The Spymaster hears that a revised version of the automaker’s most excellent sedan will at long last receive a power boost in 2018 as part of a significant physical and mechanical refresh. Mazda intends to make available the same turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s in the CX-9 tall wagon. The powerplant’s 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque will be competitive with the Honda Accord’s optional turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which is rated at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The Mazda6’s turbo should also keep up with the Toyota Camry’s available non-turbo V-6 that makes 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet. Other changes for the ‘6’ include a redesigned nosepiece, upgraded seat coverings and improved dynamic safety technologies.

Updates to the Mazda6 are intended to make it more competitive with the premium versions of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.(PHOTO: MAZDA)

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