The 3.7-liter V6 CA-DE or Mazda MZI engine was produced in the USA from 2007 to 2015 and was installed on the first generation CX-9 crossover, as well as the American versions of the Mazda 6. This gasoline power unit belongs to the huge series of Ford Cyclone Engine engines.
Mazda 6 is a mid-size Japanese car from Mazda Motor Corporation. In the Japanese and Chinese markets, the car is sold under the name Mazda Atenza. The year of the start of car production is 2002. 3 generations of Mazda 6 were manufactured. The 1st generation is still manufactured in China. The model has a characteristic set of body types for a car of its class – sedan, station wagon and hatchback.
Mazda 6, 1st generation, 2002–2008
In 2002, the production of a new Mazda 6 car began in Japan, which replaced the 626th model. In the local market, this car was known as Atenza. Buyers were offered one of three body types: sedan, hatchback or station wagon.
In the Russian market, Mazda 6 was offered with petrol engines 1.8 (120 hp), 2.0 (141 hp) and 2.3 with 166 hp. Gearboxes – five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission. In Europe, there were also versions with a two-liter turbodiesel developing 120, 136 or 143 hp, depending on the modification, and in North America, a Mazda 6 with a three-liter V6 engine (218 hp) was also offered.
Restyling in 2005 practically did not affect the appearance of the car, but the interior trim was improved. The two-liter power unit received a variable valve timing system and became a little more powerful – 147 hp. The manual transmission has become a six-speed (on versions 2.0 and 2.3), and the automatic has a five-speed. Later, deliveries of station wagons with a 2.3-liter engine and all-wheel drive began.
A special place in the model range was occupied by the “charged” sedan Mazda 6 MPS (in the USA it was called Mazdaspeed 6) of the 2004 model. It was equipped with a turbocharged 2.3-liter engine with direct fuel injection, which developed 260 hp, an all-wheel drive system and a manual transmission.
In Japan, the production of cars ended in 2008, but in China this model is still produced by the FAW-Mazda joint venture. Cars for the local market are equipped with two-liter engines with a capacity of 145 hp.
Mazda 6, 2nd generation, 2008–2012
In 2008, the second generation Mazda 6 was introduced. The car slightly increased in size, but at the same time it became lighter by several tens of kilograms. The range of body types remained the same – sedan, hatchback and station wagon.
Mazda 6 was equipped with four-cylinder petrol engines 1.8 (120 hp), 2.0 (147 hp) and 2.5 with 170 hp. In Europe, versions with two-liter turbodiesels (140 hp) or 2.2 liters (125–185 hp) were also offered. A six-speed automatic transmission was offered as an option for cars with 2.0 and 2.5 petrol engines.
In the American market, only a sedan was available, and it differed from the European car by a wheelbase extended by 6 cm. This Mazda 6 was offered with a 2.5 engine, as well as a 3.7-liter V6 with 276 hp.
In 2010, the two-liter gasoline engine was upgraded and received direct fuel injection, and its output increased to 155 hp. In the same year, the Mazda 6 received a slightly updated design.
In China, this model is still produced.
Mazda 6, 3rd generation, 2012
The third generation Mazda 6 is a mid-size sedan that has been produced since 2012 in Japan. In 2016, sales of the updated Mazda 6 sedans began; after another restyling in 2018, the sedan received a turbo engine.
The 1.8-liter Mazda L8-DE gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2002 to 2018 and was installed on the European versions of the 5, 6 and MX-5 models, as well as Ford cars under the QQDB index. There was a version of this unit with an inlet phase regulator with its own index L8‑VE.
The 1.8-liter Mazda L813 engine was produced by the company from 2002 to 2012 and was installed in two generations of the popular sixth model. The modification of this power unit for the Mazda 5 minivan had its own index L823.
The 2.0-liter Mazda LF-DE gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2002 to 2015 and was installed on the Asian versions of the 3, 5, 6 and MX-5 models, as well as on Ford cars under the CJBA index. In a number of markets, the LF-VE power unit is found, which is distinguished by …
The 2.0-liter Mazda LF-VD or MZR 2.0 DISI engine was assembled by the company from 2010 to 2018 and installed on European and Japanese versions of such models as 3, 5, 6 and Biante minivan. In some markets, there is a modification of such a motor with a slightly different LF-VDS index.
The 2.0-liter Mazda LF17 engine was produced at the company’s enterprise from 2002 to 2013 and was installed on the most popular models of the third and sixth series. On the first generation Mazda 6, there is a modification of this unit with a different index LF18.
The 2.0-liter Mazda LFF7 gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2004 to 2011 and was installed on the first generation of the Mazda 6 model after restyling and Mazda 5. This power unit was already installed on Ford cars with its own SYDA index.
The 2.3-liter Mazda L3-VE gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2002 to 2018 and was installed on many popular models, including Ford cars under the SEWA index. The second-generation Mazda MPV minivan was equipped with the L3-DE version without a phase shifter.
The 2.3-liter Mazda L3-VDT or MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo engine was produced from 2005 to 2013 and was installed in the charged MPS versions of the models 3 and 6, as well as the popular CX-7 crossover. There are several varieties of this power unit under the index L3K9 and L3-VET.
The 2.3-liter Mazda L3C1 engine was produced at the company’s enterprise from 2002 to 2008 and was installed only on the first generation of the popular model of the sixth series. In fact, this power unit is not very different from its counterpart under the symbol L3‑VE.
The 2.5-liter Mazda L5-VE (MZR L5-VE 2.5) gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2008 to 2015 and was installed on the most popular models of the third, fifth, sixth series, as well as the CX-7 crossover. A similar power unit was installed on the Ford Kuga under its own YTMA index.
The Mazda AJ-DE 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2000 to 2007 and was installed on many concern models for the American market, such as 6, MPV or Tribute. In its design, this power unit is similar to the Ford REBA engine, as well as the Jaguar AJ30.
The 2.0-liter Mazda PE-VPS or SkyActiv-G 2.0 engine has been produced at the factories of the Japanese company since 2012 and is installed on most of its most popular models with indexes 3, 6, CX-3, CX-30 and CX-5. On the 2018 MX-5 roadster, a version of this unit boosted to 184 hp debuted.
The 2.5-liter Mazda PY-VPS or SkyActiv-G 2.5 gasoline engine has been assembled by a Japanese company since 2013 and is installed on such popular models as 6, CX-5 and CX-8. In some markets, motor modifications are offered under other indices: PY-RPS and PY-VPR.
The Mazda RF5C 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine was assembled by the company from 2002 to 2005 and was installed only on European versions of the 6 series models and the popular MPV minivan. After a slight modernization in 2005, this power unit received a new RF7J index.
The 2.0-liter Mazda RF7J diesel engine was produced by the company from 2005 to 2010 and was installed on the European versions of the popular models of the third, fifth or sixth series. This power unit was essentially a modernized version of the well-known RF5C diesel engine.
The 2.2-liter Mazda R2AA diesel engine was produced by the company from 2008 to 2013 and was installed on such popular models as the third and sixth series, as well as the CX-7 crossover. There was a version of this diesel engine with power reduced to 125 hp under the R2BF index.