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2008 Mazda RX-8 4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport Specs

4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
MSRP based on 4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
 

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 16 mpg City/23 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas Rotary, 1.3L
EPA Class Sub-compact
Style Name 4dr Cpe Auto Sport
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Doors 2
Body Style 2dr Car
Transmission 6-speed sport automatic transmission w/OD, paddle shifters, adaptive shift logic

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3084
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8
Second Hip Room (in) 48.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 52.8
Length, Overall (in) 174.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 106.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.6

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16

Performance Specs

Engine
Fuel System MPFI
Engine Type Gas Rotary
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 212 @ 7500
Displacement 1.3L/80
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 5500
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71
Trans Type 6
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.43
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.99
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size NA
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Material NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution...
Driver & front passenger airbags
Driver & front passenger side airbags
Driver & front passenger curtain airbags
Occupant detection system for passenger side air bag
Front 3-point seat belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Years 3
Drivetrain Miles/km 60,000
Drivetrain Years 5
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 36,000
Roadside Assistance Years 3

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
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