2014 Mazda6 reveals just enough

The anticipation for the 2014 Mazda6 is rising, and Mazda is doing just the rights things to help that feeling mount. Over the course of the past month they have released teaser shots of the All-new version of the Mazda6.  Though the car will not be  fully shown until the 2012 Moscow Auto Show in August, Mazda is doing all they can to show just enough of the new sedan’s design. And luckily we have put them all together here.

The new design of the mid-sized sedan will feature the 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline four cylinder, combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. It also has been stated that the 2014 Mazda6 will feature the company’s new i-ELOOP (short for Intelligent Energy Loop) capacitor-based regenerative braking system that will, according to Mazda, Improve economy by up to 10 percent.

Well now is your chance to catch up and view the new design, that is due to release sometime in 2013. Here are the teaser videos released by Mazda USA.

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And here are the array of photos that Mazda has released.

With all the teasers that are out on the 2014 Mazda6, excitement is mounting..Come on Mazda! Hurry up and show us! Honestly, No one likes a tease!

The Rotary Engine-The End of a Mazda Era

Mazda has officially ended the production of all rotary engines, ending an era that only Mazda has upheld for almost 45 years.

The automaker announced last year that it would be discontinuing the engine, citing high costs, low sales and environmental concerns. It got a stay of execution earlier this year when Mazda extended production if the RX-8 sports car with a run of 1,000 special edition Spirit-R models celebrating the engine.

The rotary engine was struggling to meet today’s strict emissions standards due to its high oil consumption and low fuel economy. The the perks of it were that you received a large boost of power from a compact, lightweight unit compared to a typical piston engine.

In May 1967, Mazda began selling the world’s first dual-rotor rotary engine care, the Cosmo Sport. It was a 110-HP engine that powered the Cosmo Sport. Since then, Mazda has powered over 2 million cars with rotary engines over their 45 year reign.

The high water mark for the engine was victory in the 1991 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, still the only win by a Japanese automaker.

But just because the rotary is dead, doesn’t mean it can’t come back to life…with a jolt of electricity.

Mazda is continuing development of the engine design with an eye on possibly using it as a range-extender for plug-in hybrid vehicles, similar to the Chevrolet Volt. It has previously shown a prototype of such a car that uses a rotary converted to run on hydrogen to generate electricity.

So though the Rotary Engine is dead for now, its seems there is always a possibility for a rebirth. Now we just have to wait and see.