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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

A great combination between sportiness and practicality, the Mazda RX-8 came with seating for four, good fuel consumption and a great powerful engine.

The most interesting aspects of the RX-8 were the rear-hinghed doors and the rotary engine.

Mazda was already known for the rotary engine mounted on their models since the late 70’s.

Amazingly, the 1.3-liter rotary engine was able to put out 232 hp. The high revving engine was accompanied by a nibmle handling and an incredibly precise steering that made twisty roads fun.

While the engine produced an impressive power, the sports car reached 100 kph in around 7 seconds, which was not quite a performance.

Three trim levels were offered for the 2008 model: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.

The Sport trim level came with 16-inch alloys, air-conditioning, cruise control and the engine could be mated with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifter mounted of the steering wheel.

The Touring trim offered the Sport trim plus a sunroof, foglamps, a Bose premium audio system, xenon headlights and others.

The Grand Touring trim level was designed to offer more luxury with power driving seat, heated seats and leather upholstery. For this trim level, a stand-alone optional navigation system was available.

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MAZDA RX-8 2008 - 2012
  2 gasoline engines
  • 1.3L 4AT (212 HP)
  • 1.3L 6MT (232 HP)

MAZDA RX-8 1.3L 4AT (212 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.3L 4AT (212 HP)
Cylinders
2-rotor rotary
Displacement
1308 cm3
Power
155.9 KW @ 7500 RPM
212 HP @ 7500 RPM
209 BHP @ 7500 RPM
Torque
159 lb-ft @ 5500 RPM
216 Nm @ 5500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
137 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.6 in (4460 mm)
Width
69.7 in (1770 mm)
Height
52.8 in (1341 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.3 in (1,501/1,506 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.6 cuFT (215 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3111 lbs (1411 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3858 lbs (1750 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
23 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
258 g/km

MAZDA RX-8 1.3L 6MT (232 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.3L 6MT (232 HP)
Cylinders
2-rotor rotary
Displacement
1308 cm3
Power
170.6 KW @ 8500 RPM
232 HP @ 8500 RPM
229 BHP @ 8500 RPM
Torque
159 lb-ft @ 5500 RPM
216 Nm @ 5500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
145 mph (233 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.6 in (4460 mm)
Width
69.7 in (1770 mm)
Height
52.8 in (1341 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.3 in (1,501/1,506 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.6 cuFT (215 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3064 lbs (1390 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3818 lbs (1732 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
299 g/km
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