Get more detailed information on your MazdaRX-8. Check out our website at www.mazda.ca for specifications and features, option packages, pricing, financing and to find a dealer near you. Mazda Canada Inc.,Suite 400,305 Milner Avenue,Scarborough,OntarioM1B 3V4 Printed in CanadaPart No.9999-92-R804-EN Imagine a new kind of sports car.
A truly original, innovative sports car 3 born from a car company that dares to break from, and re-invent, tradition. Introducing the all-new,rotary-powered Mazda RX-8.The sports car that pushes the limits of cutting-edge technology, casts aside outdated definitions, and gives Mazda 9s sports car heritage a radical new spin.The revolutionary2004 Mazda RX-8. Experience it for yourself.Once you do, the way you think about sports cars will never be the sam e.
LIKE MOST REVOLUTIONS,THIS ONE IS FUELLED BY IMAGINATION. The Mazda RX-8 9s RENESIS rotary engine is lighter and 30% more compact than conventional piston engines of comparable power.This allows the engine to be placed behind the front axle and in a lower position, providing several key advantages: An exceptional power-to-weight ratio for enhanced acceleration.A low centre of gravity for superb handling.Plus more cabin space to comfortablyenjoy the inspiring performance that rotary power makes possible. Note: Superb handling is achieved by attaining a low polar moment.See ... more. less.
following page for details.<br><br> V6 engineRENESIS rotary 1000 RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM 7000 RPM 8000 RPM 9000 RPM ITS ADVANCED ROTARY ENGINE PUTS AWHOLE NEW SPIN ON PERFORMANCE. Underneath Mazda RX-8 9s handsome aluminum hood is the smooth-revving, high-output 238-hp RENESIS rotary engine*. No cylinders.<br><br> No pistons Just a remarkable 9,000-rpm redline. For sure-footed handling,the RX-8 boasts a fully-independent suspension system with double -wishbones up front and a multi-link design in the rear. And to ensure precise control,its rack-and-pinion steering system utilizes a speed-sensiti ve electric boost.Linear fade-resistant stops are also a given with Mazda 9s technology 3 thanks to the RX-8 9s massive,4-wheel ventilated disc brakes and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD).Phenomenal braking power.All great reasons to join the revolution.<br><br> ROTARY-DRIVEN INNOVATION: The RX-8 9s advanced RENESIS rotary engine is the culmination of more than 40 years of extensive resea rch development,racing and refinement conducted by Mazda engineers. Since 1961, Mazda has designed and built more than 80 different rotary engines in 2,3,and even 4-rotor configurations. In 1991,a rotary-powered Mazda won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, beating out the f avoured entries from Mercedes Benz and Jaguar.<br><br> Mazda has now sold more than1.8 millionrotary-powered vehicles worldwide, including thre e distinct generations of the legendary, rotary-powered Mazda RX-7. The Sport mode AT (4-speed automatic transmission) engine delivers 197-hp with a 7,500-rpm redline. .<br><br> , , * 238HP @ 8500 RPM RX-8 6-speed MT 197HP @ 7200 RPM RX-8 4-speed Sport mode AT 225 HP 200 HP 175 HP 150 HP 125 HP 100 HP 75 HP 50 HP 25 HP Sophisticated rotary technology is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Mazda RX-8 9s advanced engineering.Because in addition to a choice of two rotary engine transmission packages, the RX-8 also utilizes the integral Power Plant Frame (PPF) technology of Miata legacy. Generally, under acceleration the driveshaft torque tends to twist the whole drivetrain, wasting en ergy and performance.To combat this, the Power Plant Frame marries engine, transmission and differential into a single,rigid unit.Th e remarkable result of this design is a drivetrain that virtually eliminates the twisting.So when you step on the accelerator, ma ximum power is swiftly and directly provided to the rear wheels giving the RX-8 its tight, quick feel.What it takes to stay ahead of the pack . UNDERNEATH ITS EXQUISITE EXTERIOR BEATS THE HEART OF A COMPETITOR.ANDABACKBONE OF STEEL.<br><br> An important contributor to the Mazda RX-8 9s excellent handling is its clow polar moment of yaw inertia. d Translation: cYaw ine rtia dcan be described as the resistance of a vehicle to being turned from its natural straight line path. Thanks to its clow polar moment, d the RX-8 is ver y responsive to a change in direction and provides more agile handling than cars with a chigh polar moment. d The RX-8 9s rotary engine helps make this possible by all owing more mass to be positioned close to the car 9s centre point 3 its yaw axis.Core powertrain components,and the fuel tank,are located between the axes of the wheels for better dynamics. A car with its mass mor e widely distributed is less responsive to any desired change in direction .