12 Mar Mazda 6 Diesel breaks FIA speed record
Mazda 6 Diesel breaks FIA speed record
Mazda smashed the record at the ATP test in Germany.
Mazda6 powered by 129kW/175PS SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesels completed a 24-hour marathon run on the high-speed track, with the front car achieving an average speed of 221.072 km/h and the other two close behind. The current record for diesel-powered production cars (2.0-2.5 litre displacement) is 209.824 km/h.
At the wheel of the cars, which covered more than 5300 km during the 24-hour period, were 23 drivers from seven EU countries. They included professionals as well as journalists and car enthusiasts, who could apply to take part of a campaign.
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