Mazda MX6 History

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Mazda MX6 History


The Mazda MX-6 was a front-wheel sporty coupe produced by between 1988 and 1997. It was than the MX-3 and MX-5 and less sporty than the

The MX-6 was mechanically identical to the Probe. Both cars the Mazda GD platform (1988-1992) and GE (1993-1997). Along with the Probe, the Mazda MX-6 was and built in America in a joint with Ford.

This joint venture was Auto Alliance.


The first generation MX-6/Probe in 1988 and lasted until in the United States. In some the model years were 1987 to 1991. It was based on a of futuristic concept cars of the 1980s.

It was a large coupe, on the Mazda GD platform, and was powered by a 2.2 L straight-4 cylinder Mazda F2 The base engine produced 110 hp (82 kW), but a 145 hp (108 kW) turbocharged was available.

This generation was available in trim levels, which depending on the market the vehicle was in. In the United States, the MX-6 was in DX, LX, LE, and GT trim levels:

DX was the bare model, offering the base 110 ft.lbf F2 2.2 L engine and few options, but MX-6s sold in the U.S. equipped with air conditioning.

LX added power windows, locks, and power mirrors, as as an optional electric sunroof.

LE was a Leather Edition model the same as the LX and included leather surfaces and a leather wrapped knob on manual transmission-equipped

GT included all options from the LX, but stepped up to the F2T 2.2L turbocharged, engine, which put out 145 hp and 190 ft.lbf of delivering a significant performance It also had 4 wheel disc with ABS and 3 way adjustable suspension.

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In 1989, Mazda offered a four wheel steering abbrieviated 4WS) option on GTs destined for the U.S. This consisted of an electronically controlled steering rack that the rear wheels opposite to the at low speeds to improve cornering, and the rear wheels with the at high speeds to improve lane change manuvering.

and Asian spec vehicles received either the 1.8 L SOHC or 2.0 L FE engine in GLX models, or the 2.0 L DOHC FE (sometimes called FE3) in GT models. 4WS was a common option for MX-6s. Austrailian vehicles almost always equipped same the 2.2 L turbocharged F2 motor as the as well as 4WS.

1993-1997 MX-6

The second-generation car out in the United States in late as a 1993 model. It used GE platform and came with engines and was available in two trims:

The base car came with a 2.0 L FS 4 producing 118 hp (88 kW)

The LS version came a 2.5 L KL V6 producing 164 to 170 hp (122 to 127 kW), on the year.

In Japan, the 2.5 L V6 was the higher KLZE, while the 2.0 L was a I4 called the FS. In and America, the 2.5 L V6 was a lower performance In Australia and Japan, four steering was an option.

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