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I got my '16 M6 Touring based almost exclusively on that 'balance' that you mention...and, the manual transmission option. I needed/could afford a mid-size sedan, but desperately wanted one with some (any) real 'sporting' capabilities. I took a leap of faith, having zero experience with any Mazda products. (OK, not completely correct, my wife owns an NB Miata that I'm allowed to drive infrequently.) I feel like that faith has been rewarded.
Yes, it would be nice to have 200+ hp on tap, but I agree with you - a bigger motor (or even too much hp) would upset that beautiful 'balance' of chassis/steering/engine. I'm old enough to remember when 184 hp would have been a pretty impressive output for an up-market German sedan, let alone an inexpensive family mid-sizer.
Whats that old saying? "Its more fun to drive 'slow' cars fast, than it is to drive 'fast' cars slow."
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2016 Mazda 6 Touring (w/6-speed manual transmission)
OE fog lights/navigation card/auto-dimming mirror/
Tanabe front strut bar/
Orange Virus 91-octane tune/Racing Beat rear muffler