New Mazda 6 on sale now - prices, emissions and BIK announced

  • Revised Mazda 6 on sale now with new trim levels
  • 194hp 2.5-litre petrol introduced for UK market
  • P11D from £22,935, 29% BIK and £111 per month*

For every trend, there's a counter-culture, and in company car parks the unassuming saloon could be the ultimate rebellion in a sea of jacked-up SUVs and niche-filling crossovers.

Mazda is backing those rebels in true style; lithe and low, the Mazda 6 is available in saloon and estate forms from £23,195.

Mazda 6 - Petrol power, improved economy

Topping the range, Mazda's Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol produces 194hp, giving the GT Sport model a 0-62mph time of 8.1 seconds, with emissions of 153g/km. Cylinder deactivation ensures reasonable cruising economy for the size of engine, too, giving a combined economy of 42mpg.

2018 Mazda6 Saloon

Those figures might not look impressive for anyone comparing the last generation of turbodiesels, but for a non-turbocharged petrol model, they're quite remarkable. As the 2.5-litre engine is naturally aspirated - unlike so many modern petrol engines that use a response-sapping turbocharger to improve efficiency - combined economy should be relatively easy to obtain in real-world driving.

Torn between petrol or diesel for your next company car?

The figures for company car drivers speak volumes - rather than a clear advantage for diesel, the refinement and lower NOx emissions of petrol are now marginally cheaper for company car drivers with the Mazda 6.

Figures for the Mazda 6 Tourer are similar, though P11D values are a little higher for the Estate model.

Mazda6 Saloon BIK rates - lowest and highest
Skyactiv-G Petrol CO2(g/km) BIK Tax Monthly BIK 20% P11D Value
2.0 145ps SE-L Nav+ 142 29% £111
2.5 194ps GT Sport Nav+ Auto 153 31% £156 £30,225
Skyactiv-D Diesel CO2 (g/km) BIK Tax Monthly BIK 20% P11D Value
2.2 150ps SE-L Nav+ 117 28% £119
2.2 184ps GT Sport Nav+ Auto 133 31% £166

Inside, the dashboard and cabin trim are redesigned and seat comfort has been improved. GT Sport Nav+ features Japanese Sen Wood trim, brown Nappa leather and suede for a traditional hand-finished feel.

2018 Mazda6 RHD dashboard leather trim Sen Wood

Enhanced safety features include Blindspot Monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, Lane Keep Assist and Advanced Smart City Brake Support.

Read our full review to learn more about the new Mazda 6 Tourer and saloon.

*2018/19 figures based on 20% taxpayer and no additional options