Wankel engine spins with Mazda MX-30; here are the first details

The long-running development process for the Wankel engine will be back on the road via the Mazda MX-30.

In some periods of our lives, there are moments when we say, “That day is today…”. Car enthusiasts, on the other hand, have started to say this more frequently in the last few years, especially with the moves made in the electrification focus. We are living in the days when we witness history as Ferrari produced an SUV, the Ford F-150 was offered as electric and Lamborghini produced its last true internal combustion engine. We are now ready to see one of these steps on the Mazda front. Finally, the Japanese manufacturer, which has been trying to adapt the Wankel engine we saw in the RX-8 to the future without giving up on developing it for years, finally seems ready for mass production. Mazda, which won a throne in our hearts by not eliminating Wankel, which is embroidered into the character of the brand as much as its design philosophy, will take the engine back to the road through the MX-30 integration if there is no problem.

Mazda MX-30 electric car

Mazda may combine new Wankel engine with hybrid driving quality

As die-hard LOG followers may recall, Wankel’s resurrection step isn’t all that new. We know that Mazda has been working on using this engine as a range extender in electric cars for a long time. Presenting the process to users via the MX-30 will actually be a surprising and necessary step. The range data of the brand’s first electric vehicle, the MX-30, which was 200 kilometers from the factory and regressed to 160 kilometers in real-world dynamics, has been the focus of criticism for a long time. The single electric motor positioned in the vehicle offers approximately 145 horsepower and 271 Nm of torque, and the 0-100 value of 9.6 seconds in parallel makes the process insufficient in terms of performance. With Wankel’s entry into this operation, we expect to see noticeable improvements in range and performance. According to the calendar shared by Mazda in this context, the new system will be in front of us in 2023.

An engineering close to the Nissan e-Power system can be used

The “generator” quality comes to the fore among our expectations in the use of the new generation, in which Mazda will center Wankel. We can see a similar philosophy in Mazda’s new approach, similar to Nissan’s e-Power technology, which entered the Turkish market last week via Qashqai and X-Trail. Launching its cars with e-Power technology as indirect electric vehicles, Nissan plays an active role in the use of internal combustion engine electric motors in its approach. In this architecture, which is different from the hybrid systems we are used to, we see that the gasoline engine is supportive so that the vehicle can be used as a 100 percent electric car. We may see a similar approach in the Mazda Wankel system that we will see next year.

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