23 Oct '14, 4am

Mazda6 Diesel Sets 20 Speed Records

Mazda6 Diesel Sets 20 Speed Records

Mazda managed to break 20 speed records with its diesel-powered Mazda6. The company set these 20 records, which are still subject to FIA homologation, at the ATP test oval in Papenburg, Germany. Three Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesels completed a 24-hour marathon run on the high-speed track this last weekend, with the front car achieving an average speed of 137.37 mph and the other two close behind. The current record for diesel-powered production cars (2.0-2.5 liter displacement) is 130.38 mph. In total, the cars covered over 3293.3 miles during the 24-hour period. Mazda added each of the three Mazdas also set several other average speed records over a variety of distances (also subject to FIA homologation). At the wheel of the cars were 23 drivers from seven EU countries. Mazda explained they included professionals as well as journalists and car enthusiasts, who ...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/mazda6-diesel-sets-20-speed-rec...

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