Mazda has just released information on a new 3.3-liter inline-six engine intended for its CX-60 luxury SUV in Europe. As part of Mazda's "Multi Solution Approach" to adapting to various consumer preferences, the e-Skyactiv D engine will accompany a 3.0-liter plug-in hybrid gasoline engine and eventually a standard gasoline engine in the European 2023 Mazda CX-60 range.
A 197-hp version of the new engine is offered for rear-wheel-drive versions of the SUV, while a 251-hp boost is exclusively offered to customers who choose a CX-60 with Mazda's i-Activ all-wheel-drive system.
In order to attain a thermal efficiency of more than 40%, both versions use 48V mild-hybrid assistance and a combustion technology known as Distribution-Controlled Partially Premixed Compression Ignition.
The 251-horsepower engine enables the all-wheel-drive CX-60 to reach 62 mph in 7.4 seconds, achieve 53.3 mpg on the WLTP cycle, and emit 137 g/km of CO2. Mazda does not specify how much slower the standard engine is, but the trade-off is increased fuel economy of 57.6 mpg and a decrease in CO2 emissions to 127 g/km.