Mazda R360

From Ford Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Mazda R360
1960 Mazda R360 coupe
Automotive industryMazda
Production1960–1966
SuccessorMazda P360
Car classificationKei car
Car body style2-door Sedan (car)
Automobile layoutRR layout
Internal combustion engine356 cc Mazda V-twin engine
Transmission (mechanics)Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
Wheelbase1760 mm (69.3 in)
Length2980 mm (117.3 in)
Width1290 mm (50.8 in)
Curb weight380 kg (838 lb)
Mazda B360
Automotive industryMazda
Production1961—1966
SuccessorMazda E360
Car classificationPickup truck
Automobile layoutFR layout
Internal combustion engine356 cc Mazda V-twin engine
358 cc Mazda OHV engine
577 cc Mazda V-twin engine
Transmission (mechanics)Manual transmission
Automatic transmission

The R360 was Mazda's first real Automobile - a two-door, two-seat Coupé. Introduced in 1960, it featured a short 69 inch (1753 mm) wheelbase and weighed just 838 lb (380 kg). It was powered by a RR layout Air-cooled 356 cc Mazda V-twin engine putting out about 16 hp (12 kW) and 16 ft·lbf (22 Nm) of torque. The car was capable of about 52 mph (84 km/h). It had a 4-speed manual or two-speed automatic transmission. The suspension, front and rear, was rubber "springs" and torsion bars.

Within a few years of introducing the R360, Mazda had captured much of the lightweight (Kei car) market in Japan. It was augmented by the Mazda P360 "Carol" 2+2 in 1962, as well as a convertible version in 1964. Production of the R360 lasted for six years.

B360 Pickup


The B360 was a Pickup truck bodystyle based on parts of the R360 coupé. It used the same 356 cc engine, but mounted it FR layout with Rear wheel drive. Like most pickups, it used a rigid rear axle and Leaf spring suspension. The engine was replaced with the Carol's 358 cc Straight-4 in 1964, and the B360 was replaced by the Mazda E360 in 1967.

A larger B600 pickup was introduced for the export market. It used a 577 cc version of the Mazda V-twin engine.

Personal tools