Mazda 16x – The Future of the Rotary Engine

The Mazda RX2, Mazda RX3, Mazda RX4, Mazda RX7 and now Mazda RX8 are all illustrations of prosperous rotary motor sports activities cars and trucks. The New Mazda 16x Rotary Motor really should additional popularize this offbeat combustion motor which characteristics (as rotaries constantly have) a compact design and style with an excellent power-to-weight ratio all in just 1.6 Liters.

Mazda is contacting this new rotary motor the “very long-stroke rotary motor.” As you may well currently know, the 13B rotary engine has a displacement of just 1300cc, which is 1.3 Liters. When the Mazda 16x has an motor displacement of 1600cc (800cc x 2), which is 1.6 Liters and nevertheless they’ve created the 16x noticeably greater than the 13B – it weighs significantly less than a 13B. This is because of to aluminum facet housings, which Mazda claims shouldn’t scare us.

Mazda’s goal right here is “increased thermal efficiency” – which in essence suggests, any motor vehicle powered by the Mazda 16x is heading to move like stink. Mazda says this [thermal efficiency] will increase torque at all engine speeds. (Rotary engines are notorious for acquiring low torque, in particular on the minimal-conclusion.)

They have also extra Direct Gasoline Injection so you can count on the 16x to be noticeably much more affordable when compared to rotaries of the previous. Destructive emissions will be considerably diminished as very well and energy should really be a little increased when compared to widespread multi-level gas injected rotaries these kinds of as the 13B. This ought to lean the gas-air mixture out as very well and may possibly increase the rotaries terrible pattern of flooding every time you move her down the road a block.

Mazda has performed amazing issues with their gentle and sporty 1.3 Liter 13B – just envision what they can do with this new Mazda 16x! Improved but, just envision what you could do with this new Mazda 16x rotary engine! Regretably, nevertheless, Mazda has yet to announce a output car or truck to have the 16x. The closest we have gotten is the Mazda Taiki, a much-out prototype produced by Mazda underneath the “Nagare”(which is, Japanese for “circulation”) strategy of design and style.

So when will we see this new rotary motor in action?

Several predicted this new rotary engine to appear in the 2009 Mazda RX8, but when the cover was pulled off at the North American Global Car Show in Detroit, we noticed very little but the Mazda 13B MSP Renesis engine beneath it truly is glimmering hood.

To respond to the query your guess is as great as mine.