Showing posts with label 1994-1995 Mazda Eunos JCES Cosmo Series II. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1994-1995 Mazda Eunos JCES Cosmo Series II. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

1994-1995 Mazda Eunos JCES Cosmo Series II - Approved

Here is something to consider when you send in a Show or Display application or determination, being specific. In this case, the 1994-1995 Mazda Eunos JCES Cosmo Series II was approved, but the 1992 Mazda Cosmo was not approved.

The Cosmo had several unique technologically significant features, the 20B 3 rotor engine, the first production GPS option, and a CRT touch screen.  Total there were 8875 cars made from 1990-1995 with about 40 percent of the cars being 3 rotors - JCES. Even though I haven't found out if there were less than 500 sold, someone managed to get the NHTSA to approve a Nissan Skyline GT-R, that there were a lot more than that sold, and doesn't even actually exist.

This car might be difficult to get EPA certification. I would suggest finding an ICI that can handle this 3 rotor engine prior to importing the car. In some places, like California, it can get very expensive to bring the car into ARB compliance.

"The triple rotor 20B had 2 Litres (1962 cc) of displacement, making it the largest capacity rotary offered for sale by Mazda. It produced 300 hp (224 kW) and 300 lb·ft (402 N·m) with twin turbochargers. The JC series Cosmo set several firsts in Automotive history. Its 13B-REW and 20B-REW engines were the first series production twin sequential turbo systems to be offered for sale on a rotary engined car (The twin sequential turbo piston engined Porsche 959 predates the Eunos Cosmo by several years). The better known FD RX-7 didn't receive the twin turbo 13B-REW engine until early 1992. Plus was the first production car in the world to get a GPS option & the first in Japan to use the "Palmnet" serial data comms system for ECU-to-ECAT operation.

This 4th generation Cosmo was way ahead of its time electronically as well by being offered [4] with Car Control System, a CRT colour touch-screen controlling climate control, mobile phone, GPS car navigation, NTSC TV, radio and CD-Player."
Source: Wikipedia