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 RENESIS (rotary engine with side exhaust port layout)
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This engine featured a layout where the conventional peripheral exhaust port was modified to the side exhaust port, producing higher performance, improved fuel economy, and low emissions.
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Year manufactured:2003
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Manufacturer:Mazda Motor Corporation (3-1, Shinchi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima 730-8670)
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Classification:-
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Current status:Mass production
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Model / Manufacture
Model:13B-MSP
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Type:Gasoline
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Company name:Mazda Motor Corporation
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Familiar name:-
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Usage:Passenger car engine
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Installation model:Mazda RX-8 Type S
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Year of manufacture:2003
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Specification
Cylinder arrangement, number of cylinders:Inline 2-rotor
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Cycle / cooling method:4/water-cooled
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Valve type / number:None
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Combustion method:Fuel injection type
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Combustion chamber:Bathtub
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Total displacement:654 x 2 cc
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Bore x stroke:240.0×180.0 × 80.0 (rotary) mm
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Compression ratio:10
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Mass (weight):124 kg
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Ignition system:Full transistor type, battery ignition
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Radiator type:Corrugate type
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Performance
Max. output:184 kw (250 ps)/8500 rpm
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Max. torque:216N・m (22.0kg-m/5500 rpm
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Rate of fuel consumption:
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Exhaust emissions measures:Three-way catalyst (monolithic)
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Device
Supercharger type:None
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Intercooler:None
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Variable device:None
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Intake system:Sequential dynamic air intake system
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Exhaust system:-
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Points of interest, topicality:This was the first rotary engine to feature a side exhaust port since the beginning of rotary engine mass production. 2003 JSME Medal for New Technology 2003 and 2004 International Engine of the Year 2004 RJC Technology of the Year
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Features:Excellent output, fuel economy and emissions levels were all accomplished.
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Reference materials:2003 rotary engine (PR documents) Mazda Technical Review No. 21
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Introduction:Compared with previous rotary engines, the RENESIS featured substantially improved fuel economy and cleaner emissions while still realizing high output with normal aspiration. This was enabled by adopting innovative technologies such as a sequential dynamic air intake system and side exhaust port. The inherent characteristics of rotary engines, i.e., compactness, lightness, and high performance, were further advanced. The engine was used in the Mazda RX-8, a no-compromise sports car based on a completely new concept featuring 4 doors and 4 seats.
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