Mazda V-twin engine

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V-twin engine in Mazda R360 engine compartment

Mazda's first automobile engine was the V-twin family. This tiny air-cooled engine only lasted a few years in the early 1960s before Mazda moved to the more common inline-four format used in most modern automobiles.

356[edit]

The first automobile engine from Mazda was the 356 cc (60x63 mm) air-cooled 90° V-twin. It was an overhead valve 4-valve pushrod design. This engine produced 16 hp (11.9 kW) and 16 lb·ft (22 Nm) in the 1960 Mazda R360.

577[edit]

The engine was enlarged to 577 cc for the 1961 B600.

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