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Mazda CX-60 2022: inline-six diesel power figures revealed


We now know the exact outputs of the Mazda CX-60’s six-cylinder diesel engine that could be coming to Australia

Mazda has revealed to local press the engine outputs for the six-cylinder diesel engine at the announcement of the CX-60’s Japanese specification.

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.

The Mazda CX-60 will come with a variety of engines including petrol and diesel options

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. 

Read more about the Mazda CX-60 below:

What about the petrol engines?

Officially, the six cylinder petrol engine outputs have not been revealed yet, but this is expected to be revealed in the coming months.

The Mazda CX-60 sits on the Long Product Architecture platform

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. 

The interior will be a step up in quality to compete with BMW and Audi

How much will the CX-60 cost when it lands in Australia?

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.