2012 Mazda6 Venture Edition is the other Venture Edition that is going to hit the markets. Next to the 2012 Mazda2 Venture Edition, the brand is introducing three special versions of its popular Mazda6.

The new 2012 Mazda6 Venture Edition trio comprises from petrol, diesel five-door and diesel estate model. It is based on Mazda6 TS2 models, and includes some significant items of additional equipment. It also comes with Sanyo TomTom® navigation, integrated Bluetooth®, half-leather seat trim and heated front seats.

How can one recognize a Venture Edition? If on looks at it from the outside, this vehicle is distinguished by its 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels, Sports front grille, Privacy glass and a special range of colours. Namely, they are Brilliant Black, Crystal White Pearlescent, Black Mica and Stormy Blue Mica. Additionally this model will come in the specific Dolphin Grey Mica colour.

This is the latest form of Mazda6 and it is more than obvious now that it has an aggressive front styling. And moreover it offers a dynamic and engaging drive, thanks to its petrol and diesel engines, plus finely tuned suspension and steering. Furthermore, it comes to deliver top quality spacious and practical interior.

2012 Mazda6 Venture Edition

The CO2 and fuel consumption this vehicle offers are also outstanding.

Mazda6 Venture Edition models come with all standard equipment of the TS2, which features: front, side and curtain airbags, rear vehicle monitoring system, front rain-sensing wipers, leather steering wheel with audio controls, six disc CD changer with Auxiliary jack and six speakers, front and rear parking sensors and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm.

Next, the petrol hatchback Venture Edition is powered by a 2.0-litre (155ps/114 kW) MZR engine. It is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.3 seconds and returns 40.9mpg (combined) with a 159g/km CO2 rating.

The two diesel engines are the 2.2-litre (163ps/120 kW) MZR-CD engine. They offers great performance, and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, and return 53.3mpg (combined cycle) with low emissions of 140 to 141g/km (hatchback/estate).  These two models qualify for Road Fund Licence bands E and F, while reduced Benefit In Kind costs offer significant savings.

There will be released on the market only 257 examples of the 2012 Mazda6 Venture Edition.

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Standard Equipment

Safety & Security

  • All-disc braking system with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Emergency Stop Signal system (ESS)
  • Rear Vehicle Monitoring System (RVMS)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Front, side and curtain airbags
  • Front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load-limiters
  • Three 3-point rear seatbelts
  • Twin ISOFIX child seat anchorages on rear seat
  • Thatcham Category 1 anti-theft alarm and immobiliser

Exterior

  • Front fog lights
  • Sports front grille
  • 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels with 215/50 R17 tyres
  • Body-coloured bumpers, door handles, side mouldings and mirror housings
  • Privacy glass in rear and rear-side windows
  • Electric heated folding door mirrors
  • Body-coloured rear spoiler

Comfort & Convenience

  • Remote central locking with dead locks and folding jack-knife key
  • Global opening/closing for all windows
  • Electric front and rear windows, with one-touch auto down
  • Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
  • Dusk sensing headlights & rain sensing wipers
  • Cruise control
  • Smart turn indicators
  • Remote release fuel filler flap

Interior

  • Height adjustable driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support
  • Front centre console with armrest, storage and cup holders
  • Sports trim
  • Blackout instruments dials
  • Heated front seats
  • Sanyo TomTom® navigation
  • Integrated Bluetooth® system
  • Alloy pedal set
  • Black half-leather seat trim
  • Trip computer with outside temperature display and speed alarm

Interior

  • Leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Radio/Single CD audio system with 4 speakers
  • Karakuri 60/40 split folding rear seats
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Rear seat centre armrest

Performance & Economy

Hatchback

Power

(ps)

Torque

(Nm)

0-62mph

(sec)

Top Speed

(mph)

Combined

(mpg)

2.0 MZR (155ps)

Venture Edition

155

193

10.3

134

40.9

Diesel

2.2 MZR-CD (163ps)

Venture Edition

163

360

9.2

132

53.3

Estate Diesel

2.2 MZR-CD (163ps)

Venture Edition

163

360

9.2

131

53.3

Prices

Hatchback

'On the road'

Retail

CO2

(g/km)

2.0 MZR (155ps)

Venture Edition

£21,000

159

Diesel

2.2 MZR-CD (163ps)

Venture Edition

£22,300

140

Estate

Diesel

2.2 MZR-CD (163ps)

Venture Edition

£22,900

141

Source: Mazda