What does a Miata engine weigh?

My Miata is a pretty lightweight sports car overall, but I was trying to determine its weight-to-power ratio and sort out exactly which parts weigh what before I think about modifications. How much does a Miata engine weigh?

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Answer provided by
Jessie Devine
Answered on May 12, 2022
You’re super smart to consider the weight-to-power ratio and plan out your mods before getting started!
The Miata is a comparatively lightweight sports car, which lends to its zip on the road. The Miata engine weight will vary slightly depending on which engine you have. The 1.6L weighs around 272 pounds and the 1.8L weighs about 290 pounds.
This is lower than the average engine weight of around 350 pounds, so it’s looking good if you’re trying to make the car as light as possible!
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