Engine Mazda B6 1.6l

The 1.6-liter 8-valve Mazda B6 or B6-E engine was assembled by the company from 1985 to 1994 and installed on various modifications of the 323 model and its Japanese version of the Familia in the back of the BF‑BG. Also, this motor was installed on the second generation Ford Laser and a similar Mercury Tracer.

The B-engine family includes: B1, B3, B3‑ME, B5, B5‑DE, B5‑ME, B6, B6‑ME, B6‑DE, BP, BP‑ME.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mazda 323 BF in 1985 – 1989;
  • Mazda 323 BG in 1989 – 1994;
  • Mazda Familia BF in 1985 – 1989;
  • Mazda Familia BG in 1989 – 1994.


Production years 1985-1994
Displacement, cc 1597
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 82 – 86
Torque output, Nm 120 – 125
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 78
Piston stroke, mm 83.6
Compression ratio 9.3
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 323 1993)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000
Weight, kg 137.2

Disadvantages of the Mazda B6 1.6l engine

  • A simple and reliable motor worries its owners only at high mileage;
  • Most often, on specialized forums, they complain about all sorts of problems with the ignition system;
  • The main cause of floating speed is throttle contamination;
  • According to the regulations, the timing belt changes every 60,000 km, but when it breaks, the valves do not bend;
  • After 200,000 km, an oil burner or knocking hydraulic lifters are often found.

1 thought on “Engine Mazda B6 1.6l”

  1. Henryboche

    Para mí uno de los mejores motores, solo necesito saber que tipo o como busco el carburador, llevo ratos buscando… No lo encuentro.

    For me one of the best engines, I just need to know what type or how to look for the carburetor, I’ve been looking for a while… I can’t find it.

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