Mazda 16X rotary engine coming in two years, will debut in all-new model - report

Mazda stopped building rotary engines in 2012 but a recent report is indicting a new one is just two years away.

Citing an anonymous source, Autoblog says the engine will be called the 16X and offer more performance and lower fuel consumption than its predecessor. Little else is known about the engine but the source said it deliver more torque while not burning as much oil at higher revs.

The engine will reportedly debut in an all-new model but there's no word on what it could be. However, previous reports have indicated the company could be developing a hydrogen-electric vehicle with a rotary range-extending engine.

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