Mazda Skyactiv-D placardCat's out of the bag, kids – your first diesel-powered Mazda will be the 2014 Mazda6 sedan that arrives at dealers early next year. While scanning the floor here at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, we spotted this 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D engine with an information card (pictured right) stating that it will be "arriving [in] 2013 on the all-new 2014 Mazda6."

This is the same engine that we had a chance to sample in the Euro-spec 2013 Mazda CX-5, good for 173 horsepower and a magical 310 pound-feet of torque. Mazda has yet to release details about fuel economy, but the automaker for now just states that the numbers will be "excellent."

Stay tuned for the full skinny as our LA Auto Show coverage continues.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Great job Mazda - trying to differentiate yourself through engine choice, fuel economy and driving fun since trying to compete with Toyota and Honda on a volume basis will be suicide. Now if we can get the wagon and manuals here that would be fantastic. And don't forget a Mazdaspeed6!! Yours truly, A Mazada owner
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet! Now Mazda needs to jump back into the small pickup market offer a diesel.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only way this could get any better is confirming that the wagon version with the diesel will be available, but you know what, who cares? For the first time, us Americans have an option other than VW for an affordable diesel daily driver and that alone makes it big news. The fact it'll be in a Mazda, and a great looking Mazda at that, just sweetens the deal even more.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Finally Mazda has announced the Sky-D in the U.S.. It took them long enough (2+ years, at least!!). I'm glad it's coming but I really wanted it in the CX-5 (AWD of course) first. 310lb-ft of torque is going to make the 6 a great car to drive.
      • 2 Years Ago
      bring the wagon... Mazda, bring the wagon.
        • 2 Years Ago
        true dat. i care not what engine is in it
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Diesel is exactly what Mazda needs to stand out in this segment. This could prevent the 6 from getting lost in the shadows of the Camry and Fusion like the last one.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now the best family sedan in the US!
        • 2 Years Ago
        I agree; this is a different car that worths thinking of.
      Steven Chang
      • 2 Years Ago
      This will sell for sure. The US market seriously lacks diesel passenger cars. 310lbs of torque!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      They could have given it some real door pockets, not just a bottle holder. Like the size of the door pockets (w/liner) in my '06 Jetta.
        • 2 Years Ago
        It's a car, a driver's machine. Not a friggin' closet on wheels.
          • 2 Years Ago
          Agreed. I hate the cup holders and the button lay out on my Mazda 3. Mazda's philosophy seems to be that the steer wheels primary job is to turn the car, not hang up your phone. The way it drive trumps minor issues.
      Viktor K
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just want one thing Mazda, a 3-row version of this, call it mazda5 if you want, but a diesel powertrain and 3 rows of seating with styling of such as this. PLEASE!
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      If Mazda offered the wagon in the U.S., I would be at my nearest Mazda dealership TOMORROW with a down payment. It would not have to be diesel, manual or AWD either. Any of these options would just be icing on the cake.
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