The Piper PA-46 is powered by a single engine and has the capacity for one crew member and five passengers. The single engine piston Piper Malibu is powered by a Continental TSIO-520-BE engine. The empty weight is 2,448 lbs and the gross weight is 4,100 lbs.The cruise speed is 215 kts, the stall speed is 58 kts, and the range is 1,330 miles.
The early model Piper Malibu single engine series aircraft were all piston-engined, but a turboprop version. Variant models include the PA-46-310P Malibu, PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, and the PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian.