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Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic #5341740 02/05/20 11:13 AM
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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341746 02/05/20 11:21 AM
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Seems like a game changer.


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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341751 02/05/20 11:23 AM
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Subscribed !!! Perhaps in a few years this powerplant will be a worthy replacement for my current I6.


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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: CT8] #5341762 02/05/20 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by CT8
Seems like a game changer.


+1

Always liked how their cars handled, they just seemed under powered.


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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341771 02/05/20 11:36 AM
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Mazda has always made interesting, great cars.
Didn't they design the Ford V6 EcoBoost engines?


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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341799 02/05/20 11:57 AM
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I really like the direction that Mazda has been going in. I really like that fact that they are still using true automatic transmissions, none of the CVT junk.

Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341805 02/05/20 12:01 PM
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The fantastic and durable engineering result in the Skyactiv engines makes me excited to see this.

Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341820 02/05/20 12:15 PM
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they also offer manuals, the ONLY tranny i buy in any vehicle!! also using both direct + port injection would make knowlegeable buyers interested for sure!

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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341821 02/05/20 12:15 PM
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Mazda has been killing it lately. I hope they keep it up for some Toyota/Honda competition which is great for the consumer.


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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341846 02/05/20 12:43 PM
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Mazda sure seems to go against the grain with this one. But if they pull it off it might just be the ticket for establishing them as a more premium brand.
We have BMW, Mercedes and others abandoning six cylinder engines in favor of turbocharged four cylinder ones. Bringing back the smoothness of an I6, should be a breath of fresh air.


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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341851 02/05/20 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by tenderloin


Were there pictures of the engine in the link? All that showed on my computer was a blurry image of a car.


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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: A_Harman] #5341871 02/05/20 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by A_Harman
Originally Posted by tenderloin


Were there pictures of the engine in the link? All that showed on my computer was a blurry image of a car.


Drawings of the exhaust manifolds. Each exhaust valve has it's own, albeit short run, combined into one run per cylinder, which is then further combined into one run per bank of 3 cylinders. Knowing the firing order and intake* side would be interesting.

*Will they use a system similar to BMW Valvtronic which omits the throttle plate?

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We have BMW, Mercedes and others abandoning six cylinder engines in favor of turbocharged four cylinder ones. Bringing back the smoothness of an I6, should be a breath of fresh air.


- Naw. Both just released a I6 within the last 2 yrs. If anything the V8 will disappear and the I6 will receive supplemental power via electric motor.

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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: JeffKeryk] #5341879 02/05/20 01:12 PM
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Mazda and Ford shared tech during the partnership/ownership period in the mid 2000's to 2011. The engine that was in the 2004-2006 Mazda Speed6 and CX7 turbo was distantly related to the ecoboost 4 cyl. Mazda called it a DISI turbo, and ownership experience with the engine was varied, some reported very few problems others had nothing but headaches.

Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341883 02/05/20 01:14 PM
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Love Mazda. Small company turning out great looking and performing cars that look nice.


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Re: Mazda Cooking Up Novel Compact Inline-Six Engine, New Eight-Speed Automatic [Re: tenderloin] #5341885 02/05/20 01:16 PM
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Will be interesting to see if Mazda manages to maintain the reliability as they continue to offer more and more luxury and engine options. I've been very impressed so far with the current Sky-active tech. If that 2020 Mazda 3 AWD Hatch or Sedan came with the turbo it would probably be my next car.

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