Grand-Am Race Gets First Diesel Sedan, Mazda6 GX

Rudolph Mazda West in El Paso, TX is excited to divulge the details of the first diesel-powered, four-door sedan to race in the Grand-Am series, the Mazda6 GX.

Online PR News – 01-February-2013 – El Paso – Mazda has a pretty long history with racing, and in particular, the Daytona 24-hour race. Since 1975, Mazda has achieved an incredible 23 wins. Their most current win was in the GT class with the Mazda RX-8 back in 2010.

But Mazda is making racing news once again and this time with the all-new Mazda6. In the GX class, the Mazda6 is competing with a diesel engine. Using diesel-powered cars to race isn’t too unusual, though the Mazda6 GX is the first diesel-powered, four-door sedan to be used in the racing world. The new Mazda6 GX is also bearing the smallest engine of the competition, at a mere 2.4 liters.

Another pretty rare factor about the situation is that the Mazda6 with SKYACTIV-D engines (powered by diesel fuel) are not yet being produced on a large scale and are not available yet for the public. Most racing models are available to the public in similar, non-racing versions.
The Mazda6 equipped with the SKYACTIV-G gas engine is available to the public at your local Mazda dealership right now. However, expect to see the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine in the Mazda6 sedan in showrooms later this year.

Readers interested in the newly redesigned 2014 Mazda6 either with or without Mazda’s diesel Skyactiv-D technology can contact Rudolph Mazda West. The 2014 Mazda6 with a gasoline engine is available now at Rudolph Mazda West in El Paso, TX. For addition information regarding availibilty, visit the El Paso Mazda dealer online, at

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