Mazda Capella sold as autobahn stürmer?

Mazda Capella sold as autobahn stürmer?

Have a look at this 1978 Mazda Capella ad:

At first I didn’t really notice, but this Japanese advertisement for the Mazda Capella is shot at the German Autobahn in the late 70s with a German License plate. By passing the BMW 3 series it looks like Mazda is saying they build a better autobahn stürmer than the BMW 3 series. However this second generation Capella did not feature a Wankel engine like the Capella 616 based RX-2 did. It would really have been a slap in the face if it did have the Wankel engine: the German invention made into perfection by Japanese engineers and sold with a Japanese hardtop coupe as an autobahn stürmer. IMO a missed opportunity…


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