Audi A1 e-Tron revealed w/ Wankel engine.

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Originally Posted By: flacoman
I suspect it's probably a Rotax ...
Nope, it's a totally new design by AVL of Graz, Austria, who engineered the system for Audi. Here's a very similar earlier prototype designed to be fitted into a Mini: http://www.a3ps.at/site/images/stories/a..._2009_10_16.pdf It's common but also kind of ironic that Audi went to an outside contracter since Audi was part of a merger formed by Volkswagen when they bought NSU, for whom Felix Wankel worked when he was developing the rotary engine. It will be interesting to compare Audi's new single-rotor Wankel with the 498 cc 50 hp single-rotor Wankel found in the 1964 NSU Spider.
 
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Originally Posted By: flacoman
OMC made a wankel outboard . Cleaned up in racing while it was legal. Kawasaki had a motorcycle too.
I know Suzuki had a Wankel motorcycle, but not Kawasaki that I know of.
 
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