing Cars has already estimated that the 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine – which will not be turbocharged – will produce around 230kW/350Nm.
Mazda has said that the larger displacement engine has removed the need for forced induction and that the straight-six will achieve the same fuel efficiency as the smaller four-cylinder Skyactiv X engine.
For those wanting even more punch for their money, a 2.5-litre petrol engine paired with a 100kW electric motor will make total outputs of 241kW/500Nm, making the CX-60 the most powerful production Mazda ever produced.
While prices for this new SUV are yet to be released, Chasing Cars estimates that the new CX-60 could start at around $70,000 here in Australia for lower grade specification. Higher-end luxury grades could command a premium of up to $80,000 or more depending on different factors such as specification and options.
Mazda has positioned this car to directly compete with European luxury brands such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Although Chasing Cars haven’t driven the new car yet, it’s very likely that the new CX-60 will be the most luxurious Mazda yet.
The Mazda CX-60 will likely launch in Australia during the fourth quarter of 2022 if all goes to plan.
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