This video confirms that Mazda is working on a new version of the rotary motorNovember 14, 2019
The Japanese company published a video showing the history of the creation of a rotary engine. In the description for this video there is such a line: “The history of the Mazda and the rotary engine is not over yet.”
Since it was decided in 2012 to discontinue production of the Mazda RX-8 sports coupe with a rotary engine under the hood, the Japanese company is only looking for a reason to return an updated version of the rotor legend. There were rumors that yes, the automaker’s engineers are working on improving rotary engines, patent photographs have even been published confirming this fact. But in any case, so far we have not seen anything concrete.
A couple of minutes ago, a video appeared on Mazda’s official YouTube channel, watching which we were convinced that the new rotary motor would certainly be presented.
The video, dubbed “The 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Motor,” lasts 12 minutes and tells the story of how the engineers of the Japanese company created the rotary engine. Yes, this video does not tell us anything new, but … It is the description for the video that makes us understand that further development of this technology takes place: “The history of the Mazda and the rotary engine is not over yet.” That’s all for now – there is no rough date, no details about the new sports car.
Just last month, Mazda announced that there was still hope for a completely new sports car, under the hood of which there would be a new rotary engine, but it was still not under development. Then, at the beginning of this year, patents were discovered that seem to improve the rotary engine, including its intake efficiency and much more. Patents also hint at turbocharging.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the Mazda CX-5 2020 model year received new options and a new price tag. So far, the changes have affected only models with gasoline engines. The company did not report details on diesel modifications. The updated crossover will go on sale in the near future.
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