<br><br> High polar momentLow polar moment The rewards of Mazda RX-8 9s inventive thinking aren 9t limited to the engine compartment.For openers, its freestyle door system banishes the centre pillars, granting pilot and passengers unrestricted access to first-class seating for up to 4 adults.The st ructural integrity of the vehicle is maintained by an innovative door system,integrating the catch pins,door latches and virtual B-pilla r.All this provides side impact safety that leaves no doubt.Aft,an unobstructed cargo area thoughtfully welcomes any weekend luggage Unshackled from tradition 9s trade-offs,the RX-8 re-defines the sports car.And opens up a whole new world of possibilities . . ITS INGENIOUS ENGINEERING DOESN 9T HINGE SOLELYON ITS POWERTRAIN.<br><br> The RENESIS rotary engine 9s compact size enabled Mazda engineers to design a sports car chassis and rigid cabin structure that can accommodate four full-size adult passengers 3twice as many as a conventional sports car of similar dimensions. It 9s a graphi c example of how rotary technology allows form to beautifully follow function. Rear engineFront mid-engine A quick glance around the Mazda RX-8 9s cockpit telegraphs its driver-centric design.<br><br> Electroluminescent gauges ignite before yo ur eyes 3 changing from blue to amber. A thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel puts the controls of the sound system as well as the paddle-style s hifters for the available Sport mode automatic transmission, quite literally, at your fingertips.The drilled-aluminum foot pedals (6MT) reflect its competitive heritage.Sight unseen,dual-stage driver and front passenger side air bags*provide peace of mind, along with curtain and front s ide air bags As the 9-speaker Bose ® stereo blasts out an appropriate tune,you truly appreciate the patented noise compensation technology that allows only pure sound to your ears.With all unwanted noise removed,you are focused as you consult the available DVD navigation system The tach skyrockets to its 9,000-rpm redline.And suddenly,there 9s not a stretch of road that 9s remotely your equal. Always wear your safety belts and secure children in the rear seat.Consult owner 9s manual.<br><br> *. . ALL EXCHANGES BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE SHOULD BE THIS INTUITIVE.<br><br> * EXCITING PAST.AN EXHILARATING FUTURE. Innovative.Stylish.Fun-to-drive.For more than 40 years,Mazda has dedicated itself to engineering vehicles for drivers who truly savour the cemotion of motion. dThat fun-to-drive,connected-to-the-road feeling that can turn a simple drive into an exhilarating experience.Which is why you 9ll find the csoul of a sports car din every vehicle we make From the remarkable RX-8 and MX-5 Miata to the Tribute and MPV,Mazdas don 9t look like 3 or drive like 3 anything else on the road.There 9s a Zoom-Zoom factor in their DNA 3 part engineering,part spirit.We invite you to share the Mazda driving experience with us soon.You 9ll quickly discover yourself in good company.<br><br> . 2004 MAZDA RX - 8 ACCESSORIES | COLOURS WINNING BLUE METALLIC BRILLIANT BLACK TITANIUM GREY METALLIC LIGHTNING YELLOW VELOCITY RED METALLICSUNLIGHT SILVER METALLIC For peace of mind motoring,we 9ve created the Mazda Added Protection Plan (MAP). MAP complements your Mazda Limited Warranty for up to 7 years or160,000 km,and protects you from unexpected repair expenses and the rising cost of repairs.<br><br> All MAP plans i nclude Personal Budget and Repair Inflation Protection. In addition, all MAP plans include Premium Roadside Assistance, which extends the roadside assistance coverage offered during the new vehicle limited warranty period throughout the MAP term. The Premium Roadsi de Assistance offers Towing, Battery Boost, Out-of-Fuel Coverage, Tire Service, Lockout Service, Emergency Travel Expense Reimburs ement and Travel Planning.<br><br> Should you ever decide to sell your Mazda vehicle, MAP is transferable to future owners and will enhance the resale value of your vehicle.The Mazda Added Protection Plan is fully backed and administered by Mazda Canada Inc. For more information,please contact your Mazda Dealer. Product changes and options availability: Following publication of this brochure, certain changes in standard equipment, option s, prices and the like,or product delays may have occurred which would not be included in these pages.Your Mazda Dealer is your best source for up-to-date information.