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Many are curious about how much their car weighs?

Well, if you are one of those, then this post is for you. We will talk about it in detail as well as ways to reduce the total weight.

The weight of a car totally depends upon the type of car you are asking about.

First, let’s see how many types of car are there in the market

Basic types of cars available in the market

1. Hatchbacks

Example – Tata Nano, Ford Figo, VW Polo

Hatchbacks

2. Sedan

Like – Tata Indigo, Honda City, Toyota, Corolla, Ciaz

Sedan

3. SUV ( support utility vehicle )

Like – Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Scorpio

SUV

4. Utility / Multipurpose (MUV/MPV)

Like – Mercedes viano, toyota alphard

Utility / Multipurpose

5. Convertibles

Like – Mini Cooper Convertible, Audi A3 Cabriolet

ConvertibleS

6. Station Wagon

Like – Volvo V90, Mercedes-Benz

Station Wagon - Car Engine Weight

7. Couple

Like Audi R8, Ford Mustang

Couple

8. Pick-up

Like – Mahindra Bolero, Isuzu D-Max

Pick-up

Now let’s discuss the weight of the cars of all types

A person always purchases a car of a size which suits his family or depends upon the usage. It might be purchased small cars or large ones.

More to clarify it, the average weight of a large car could be around 350 – 400 kg. On the other hand, a small car can weigh around 150 – 200 kg.

Kilogram is something to which we are more familiar with. So as per this, we have a list of car weights in kg mentioned below:-

List of car engine weight in kg

Bugatti Veyron400kg
Cadillac Sixteen316kg
Chrysler Viper GTS295kg
Chevrolet Corvette C4  281kg
McLaren F1266kg
Porsche 99  Turbo260kg
Porsche 928260kg
Mercedes-Benz SL65/CL65 AMG: 253kg
Pagani Zonda F  250kg
BMW E60 M5                                        240kg
Porsche 964C4238kg
Ferrari 456GT235kg
Maserati MC12225kg
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren232kg
Ferrari Enzo225kg
Audi S8 5.2220kg
655ci V8 From Indy220kg
Koenigsegg CCR215kg
Lexus LS400 (94)210kg
BMW 740i (92)210kg
Porsche Carrera GT205kg
Porsche 996 Carrera204kg
Porsche 997 Carrera S201kg
Chevrolet Corvette C6201kg
Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06200kg
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG232kg
Ferrari F50188kg
Maserati GranSport184kg
Ferrari 360 Modena184kg
Porsche Boxster MK1182kg
Chevrolet Corvette C5177kg
Honda S2000175kg
Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale173kg
Audi A4 3.2 V6170kg 
Ferrari F355168kg
Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG167kg

Moving towards some of the statistics for famous cars:-

The world’s heaviest car is the Rolls-Royce Phantom, which weighs in at an astounding 6,052 lbs.

Lightest weight car in the US market is the Toyota Tercel,  the Honda Fit is the 10th lightest car in the U.S. market with weighs just over 2,500 pounds, the Mazda MX-5 Miata at 2,332 pounds, the Toyota Yaris at 2,315 pounds and the Chevy Spark at 2,246 pounds..Nissan Versa at 2,400 pounds.

As while buying a vehicle, our first priority is to know about horsepower and after that we move to the next specification.  

On average, a car has 120 horsepower engines

By and large, a 120-strength motor. Bigger SUVs frequently have a 200-strength motor, and littler autos may just have a 70-drive motor. 

And people have some curiosity to know about the average weight of the car  that is around 2,371 pounds it could be below it or above also but we considered 2371 pounds as average weight of the car

Similarly, 4 cylinder engine weight is around 300lbs , v8 engine weight is around 575 lbs

Now most people want lightweight cars with more powerful acceleration so here we will talk about ways to reduce total car weight 

How to reduce car weight?

We all want weight reduction in cars 

Here we provide you some tips to reduce car weight. Be patient and read all of them. Surely it will be helpful to you

People apply their ideas by themselves in many ways like to :-

  1. Remove AC compressor as it weighs around 10kg
  2. Shifting the heavier car batteries to lighter ones  
  3. Or they remove old boxes, which is not much usable for daily use
  4. Some people remove some unnecessary electric parts to reduce weight 

How to make a car lighter for racing

Here are the best possible ways to make your racing car lighter.   

As we talk about racing cars so it is very necessary to remove unwanted weight and make your car lighter which can fly in the air and helps you to win the race. 

For this, you have to remove rear seats of the weight of 25 kg and no need to carry spare wheels and jacks. You can also remove the electric seat which can make the difference of 35 kg and replace it with the lighter ones.

1. DRILLING HOLES 

Everything is not necessary to start or move a car. So on this basis, some people started making holes in metal parts, although it could make your car less reliable and moreover you can remove door hinges and lock 

Or you can drive your car without AC and we know the car engine is itself packed completely so it’s difficult to do much modification and some of the parts like water pumps, flywheel can’t be removed so that you can make them lightweight by ordering it personally to a factory.

2. EXTERIOR PARTS 

In this, we are talking about some of the exterior hardware parts which you can change into lighter ones like a car door, bonnet, front wings or if your roof is made up of aluminium so you can convert it into a fibre element which is much lighter than aluminium.

3. WINDOWS 

Although in today’s generation our automobile industry upgraded itself high and tried to make cars of lighter weight and higher durability. 

Here, companies use window glasses made up of polycarbonate which is lighter but in case you have a window made up of glass so you can change it with polycarbonate or you can also change the wheel to lighter ones because the lighter the wheel lighter will be the suspension which increases your acceleration speed.

Or at the extreme level you can fill the fuel tank up to half, it will also reduce the car weight, but before doing that take your journey into consideration as if this fuel was enough to complete the route.

Does car engine weight affect performance?

Somehow we have heard from our parents or friends that if the car engine is heavy, it is more powerful as compared to cars with lighter engines.

We know heavy engines give us more powerful acceleration but also affects braking and steering handling.

Now auto industries are not making much heavier engines, they are fitting turbo engines directly

In another language, car making companies generate small engines with more horsepower

So that car can also be lightweight and more durable.

Conclusion

Weight of a big car could be around 350 – 400 kg. On the other hand, the small car could have 150 – 200 kg.

And for making it much lighter you can see all the above steps like drilling holes, changing rear seat, removing AC or aluminium car roof, fixing polycarbonate window instead of glass window 

I hope this information will be useful to you.

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