Mazda Unveils All-New Mazda CX-5 Diesel at New York Auto Show
April 30 2019,
Mazda surprised everyone at the New York Auto Show a few weeks ago by unveiling the new Mazda CX-5 Signature diesel. Mazda's first diesel vehicle in North America, it will arrive on dealership lots in the second half of the year.
Powered by a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D engine producing 168 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque, the diesel engine powering the new Mazda CX-5 Diesel offers more torque and better performance than any engine offered in the CX-5 range with the exception of the 2.5-liter turbo that offers 310 lb-ft of torque. Still, with 290 pound-feet of torque available at just 2,000 rpm, the Mazda CX-5 diesel will certainly deliver top-notch performance combined with truly outstanding fuel economy. According to Mazda, the Mazda CX-5 diesel will have an average fuel consumption rating of only 8.9 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway for an average fuel consumption rating of only 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers.
For a vehicle with nearly 300 lb-ft of torque, such performance is truly impressive. In order to ensure that this engine continues to meet stringent emissions standards, Mazda engineers have developed special emission and exhaust control software and are working jointly with the EPA and CARB agencies in the United States.
The advantages of the diesel engine are numerous. The gobs of torque that doesn’t come at the expense of efficiency is certainly one of those advantages, but it is behind the wheel that one notices the biggest differences. Performance is at your toes in the city where the ample torque simply launches the vehicle forward and provides instant reaction and feedback. The Mazda CX-5 diesel will certainly give the impression of being faster than its specifications would have you believe.
One thing is certain, we cannot wait to drive it! Come meet us today at Destination Mazda to learn more!