<br><br> Mazda reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without incurring obligations. Options and accessories sh own or described in this brochure are available at extra cost and may be offered only in combination with other options or subj ect to additional ordering requirements or limitations. E.<br><br> & O. E. The basic warranty on the Mazda RX-8 covers all parts found to be factory defective for 3 years or 80,000 km whichever comes fi rst Additional warranties cover powertrain components for a period of 5 years or 100,000 km whichever comes first, body sheet metal perforation for 5 years and unlimited mileage and specific emission control components for up to 8 years or 128,000 km.<br><br> Exclusions from coverage are limite d to maintenance items or adjustments (repairs not requiring parts replacement) on vehicles over 12 months old and repairs due to normal wear and tear. Ask your Mazd a Dealer for additional information As part of our commitment to your total satisfaction, 2004 Mazda RX-8 owners are automatically enrolled in our Roadside Assistance Program.Roadside Assistance protects your Mazda RX-8 for the duration of the 3-year basic limited warranty. Should y ou require assistance during this period,our service will help to get your vehicle back on the road and minimize any inconvenience.<br><br> For complete details on this program, see your Mazda Dealer MAZDA WARRANTY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Pictured above from left to right: mud guards (rear), front mask, moonroof wind deflector. For further information please refer to the Mazda Accessories Brochure. Mazda notes that all Genuine Mazda Accessories, if inst alled by your Mazda Dealer prior to or at an initial vehicle retail delivery, carry the same new-vehicle warranty as the Mazda RX-8.<br><br> " Front air dam " Mud guards, rear " Cargo net " Side deflector " Scuff plates, aluminum " Moonroof wind deflector " Rear spoiler " All-weather floor mats " Front mask " 18" aluminum alloy wheel (polished) " Aluminum fuel-filler door (chrome) " Wheel locks " Mud guards, front " Cargo tray EXTERIOR COLOURS INTERIOR COLOURS BLACK CLOTH BLACK/TAUPE LEATHER BLACK/RED LEATHER BLACK LEATHER COLOUR COMBINATIONS EXTERIORINTERIOR CLOTHLEATHER Winning Blue MetallicBlackBlack Brilliant BlackBlackBlack/Taupe Velocity Red MetallicBlackBlack/Red Titanium Grey MetallicBlackBlack/Taupe Sunlight Silver MetallicBlackBlack Lightning YellowBlackBlack ACCESSORIES . . .<br><br> ENGINE 4-speed Sport mode AT6-speed MT Type1.3L rotary engine1.3L rotary engine Displacement 654 cc x 2654 cc x 2 Compression ratio10.0:110.0:1 Horsepower SAE net hp197 @ 7,200 rpm238 @ 8,500 rpm Torque,SAE net lb.ft.164 @ 5,000 rpm159 @ 5,500 rpm Fuel systemElectro magneticElectro magnetic Recommended fuelPremium (unleaded)Premium (unleaded) DRIVETRAIN TypeFront rotary engine/rear-wheel drive Clutch typeSingle dry plate, (diaphragm spring) (Except AT) Transmission4-speed Sport mode automatic transmission with paddle shifters; 6-speed manual with short-throw shifter Gear ratios: 4AT6MT 1st2.7853.760 2nd1.5452.269 DRIVETRAIN (cont 9d) 4AT6MT 3rd1.0001.645 4th0.6941.187 5th 31.000 6th 30.843 Reverse2.2723.564 Final drive4.4444.444 SUSPENSION FrameUnit body (Monocoque), Power Plant Frame (PPF) SuspensionSport-tuned suspension with independent front double-wishbone, rear multi-link, gas-filled shock absorbers, front strut tower bar, front and rear stabilizer bars CHASSIS SteeringDirect drive electronically assisted steering Steering ratio16.43:1 Steering wheel turns2.99 (lock-to-lock) Min.turning circle10.6m (curb-to-curb) CHASSIS (cont 9d) BrakesPower-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) w/ Electronic Brake Force Distribution(EBFD) DynamicStabilityControl (DSC)(GT models) Wheels18" aluminum alloy wheels Tire225/45R18 Curb weight 4AT: 1,394 kg; 6MT: 1,384 kg ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Battery75D26LColdcrankingcapacity490 A Alternator12-volt 3100 ampIgnition systemPointless CAPACITIES Seating4 PersonsWasher fluid tank3.5L Engine oil capacity4AT: 6.0L; 6MT 6.7LFuel tank60L Coolant capacity8.7L EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS (mm) Wheelbase2,700Overall width1,770 Track (fr/rr)1,500/1,505Overall height1,340 Overall length4,424Ground clearance120 (laden) INTERNAL DIMENSIONS (mm) Headroom (fr/rr)960/935 (w/o moonroof) 922/927 (w/ moonroof) Legroom (fr/rr)1,084/820 Shoulder room (fr/rr)1,393/1,395 Hip room (fr/rr)1,359/1,414 Cargo volume290L TRANSPORT CANADA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS 4-speed Sport mode AT6-speed MT City12.9L/100 km12.8L/100 km Highway 8.8L/100 km 9.2L/100 km ESTIMATED PERFORMANCE DATA Coefficient of drag (Cd)0.31 Weight distribution % (fr/rr)48/52 ENGINEERING FEATURESGSGT 1.3L Rotary engineSS Variable dynamic effect intake systemSS 6-speed