To Mazda’s strategic cars based on Eastern concepts of art, tradition and the future, a diesel version of the mid-size XC-LX SUV was added this year, with an e-Skyactiv engine with two levels of 200 horsepower. or 254 CV, wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and micro-hybrid technology that adds to the best performance, low consumption and performance for the environment of cars that look to the future. This is one of the most efficient diesel engines on the market because, with so much power, the proven consumption works out between 5.0 and 5.3 l/100 km.
A solution to every will
The Cx-60 is a 4.75 meter long midsize SUV that was already available with a 328 hp plug-in hybrid engine and is now also available in diesel, a version equipped with a powerful, clean and efficient engine. This launch corresponds to the “many-solution strategy” Mazda, in this case, has the objective to meet the needs of customers looking for an efficient car to cover long distances and great towing capacity. The multi-solution strategy combines products and technologies to adapt to each local market and to the sustainability aspirations of today’s society. Because of this, various electrified machines are already sold, such as internal combustion ones, which are much more efficient and with minimal emissions.
The e-Skyactiv D engine consists of a 3.3-liter diesel engine with a 3.3 liter inline six cylinder that can offer 200 HP and rear wheel drive or 254 HP associated with all wheel drive. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It incorporates combustion technology, which enables the diesel engine to respect the environment. The new unit has been carefully sized, optimizing displacement to improve both the efficiency of torque delivery and fuel consumption.
This diesel engine is complemented by a 48V M Hybrid Boost light hybrid system providing excellent performance and low fuel consumption. The technologies applied contribute significantly to the extraordinary autonomy of the Mazda CX-60, the sense of power it transmits and its low consumption and emissions figures.
The 187 kW/254 hp e-Skyactiv D accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 219 km/h, yet its average WLTP fuel consumption is only 5.2 l/100 km, while emissions CO2 of just 137 g/km. For its part, the average WLTP consumption of the 200 Cv/147 kW variant is 5.0 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of just 128 g/km.
The straight six architecture produces less vibration, which in itself provides “perfect balance”. The ride is smooth and quiet, and the engine sound is nice and clean. Because of its high torque output, the Mazda CX-60 equipped with this engine can easily handle a 2500 kg trailer. In addition, with a simpler engine structure, its weight is similar to the Mazda Skyactiv D 2.2L four-cylinder diesel engine, with minimal weight differences while driving.
Under the hood of the new CX-60 is the e-Skyactiv D engine, with D for Diesel, micro-hybrid technology using a 48V electric system. The engine, which increases displacement to 3.3 liters, incorporates solutions to make it more efficient. The speed regime is extended to achieve maximum efficiency with very low consumption. An increase in power is added to the air intake to improve combustion. An integrated technology that provides a faster throttle response and an improvement in thermal efficiency of more than 40% in a wider range of revolutions in which the engine operates.
This balanced configuration results in a less powerful version developing 200 hp between 3,000 and 4,200 rpm, and a maximum torque of 450 Nm between 1,400 and 3,000 revolutions. All this, combined with 153 Nm provided by the electric motor, manages to accelerate from 0 to 100 in 8.4 seconds with an average tested consumption of 5.0 liters and CO2 emissions of 128 g/km.
The most powerful e-Skyactiv D offers 254 horsepower at 3,750 rpm with maximum torque delivery of 550 Nm between 1,500 and 2,400 revolutions. Thanks to the addition of 153 Nm of the electric system, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, with a consumption of 5.3 l/100 km and emissions of 139 g/km.
Elegant body and driving experience
The driving position is very comfortable, the seats are comfortable, which hug the body well, and are reinforced by excellent forward visibility.
The interior, with its minimalist aesthetic, demonstrates and fulfills its quality in materials, as well as a clean and orderly layout of elements. The 12.3-inch center screen and digital instrument cluster add to the much-needed technological capability in today’s car.
The CX-60 is a very comfortable car to drive. It has a very good rolling degree and balanced suspension and steering feel.
Its diesel engine is quite responsive and gives the driver the power necessary to face the road and, much more, is supported by the micro-hybrid system, which helps drive the consumption at certain levels.
bird’s eye view
The 2023 Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv D is a diesel version
It is available in the market with different power plans to suit the user’s needs.
One of its great values is its accelerating speed, and its maximum speed with the consumption of the smallest materials.
Integrate the latest technologies in your engine, which allows you not only to reduce fuel consumption, but also to reduce polluting emissions.
The interior was designed with the comfort and safety of the driver in mind.
when the game is still on
In total, in the next three years Mazda will introduce five new electrified products with a multi-solution architecture.
In the same year, the new Mazda CX-80 model – larger than the Mazda CX-60 – was introduced, with three rows of seats.
Beyond 2025, it will launch the brand new Skyactiv Scalable Architecture for EVs: a technical property that allows to build electric models for all segments, using a common platform, with high efficiency.