Friday, March 18, 2011

Mazda RX 8

The Wankel engine in the RX-8 has the art to Renesis (Rotary Engine and composed of Genesis ). What makes this development of the Mazda 13B engine are the side inlet and side exhaust, the significantly lower fuel consumption (30% idle, 20% operating; Source: Mazda RX-8 Delius Klasing Verlag) and oil consumption is (now at 0 , 3 km leads L/1000). The consumption is nevertheless still about 30% higher than comparable vehicles with piston engine .
The RX-8 has no B-pillar , but rear-hinged rear doors, called Freestyle Doors . These can only be opened when the front doors are open as well. This and the rotary engine RX-8 to distinguish from usual sports coupe. The shape of the circular piston is in the design of the hood and many of the features visible.
The vehicle has a front mid-engine (engine between the axles, but before the passenger compartment) and rear wheel drive. The weight distribution is nearly 50-50% in the unloaded state. The rotary engine 'Renesis' weighs only 124 kg. The vehicle is equipped with an electronic stability program , DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) called safe.
The front suspension is double wishbone suspension designed as the rear axle of a so-called multi-link arrangement out. The exhaust system is stainless steel.
The RX-8 is one of the few models of Mazda, which Ford will be made ??based on not. The platform of the RX-8 will remain with the Mazda MX-5 used.
Since 2009, the RX-8 in Germany only the 170-kW engine offered, with the obligatory introduction of the Euro 5 emissions standard in early 2011 all set.

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