Tnx guys for explaining. In Austria we pay 20 % sales tax and on top of that an emission tax, equals 12 % for a mazda 6 with 2.5 NA petrol engine. That explains the price difference.
So a 2017.5 with highest trim (the only one available for 2.5 and AT as a must) here has a list price of $ 47.000 (41.000 EUR) including taxes + about $ 250 for the registration fee. Since the 2018s are coming any day now, discounts up to $ 9.000 are possible, but still $ 38.000 ist almost double of what you guys on the other side of the pond pay.
So jealous.... but on the other hand we at least get to buy wagons. Not sure if this is worth the price difference though.