The Skyactiv-D 2.2L Diesel Engine

Introducing the SKYACTIV-D 2.2L diesel engine!

Scheduled to debut in the 2014 Mazda6 later this year, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2L inline 4 cylinder clean diesel engine will offer the fuel efficiency of a hybrid while also retaining the Zoom-Zoom performance advantages that distinguish every Mazda vehicle. In sum, the new SKYACTIV-D 2.2L diesel engine will offer an irresistible combination of power and efficiency. Diesel engines are already a proven success for Mazda, as they have produced these powerplants in other markets for many years. With the launch of the new SKYACTIV-D, Mazda will become the first Asian brand to sell a clean, modern diesel engine in North America!

What makes the 2.2-liter, dual-stage turbocharging, 4-cylinder SKYACTIV-D engine special is its combination of light weight, high performance, high fuel efficiency and clean emissions. Altogether, these traits make the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine comparable to competitors' gasoline-engine, gasoline-electric hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Just some of the SKYACTIV-D technical advantages include:


·The 14:1 compressions ratio (compared to typical 16:1 to 18:1 diesel compression ratios), is the industry's lowest for improved fuel efficiency and reduced NOx soot emissions

·More efficient combustion timing

·Dramatically lighter components results in a 10% weight reduction for improved overall vehicle performance, handling and braking

·Two-stage turbocharger for great response and improved torque output

·Variable valve lift for exhaust valves stabilizes combustion for reduced misfiring after cold starts

·20% better fuel economy than other contemporary diesel engines

·Among the first diesel engines to meet tough Tier II BIN 5 North American emission regulations without an auxillary NOx trap catalytic converter or catalytic reduction after-treatments

·Active ceramic diesel particulate filter further reduces exhaust emissions