Mazda and Audi will develop a new rotary engine
Mazda, the manufacturer of Hiroshima, is far from being a giant automotive and research in matters of rotary engines it is very expensive. But to spend a higher regard to the development of the next generation of its Wankel engine registry, it has signed an agreement with the four-ring manufacturer, Audi.
In fact, this association between the two manufacturers is not a surprise if we take into account the unveiling, at the last Salon de Geneve, the Audi A1 e-tron concept, which is powered by a hybrid engine comprising an engine rotatable. This concept receives an electric motor of 102 hp combines a small rotary engine only 254 cm? allowing it to increase its autonomy and will be around 250 km.
The goal is for both companies is to have a rotary engine with CO2 fumes should not exceed 130 g / km. For example, the Mazda RX-8 now present emanations of 299 g / km.
Furthermore, the future Audi A1 e-tron that could benefit from the new rotary engine designed by these two manufacturers, one can easily imagine that the first car that Mazda would have this new engine will be called ... RX-7.