The rotary engine with a modern twist has returned as Mazda starts mass production of the MX-30 e Skyactiv R-EV for the European market at its Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima.
The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is Mazda’s first mass-production vehicle with a rotary engine in 11 years since the Mazda RX-8 was discontinued in June 2012 and the new hybrid will do 50miles on its battery power alone and prices start at £31,250 with deliveries in the autumn.
The latest generation BMW M2 raises the bar in the high-performance premium compact segment as it launches this week with twin-turbo, straight-six 3.0-litre engine producing 460hp – 90hp more than the original BMW M2.
Available with manual transmission, heightening the classic high-performance sports car feel, it reaches 62mph in 4.1 secs and a softwar Race Track option gives it a 177mph max, from £64,890.