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 was only produced for a few years in the early 1960s before Mazda introduced a more common inline-four engine configuration.


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.


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

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