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Mazda 6 MPS - Europe launch

Broadcast dates : 27th February 2005
3rd March 2005

Mazda has produced some exciting sporting sedans over the years and the Mazda 6 MPS is set to revive that tradition.

This is a turbocharged version of the 6, and it uses a direct-injection four-cylinder petrol-engine, designated the MZR.

Power there is a-plenty, said to be in the region of 200 kiloWatts, and a torque figure of 380 Newton metres is on tap at just 3000 rpm.

To keep all this on the road there is a full-time all-wheel-drive system with active torque control, a six-speed manual transmission, and eighteen-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot rubber.

The interior is not as sporty as we would have expected. The accent is more on style than competition inside, and it remains a full five-seater.

Will it come to South Africa? Itís just been launched in Europe, so itís too soon to tell.

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