Mazda Will Continue to Develop Rotary Engines

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Mazda Will Continue to Develop Rotary Engines
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Mazda is committing to fuel economy with its new SkyActiv technology, which was expected to render the companies rotary engine lineup defunct. Not so says Mazda, confirming that development continues on the next generation of rotary.  Continue Reading...

Mazda Continuing to Develop Rotary Engine, Possible Audi Partnership in the Works

Mazda Continuing to Develop Rotary Engine, Possible Audi Partnership in the Works
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Rotaries may seem like a thing of the past these days, especially with Mazda preparing to retire the RX-8. But the Wankel-powered sports car won’t be the last Mazda to get the odd powerplant, thanks in part to a recent breakthrough. A recently big step forward for Mazda’s engineers is a newly developed laser ignition… Continue Reading...

Mazda: “We Will Never Give Up” On Rotary Engine

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Mazda: “We Will Never Give Up” On Rotary Engine
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Mazda is still developing their next-generation rotary engine, dubbed the 16X, but development has been slowed by a number of issues, among them the engine’s failure to meet emissions targets. Even though the 16X is expected to bring a 30 percent increase in fuel economy compared to the current 1.3L rotary engine, the 16X is… Continue Reading...

Report: GM Investigating Rotary Engine For Next Chevrolet Volt

Report: GM Investigating Rotary Engine For Next Chevrolet Volt
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File this one under “completely out of left field.” GM engineers are looking for any possible way to cut costs from their Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, and anything is currently on the table. Among the possibilities being investigated is a rotary engine, a powerplant long abandoned by nearly every automaker except Mazda, who still produces… Continue Reading...