Mazda MX-30 will be launched with Wankel engine
After years of waiting and rumours, Mazda has finally updated its rotary engine and the Mazda MX-30 REV is set to feature a revived Wankel engine as a range extender. To be introduced at the Brussels Motor Show in January 2023. We should mention that this engine will play the role of a generator for this new Mazda car.
Of course, you should not confuse the Mazda MX-30 REV with the rotary vankel engine with the Mazda RX-7. This engine has a constant operating speed and only serves as a generator to charge the Mazda MX-30 REV batteries. In this way, no power is transferred from it to the wheels like the Mazda RX-7 engine. According to this Japanese company, this combination offers the advantages of electric drives with the range of internal combustion engines. The main weakness of this new Mazda car is its very small range. According to published information, the Mazda MX-30 uses a 35.5 kWh battery that can travel 161 kilometers on a full charge. The all-electric model of this car is also equipped with an electric engine with a power of 144 horsepower and 271 Nm of torque and can reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 9.6 seconds.
No information about the engine size of Mazda MX-30 REV has been officially announced by this company. It is also not clear whether Mazda will increase the power of the electric drive to compensate for the increase in the car's weight. It is with a rotary engine. In the same year, this company officially announced the beginning of the development of this new car, and in 2021, the Mazda MX-30 electric model without a rotary engine was available to customers.
Mazda and Wankel engine have had a very close relationship for many years. At first, this company received the certificate of use of this type of engine from the German company NSU, and then their engineers changed and upgraded this engine. The sports coupe Cosmo was unveiled in 1964 as the first Mazda car with a Wankel engine.
Of course, the mass production of this car took place in 1967, and then Mazda introduced models such as the RX-3 and RX-3 with Wankel engines. Used in more products. But problems such as high fuel consumption and high emissions of rotary engines left the RX-8 coupe off the production line. /ul>
Source: Motor 1