The Wankel engine has 48% fewer parts and about a third the bulk and weight of a reciprocating engine?
In a rotary engine, the pressure of combustion is contained in a chamber formed by part of the housing and sealed in by one face of the triangular rotor?
The minimization of moving parts can translate into better reliability from a rotary engine? The rotary engines are internally balanced with spinning counterweights that are phased to cancel out any vibrations.
Each combustion event lasts through 270 degrees of the output shaft's rotation? This means that a single-rotor engine delivers power for three-quarters of each revolution of the output shaft.
Higher engine speeds are possible on a Wankel engine, compared with a piston engine?
One of the main advantages of the Wankel engine is that advanced pollution control devices are easier to design than for the conventional piston engine?