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Mazda Bets Big on Diesel With Redesigned 2014 Mazda 6

Forbes -- While most other automakers are pursuing hybrids and electric vehicles as the way to a more fuel-efficient future, Mazda is focusing on diesel technology. It’s a critical decision as the Japanese automaker works to transform itself from an underdog into a market leader.

Mazda announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the U.S. version of its midsize 6 sedan, which got a major redesign for the 2014 model year, will offer a new diesel four-cylinder engine, in addition to a conventional four-cylinder gasoline engine.

Though Mazda was upstaged in L.A. by all the hype around Honda’s new Accord Plug-In Hybrid and electric cars from BMW, Chevrolet and Fiat, offering a diesel engine in the 2014 Mazda 6 marks a significant milestone for the company.


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Submitted Dec 01, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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manaknight14
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 1:50:04 PM

jethro5000 said: "Yesterday, I noticed that gas was $3.29 per gallon while diesel at the same station was $4.29. A dollar more??? Is diesel 30% more efficient???"

Actually, yes, it is.
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 10:14:21 AM

Personally, I don't see the advantage of a diesel. Sure, it'll get better MPG, but diesel is so much more expensive. Yesterday, I noticed that gas was $3.29 per gallon while diesel at the same station was $4.29. A dollar more??? Is diesel 30% more efficient???
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kenji554
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 8:58:21 AM

sweet. more diesel options.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 1:35:23 AM

diesels may make a comeback...
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:19:47 PM

Could be a costly mistake if they are wrong.
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dylan126
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 5:13:31 PM

ok
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335d1
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 12:09:40 PM

Go diesel!
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mustangdaver
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:37:40 AM

No thanks.

I just went on a 2300 mile trip in a Mazda 3. WORST SEATS EVER!

Mazda continues not to impress me.
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techque
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:20:16 AM

this is how they guarantee themselves a permanent berth in the underdog market.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:16:28 AM

i get 47 in my 2002 jetta tdi, i bet this gets over 50
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treehood
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:14:42 AM

I would prefer a car with a gasoline tank AND a CNG tank. CNG for the $pM driven and gasoline for those long hauls where CNG may not be readily available.
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us412
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:11:39 AM

i like.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:03:24 AM

ok
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:02:57 AM

Diesel has cost more than gasoline for months.
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mberg
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:01:02 AM

Probably not part of the future for most people.
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peanutsMN
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:59:52 AM

Mazda diesel? Couldn't afford the price for the diesel.
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pepinoNC
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:59:43 AM

Nice
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INBwana
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:59:32 AM


So what? Big deal. Not interesting news to me!
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:58:08 AM

OK
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BillHeatherL
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:57:50 AM

time will tell
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deaconjones
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:57:16 AM

HAVE THEY LOOKED AT DIESEL FUEL PRICES LATELY?
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lindact
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:56:52 AM

Mazda should be putting its resources into projects with an eye to future needs.
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:56:39 AM

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

Maybe!?!?

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tribill
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:55:23 AM

Whatever...
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:55:16 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:55:12 AM

too bad they dropped the wangle engine. That could burn almost anything
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:54:59 AM

I would never buy one of these.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:54:42 AM

not for me, either.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:54:37 AM

With diesel selling for a few cents more than premium gas, it will be interesting to see how they market this car.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:53:57 AM

Not for me.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:51:46 AM

ok, but not for me
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slgas
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:51:45 AM

Not so sure that this is where Mazda should be sinking its development money.
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:51:19 AM

If the diesel runs clean with no after treatment, the engine should be a winner. Maybe some other manufacturer will licence the technology.
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mysub
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:50:02 AM

No thanks. Diesels are still too noisy,smelly and smokey
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:49:45 AM

Good for Mazda
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:49:02 AM

nice car if its priced right
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mazdaboy
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:48:44 AM

Wonder if it is possible to make a rotary engine that runs on diesel.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:48:40 AM

Good luck with that...
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:48:39 AM

No thanks
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:47:43 AM

???????
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:47:22 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:46:37 AM

Hmmm
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:46:19 AM

Good for them.
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bigLtowing
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:46:10 AM

interesting
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VernonOR
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:46:05 AM

The price of Diesel is to high compared to gas.
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greenfog
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:45:57 AM

given the choice between diesel and electric i would go with diesel, battery technology isn't up to par yet.
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oas
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:45:46 AM

My son swears by diesel.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:45:41 AM

Diesel is too high!
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:45:33 AM

buy ford
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 9:45:08 AM

I would think CNG is a better move than diesel, the diesel price is a definite downside for the product. Maybe the Mazda will get some extraordinary MPG's, time will tell...
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