manual overdrive transmission with short-throw shifter or4-speed Sport mode automatic transmission with paddle shiftersSS Limited-slip rear differential 6MTonlyS Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) w/ Traction Control System (TCS) 3S Direct drive electronically assisted steeringSS Power-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc brakesSS Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) w/ Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD)SS Front engine/rear-wheel driveSS Front independent double-wishbone suspensionSS Rear independent multi-link suspensionSS Sport-tuned suspensionSS Front and rear stabilizer barsSS Power Plant Frame (PPF)SS Strut tower barSS Engine immobilizer theft-deterrent systemSS EXTERIOR FEATURES 18"aluminum alloy wheels; 225/45R18 performance radial tiresSS Body-colour bumpers and door handlesSS Indoor high mount stop lampSS Dual body-colour power remote-control heated door mirrorsSS Headlights 3 halogenS 3 Headlights 3 Xenon 3S Automatic headlight leveling 3S Headlight cleanersSS Fog lightsSS Windshield with sunshadeSS Variable intermittent windshield wipersSS Glass imprinted antennaSS Dual outlet exhaust system (chrome garnish)SS INTERIOR FEATURES: COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE Bose ® premium audio sound system w/ AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer and clock w/ built-in audio display (includes 9 speakers)SS Cruise controlSS Steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controlsSS INTERIOR FEATURES: COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE (cont 9d) GSGT Air conditioning SS Micro-filterSS Rear seat heater ductsSS Rear window defrosterSS Power door locks w/ 2-stage unlockingSS Slam locksSS Remote keyless entry system with welcome mode and panic alarm (includes two transmitters)SS Driver/front passenger illuminated power door lock switchSS Central locking feature on driver 9s doorSS Remote fuel door and trunk lid releasesSS Power windows with driver-side one-touch down feature and power delaySS Driver/front passenger illuminated power window switchSS Power-operated glass moonroof 3O Ignition key illuminationSS Front door courtesy lampsSS Illuminated entrySS Cargo area lightSS Driver/passenger illuminated vanity mirrorsSS Day/night rearview mirror 3 manualS 3 Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink ® 3S Navigational system 3O Illuminated locking glove compartmentSS Delayed fade-out on interior lightsSS Cup holders (2 front, 2 rear)SS Map lampsSS Aluminum foot pedals and left foot rest6MTonly6MTonly INTERIOR FEATURES: SEAT AND TRIM Reclining front bucket seatsS 3 Driver 9s manual seat lifterS 3 8-way power adjustable driver 9s seat with lumbar support 3S Heated front seats 3S Integrated head restraints for front seatsSS Floor matsSS High grade cloth upholsteryS 3 Cloth door panel trim 3 front and rearS 3 Leather-trimmed upholstery 3S INTERIOR FEATURES: SEAT AND TRIM (cont 9d) GSGT Synthetic leather door panel trim 3 front and rear 3S Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel SS Adjustable steering wheelSS Leather-wrapped shift knob SS Front door handles 3 bright finishSS Rear door handles 3 black finishSS Scuff plates with aluminum insertsSS INTERIOR FEATURES: SAFETY AND SECURITY Side-impact door beams 3 front SS Door catch pinsSS Advanced dual front air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) SS Dual front side-impact air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) SS Dual front and rear side air curtains SS Front safety belt pretensioners with force limitersSS 3-point safety belts for all seating positions (2 front, 2 rear)SS ISOFIX child safety-seat anchors SS Anti-theft alarm system 3S Internal trunk release SS INTERIOR FEATURES: INSTRUMENT PANEL Outside ambient temperature indicator SS 12-volt power outlet (1) SS Cigarette lighter and illuminated ash traySS Blue LED concealed meter lighting with red night-time gauge illuminationSS Black gauges with chrome bezels and white letteringSS Tachometer, engine coolant temperature gauge and fuel gaugeSS Twin trip odometersSS Warning lights for low fuel level, washer fluid, door ajar, check engine, oil pressure, volts, parking brake, high beam, air bags & safety belts SS INTERIOR FEATURES: STORAGE Front door storage pocketsSS Front passenger seatback pocketSS Coin box SS Overhead console w/ sunglass storageSS Centre console with lockable storage and power outlet (1)SS Rear consoleSS Lockable, illuminated glove compartmentSS S = Standard O = Optional ® Bose is a registered trademark of Bose Corporation.® HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc. 2004 MAZDA RX - 8 SPECIFICATIONS 2004 MAZDA RX - 8 FEATURES