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2011 Mazda RX-8 4dr Cpe Man Sport

4dr Cpe Man Sport

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Price with options: $26,795

MSRP: $26,795

Base Invoice: $24,819

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City: 16 - Hwy: 22

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2011 Mazda RX-8 Pros

The RX-8 gets but one change for 2011-- Aurora Blue Mica paint has been dropped from the R3 trim.

2011 Mazda RX-8 Model Highlights

The core of the RX-8 since 2003 has been its 1.3-liter twin-rotor RENESIS rotary engine. With the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the engine makes 232 hp. The optional 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters, available on the Sport and Grand Touring models, makes 212 hp. The front suspension is aluminum double wishbone, and the rear features a multi-link setup with stabilizer bars all around. Steering assistance comes from an electric motor rather than a power-steering pump for fuel savings and better feedback.

Rear passengers enter the small rear compartment using rear-hinged half-doors. The lack of a B-pillar makes this possible without compromising on safety. A series of locking pins hold the doors together and also connect them directly into the roof and floor. Six air bags are standard, as are anti-lock disc brakes with tire pressure monitoring and electronic brake distribution systems. Even the brake pedal is designed to break away in a forceful crash to avoid injuries to feet and legs.

The entry-level RX-8 Sport can be equipped with either manual or automatic transmissions, front and rear stabilizer bars and limited-slip differential for manual models. Power mirrors, doors and windows are standard, as are 18-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning with pollen filter, 6-speaker sound system, cruise control and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The Grand Touring adds xenon HID headlights, fog lights, HomeLink, rain-sensing wipers and stability control with traction control. Inside, the stereo gets an upgrade to a Bose system, the power driver's seat has a memory function and the leather seats are heated. A DVD-based navigation system is optional. The Grand Touring gets a standard moonroof and satellite radio.

The performance-enhanced R3 has a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and front suspension crossmembers filled with urethane foam for a more comfortable ride. The wheels are slightly larger at 19 inches and the rear has a wing-style spoiler rather than a lip spoiler. The Recaro seats in the R3 are covered in leather and cloth trim, and the Bose sound system is standard. The factory navigation system is not available for the R3.

2011 Mazda RX-8 Model News

The RX-8 has a lot of competition among sporty vehicles in the $30,000 range, but it is the Mazda's unique features that enhance its appeal. The Mazda RENESIS rotary engine is the only one of its kind available in the United States, and the RX-8's rounded styling makes it unmistakable on the road. The RX-8's handling is almost universally acclaimed by auto journalists and enthusiasts alike. Add in Mazda's reputation for making great-handling, reliable, value-laden vehicles and the RX-8 becomes the only one in its class.

2011 Mazda RX-8 Value Writeup

Distinctive styling; unique Wankel rotary engine; excellent handling

Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Displacement 1.3L/80
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas Rotary
Fuel System MPFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 232 @ 8500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 5500
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 18
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)  
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
EPA Classification Sub-compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3065
AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: digital clock, (6) speakers, aux input jack
In-glass rear antenna
18" x 8" aluminum alloy wheels w/locks
Body-color pwr mirrors
Free style doors
Halogen headlights
Heat absorbent tinted windshield w/sunshade
LED tail lights
P225/45R18 high-performance summer tires
Rear lip spoiler
Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
(2) resettable trip odometers
Air conditioning
Alarm system w/engine immobilizer
Aluminum & leather-wrapped shift knob
Aluminum foot pedals & footrest
Black gauges -inc: chrome bezels, white lettering, blue LED illumination w/red nighttime illumination
Black scuff plates w/aluminum accents
Center console w/pwr outlet
Cigarette lighter w/ash tray
Cloth front bucket seats -inc: integrated head restraints, passenger one touch walk-in function
Cloth-trimmed door panels
Cruise control
Cup holders -inc: (2) front, (2) rear
Front/rear carpeted floor mats
Illuminated locking glove compartment
Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/cruise & audio controls
Lighting -inc: ignition key, door/overhead dimming, dual maplights
Outside temp display
Overhead console w/sunglass holder
Pwr door locks w/illuminated switches
Pwr windows -inc: one-touch open/close, remote down, illuminated switches
Rear bucket seats w/pass-through
Rear console w/covered storage
Rear heat ducts
Rear window defogger w/auto-off feature
Remote fuel door/hood/trunk lid release
Remote keyless entry w/illuminated entry
Side window demisters
Warning lamps -inc: airbags, battery, brake, engine, fuel, high-beam, oil, seat belt, tire pressure
1.3L RENESIS MPFI 2-rotor rotary engine
4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes
6-speed manual transmission w/OD & short-throw shifter
Direct drive electric pwr rack & pinion steering
Front/rear stabilizer bars
Independent double-wishbone front suspension -inc: gas shocks
Independent multi-link rear suspension -inc: gas shocks
Lightweight carbon fiber driveshaft
Low pressure main muffler exhaust
Rear wheel drive
Shock tower brace
Single exhaust system w/dual chrome tailpipes
Sport-tuned suspension
Torque sensing limited slip differential
Variable dynamic effect intake system
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
Driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant detection system
Driver & front passenger curtain airbags
Driver & front passenger side airbags
Front 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
Tire pressure monitoring system