Mazda has patented inline six-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Documents published on the Japanese portal Super.Asurada.com with reference to the local certification authorities. Patents have confirmed the operation of the brand engineers on the project the new platform with a longitudinal engine layout.
Mazda first announced the development of a new inline “sixes” line Skyactiv-X-ignition of the fuel mixture from the compression last spring during the announcement of quarterly financial results. Then it was claimed that petrol and diesel six-cylinder engine will appear in a new “big” models of the company, built on a modular platform Architecture Large.
From the patent, it follows that petrol “the six” will be the development of a four-cylinder engine Skyactiv-X, which debuted on the new Mazda3. Probably, the new powertrain will be combined with vosmidiapazonnoy automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive transmission and a Mazda6 debut at the fourth generation.
It is known that the Large concept of Architecture provides the possibility of introducing temperate and rechargeable hybrids, and all-wheel drive.
Four months ago, the European subsidiary of Mazda confirmed the debut of “innovative diesel” in 2020 – probably talking about four-cylinder unit on “heavy” fuel. According to the “road map” of the Japanese manufacturer’s entire line models on the Large platform Architecture will be declassified until 2025.