MAZDA WORKING ON NEW WANKEL
THE magazine Auto Evolution has uncovered a patent application for a rotary engine. The U.S. patent application is number 2016/0084158.
Titled “Rotary Piston Engine Mounted on Vehicle”, Mazda submitted it last year and the U.S. Patent Office published it on March 24. The patent drawings show how Mazda may be dealing with rotary issues. Auto Evolution says that Mazda is flipping the engine over, putting the intake at the bottom and the exhaust at the top. The turbo is mounted on the exhaust outlet, giving the exhaust gases a short trip to the turbo. This should improve performance, especially throttle response.
Motor Trend said this is similar to V8 engines.