Car Engine Replacement

Are you curious to know about the car engine weight?

Well, if you are, then this post is for you. We will talk about it in detail as well as ways to reduce the total weight. This is also useful for those who want to buy new engine for their car. Engine weight makes the car heavier and sometimes after buying it affects car performance.

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

First, let’s see how many types of cars are there on the market.

Basic types of cars available in the market

1. Hatchbacks

Example – Tata Nano, Ford Figo, VW Polo

Hatchbacks - car engine weight

2. Sedan

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

Sedan - car engine weight

3. SUV ( Support Utility Vehicle )

Like – Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Scorpio

SUV (Support Utility Vehicle)
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4. Utility / Multipurpose (MUV/MPV)

Like – Mercedes Viano, Toyota alphard

Utility / Multipurpose (MUV/MPV)-car engine weight

5. Convertibles

Like – Mini Cooper Convertible, Audi A3 Cabriolet

ConvertibleS - car engine weight

6. Station Wagon

Like – Volvo V90, Mercedes-Benz

Station Wagon - Car Engine Weight

7. Couple

Like – Audi R8, Ford Mustang

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8. Pick-up

Like – Mahindra Bolero, Isuzu D-Max

Pick-up - car engine weight

Now let’s discuss all types of car’s engine weight.

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

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

A kilogram is something with which we are more familiar. So as per this, we prepared a list of car engine 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.

The 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.

While buying a vehicle, our first priority is to know about horsepower and after that, we move to the next specification. So, for more information, you can check our website and also you can information about how long have car engine life?

Further, 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 the 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. So, that engine can run smoothly and we drive the car fastly for that reason we always search for tips that reduce car weight.

Here, we provide 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 the AC compressor as it weighs around 10kg.
  2. Shifting the heavier car batteries to lighter ones.  
  3. Or they remove old boxes, which are 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

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

For this, you have to remove the 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 a difference of 35 kg and replace it with lighter ones.

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


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 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, and flywheel can’t be removed so that you can make them lightweight by ordering it personally to a factory.


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 fiber element which is much lighter than aluminium.


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 consider your journey 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 affect 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.


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

And for making your car 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 a glass window.

I hope this information will be useful to you.

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