Mazda Xedos 6
|Also called||Eunos 500|
1993-1999 (model years)
|Class||Mid-size luxury car|
The Mazda Xedos 6 was a European-market luxury car based on the Mazda CA platform also used by the Mazda Capella. Identical to the Japan-market Eunos 500, it was produced for model years 1993 through 1999 and was available in two versions, the 1.6i and 2.0 V6.
The 1.6i was powered by Mazda's 1.6 L DOHC I4 producing 113 and later 107 hp (80 kW). The 2.0 V6 used Mazda's 2.0 L KF11 and KF56 V6 and produced 144 and later 140 hp (104 kW). Mazda Eunos 500 was powered by 160hp KF-ZE engine.
Production of the 2.0 V6 began on May 1, 1992 and lasted through January, 1999. The 1.6i started on August 1, 1993 and ended on August 1, 1998.
The Xedos 6 platform was derived from the Mazda 626 sedan which also formed the basis of the Mazda MX-6. Also this platform has Mazda Efini (MS-8), Capella, Japan cousin of 626 GE (1991-1997) and also Ford Probe - II. Most of their parts (engine, transmission, brakes, steering and suspension) are unified.
Mazda road car timeline, 1990s–2000s
|Scrum||Scrum/Scrum Wagon||Scrum/Scrum Wagon|
|Familia Van||Familia Van||Familia Van|
|Cronos/626/Xedos 6/Eunos 500|
|Eunos 800/Xedos 9/Millenia|
|Sports car||MX-6/Mystère||MX-6/Mystère/Efini MS-6|