An electric rack-and-pinion power-steering system transmits just the right amount of road information back to the driver. New for 2010, all Grand Touring models are equipped with a moonroof and Sirius Satellite Radio with a six-month subscription. Press release after the jump. By mounting the upper and lower arms on a highly rigid sub-frame, the long arms ensure linear alignment changes throughout the jounce and rebound of the front wheels. The rotary engine requires high engine speeds to make serious power, but the delivery is virtually vibration-free and noise levels are subdued. The stylish cabin also evokes a sense of luxury and high-end quality.
Thank you mazda for allowing us possibilities to experience true driving excitement with the Rx-8. The six-speed manual was a fine complement to this package, offering accurate and super-fast shifts through the Wankel engine rotor-shaped re: a sort of curvy triangle shift lever. The Rx-8 was a great comeback from the death of the Rx-7. Two other trim levels are offered - Sport and Grand Touring. For Mazda, the safety process incorporates both accident avoidance and accident protection. The electric motor provides additional assistance at low speeds to ease parking and reduces steering assistance at higher speeds to provide greater road feel, responsiveness and feedback. Additionally, the front end and engine bay have ample crumple zones, the front seats are designed to reduce whiplash injuries, the brake pedal is designed to break away in the event of a collision of sufficient force to protect feet and legs and all four seating positions are fitted with three-point seatbelts.
Curb weight, suspension, control, etc. The clutch pedal was far too light for my liking, however. Inside, the R3 model adds a Bose® audio system with Centerpoint surround sound and AudioPilot® noise compensation technology, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, front Recaro sport seats with leather side bolsters, leather-wrapped parking brake and Mazda advanced keyless entry and start system. This design is also advantageous when securing a baby or a small child in the back seat. Mazda designers concentrated on the shape of the front seat backs and the rear seat cushions to ensure adequate rear-seat knee room.
With a rotary, upgrades are almost limitless. The 2010 Genesis Coupe is offered with a choice of two engines: a 3. With a call to a toll-free number, owners can access roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout the United States and Canada. It saddens me that they are now ending the Rx-8. A variable red zone was also added to the tachometer.
The advanced design of the rear-hinged rear doors, provides a large door opening, allowing adult-sized passengers to easily enter and exit the vehicle. However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city 16 mpg vs 22 mpg , is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway 22 mpg vs 30 mpg , lacks continously-variable transmission traditional vs continuously variable , has slightly fewer seats 4 vs 5 and has slightly fewer airbags 4 vs 5. But when you sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 6 seconds, you will forget how much your car consumes. All wheels receive mono-tube gas-filled shock absorbers designed with large-diameter internal pistons and valving, which offer excellent road feedback and a smooth ride. Front seat slide-rails are positioned to allow maximum leg room for rear-seat passengers.
And with the facelift received in 2009, it has became the sports car many drivers are dreaming about. Last year, the company was only able to sell 1,134 units and this year, sales through July have dropped 21%. Mazda engineers have chosen to pursue their own path by using an electric motor for steering assistance rather than a conventional power-steering pump. Been a fan of rotary engines since I was 10. With its superior body rigidity and structural reinforcements, the rear suspension geometry was reconfigured for the 2009 model year for better handling performance and improved driveshaft rigidity. A simple, yet functional, interior design supports driving pleasure. Aside from styling and what-not, the capabilities of the overall package outweighs that of any competition.
The car makes the sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds. However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city 16 mpg vs 22 mpg , is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway 22 mpg vs 30 mpg , lacks continously-variable transmission traditional vs continuously variable , has slightly fewer seats 4 vs 5 and has slightly fewer airbags 4 vs 5. Rear spoiler, side sills, fog lights, Xenon headlights and sporty front bumper are added to enhance the sporty appearance along with 19-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels with high performance tires. However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city 16 mpg vs 31 mpg , is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway 22 mpg vs 37 mpg , is not a hybrid car, gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city 270 miles vs 329 miles and doesn't have keyless entry not available vs standard. But, as you might have expected, there is one think that might be considered a minus for the sports car: the fuel consumption: 16 mpg city vs.
All Mazdas come with a roadside assistance program. The efficiencies gained through larger intake and exhaust ports exclude the need for forced induction. Providing the very best in rotary-powered motoring, the R3 model adds a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and front suspension crossmembers filled with urethane foam for better ride comfort. . An extremely low cabin floor allows the seats to be mounted low in the chassis, which, along with a low instrument cluster and hood, enhance driver visibility. Mazda engineers integrated numerous active and passive safety elements throughout the car.
The muscular styling maintains classic sports car proportions while adding a Zoom-Zoom edge that is unmistakably Mazda. Through the use of advanced ergonomic research, Mazda engineers established improper seating posture to be a cause of driver fatigue and built in optimum support in the front seats to help offset discomfort. . . .