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Old 06-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thaks for posting the list. Makes interesting reading, coming from Europe where the list would be significantly more expansive.

I'm impressed how far up the Mazda 2 is on the list - they've been one of the first manufacturers to recently make a conscious effort to reduce the weight of their cars - I think the previous 2/Demio was a good 100kg heavier.

Here's a list for the Europe by the way (source, as of March 2009). First number is kg, second (in brackets) is pounds:
  • 1. smart fortwo cabrio 1.0 mhd
    Weight: 825 (1818)
  • 2. Daihatsu Cuore 1.0
    Weight: 840 (1851)
  • 3. Toyota iQ 1.0
    Weight: 845 (1863)
  • 4. Chevrolet Matiz 0.8 S
    Weight: 850 (1874)
  • 5. smart fortwo cabrio 1.0 mhd pure
    Weight: 855 (1885)
  • 6. Lotus Elise S
    Weight: 860 (1895)
  • 7. Daihatsu Trevis 1.0 Junior
    Weight: 865 (1907)
  • 8. Peugeot 107 70 Petit Filou
    Weight: 865 (1907)
  • 9. Morgan 4/4 1.8 16V Lowline
    Weight: 868 (1913)
  • 10+11. CitroŽn C1 1.0 Advance/ Toyota Aygo 1.0 3-door
    Weight: 875 (1929)
  • 12. Suzuki Alto 1.0 Club Auto
    Weight: 880 (1941)
  • 13. Fiat Panda 1.1 8V Active
    Weight: 915 (2017)
  • 14. Daihatsu Copen
    Weight: 925 (2039)
  • 15. Fiat 500 1.2 8V Pop
    Weight: 940 (2072)

Interesting to note how the heaviest in that list is lighter than the 3rd lightest in the US list! Three sports cars in the top 15, the Elise, the Morgan and the Daihatsu Copen. Some British small-volume manufacturers shame these though - Ginetta's G40, for example, weighs in at 850kg in road spec. The benefits of a fibreglass body right there...

The Elise is a comparative heavyweight too compared to the 720kg the very first model started off at. Likewise the Mazda on the US list - my own MX5/Miata weighs in at under 950kg.

Smart should be happy for topping both lists though! The heavier model there is a more powerful (bigger engined) variant - 71bhp as opposed to 51.
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