Mazda developing straight-six Skyactiv-X and Skyactiv-D engines

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    Mazda, inline 6?

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    What's even more interesting is what they will put it in
     
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    Good job Mazda. Car enthusiasts around the world applaud you for not selling yourself out like Toyota did. Hopefully this means a new sports car in the making.
     
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    Come on bro. Toyota never needed an inline-six because they have insane V8 and V6 engines. That eliminated the need for an inline-six in all of their cars. The Supra? That's a different story. They weren't going to spend 1/2 a billion to a billion dollars on a new series engine for just 1 car. You keep forgetting these guys are the most successful company in the world and you damn well know that didn't happen for no reason.

    Mazda needs something better than a 2.5 liter inline-four. While it did really take me back that they announced that they would build an inline-six because that's literally something that would come from left field, it doesn't really surprise me when you see all of their other engines are ass.
     
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    Toyota just did a partnership, unlike a certain company that took a trip to France
     
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    I get your first part and they no longer have multiple models to share the I6 like they did in the past. As I mentioned in the other thread, Toyota could have formulated the deal similar to the Morgan Plus Six if they wanted a I6. Oh well, what's done is done.

    Regardless if their engines are ass, in this case, I give more credit to Mazda for building their own engine.
     
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    I can totally see your point of view. But yeah it must be said, kudos to Mazda for having the gravitas to make a brand new amazing inline-six engine with all of their new tech! I really can't wait!!
     
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    Toyota: It's too expensive to make our own inline six or Supra.

    Mazda: *Laughs in Japanese*

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    Btw, i6 engines are getting very popular. I remember back in '13 praying for i6 engines to make a comeback. That was the time where everyone had a v6 and BMW switched to v8. Now we got Morgan, Mercedes, Toyota (yes it's BMW's i6, but so is the Morgan, I'm not talking about in-house produced i6, but just manufacturers using i6's in general), andd, it appears Mazda will be joining this new i6 trend. Curious as to what/who else might/will surprise us.


    *blindly praying for Nissan to design a new i6 for R36* (One can dream)
     
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