Twin Engine Pistons

The market for piston twins is a mere shadow of what it was decades ago as aircraft buyers have come to realize they can achieve about the same performance and safety from high-performance piston singles. Still, a few intriguing choices remain, including Diamond's seven-passenger DA62 diesel twin and Tecnam's Rotax-powered P2006.

Beechcraft

Baron G58

Base Price $154,900 Typically Equipped Price $159,245
Engine Lycoming O-235-K2C Horsepower 118 hp
Propeller Sensenich (2 blade) Seats 2
Length 22 ft. 1 in. Height 7 ft. 8 in.
Wingspan 33 ft. 6 in. Wing Area 165 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 10.6 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 14 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 1,750 lb. Empty Weight 1,120 lb.
Useful Load 630 lb. Fuel Capacity 36 gal.
Max Operating Altitude 11,500 ft. Max Rate of Climb 704 fpm
Max Cruise Speed 104 kias Normal Cruise Speed 100 ktas
Never Exceed Speed 141 kias Stall Speed, Flaps Up 45 kcas
Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 43 kcas Max Range 595 nm
Takeoff Roll 650 ft. Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 1,050 ft.
Landing Roll 520 ft. Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 885 ft.
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Diamond

DA42-VI

Base Price $739,800 Typically Equipped Price $845,770
Engines Austro AE300 Horsepower Per Side 170 hp turbodiesel
Propellers MT (3 blade) Seats 4
Length 28 ft. 1 in. Height 8 ft. 2 in.
Wingspan 44 ft. 6 in. Wing Area 175.3 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 22 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 12.96 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 4,407 lb. Empty Weight 3,109 lb.
Useful Load 1,298 lb. Fuel Capacity 79 gal./529 lb.
Max Operating Altitude 18,000 ft. Max Rate of Climb 1,337 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb 284 fpm Max Cruise Speed 193 ktas
Normal Cruise Speed 169 ktas Never Exceed Speed 188 kias
Stall Speed, Flaps Up 64 kias Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 57 kias
Max Range 1,273 nm Takeoff Roll 1,148 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 2,011 ft. Landing Roll 1,099 ft.
Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 1,893 ft.
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Diamond

DA62

Base Price $1.1 million Typically Equipped Price $1.29 million
Engines Austro AE330 Horsepower Per Side 180 hp turbodiesel
Propellers MT (3 blade) Seats 7
Length 30 ft. 1 in. Height 9 ft. 3 in.
Wingspan 47 ft. 10 in. Wing Area 184 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 27.5 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 14.08 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 5,071 lb. Empty Weight 3,461 lb.
Useful Load 1,609 lb. Fuel Capacity 89 gal./596 lb.
Max Operating Altitude 20,000 ft. Max Rate of Climb 1,320 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb 350 fpm Max Cruise Speed 199 ktas
Normal Cruise Speed 192 ktas Never Exceed Speed 205 kias
Stall Speed, Flaps Up 70 kias Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 64 kias
Max Range 1,345 nm Takeoff Roll 1,263 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 2,093 ft. Landing Roll 1,257 ft.
Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 2,733 ft.
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Piper

Seminole

Base Price $736,000 Typically Equipped Price N/A
Engines Lycoming 0-360-A1H6 Horsepower Per Side 180 hp
Propellers Hartzell (2 blade) Seats 4
Length 27 ft. 7 in. Height 8 ft. 6 in.
Wingspan 38 ft. 7 in. Wing Area 184 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 21 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 10.56 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 3,800 lb. Empty Weight 2,625 lb.
Useful Load 1,191 lb. Fuel Capacity 108 gal./648 lb.
Max Operating Altitude 15,000 ft. Max Rate of Climb 1,275 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb 180 fpm Max Cruise Speed 169 ktas
Normal Cruise Speed 162 ktas Never Exceed Speed 202 kias
Stall Speed, Flaps Up 57 kias Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 55 kias
Max Range 700 nm Takeoff Roll 880 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 2,200 ft. Landing Roll 590 ft.
Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 1,490 ft.
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Piper

Seneca V

Base Price $1.030 million Typically Equipped Price N/A
Engines Continental TSIO-360-RB Horsepower Per Side 220 hp turbocharged
Propellers McCauley (3 blade) Seats 6
Length 28 ft. 7 in. Height 9 ft. 11 in.
Wingspan 38 ft. 11 in. Wing Area 208.7 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 22.8 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 10.8 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 4,750 lb. Empty Weight 3,442 lb.
Useful Load 1,331 lb. Fuel Capacity 122 gal./732 lb.
Max Operating Altitude 25,000 ft. Max Rate of Climb 1,455 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb 230 fpm Max Cruise Speed 200 ktas
Normal Cruise Speed 174 ktas Never Exceed Speed 204 kias
Stall Speed, Flaps Up 67 kias Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 61 kias
Max Range 828 nm Takeoff Roll 1,143 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 1,707 ft. Landing Roll 1,143 ft.
Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 2,180 ft.
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Tecnam

P2006T

Base Price $443,900 Typically Equipped Price N/A
Engines Rotax 912-S3 Horsepower Per Side 100 hp
Propellers MT (2 blade) Seats 4
Length 28 ft. 6 in. Height 9 ft. 6 in.
Wingspan 37 ft. 3 in. Wing Area 159 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 16 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 13.56 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 2,712 lb. Empty Weight 1,806 lb.
Useful Load 906 lb. Fuel Capacity 53 gal./318 lb.
Max Operating Altitude 14,000 ft. Max Rate of Climb 1,036 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb 230 fpm Max Cruise Speed 150 ktas
Normal Cruise Speed 135 ktas Never Exceed Speed 167 kias
Stall Speed, Flaps Up 66 kcas Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 55 kcas
Max Range 669 nm Takeoff Roll 988 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 1,293 ft. Landing Roll 758 ft.
Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 1,145 ft.
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Vulcanair

P68R

Base Price $1.165 million Typically Equipped Price N/A
Engines Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 Horsepower Per Side 200 hp
Propellers Hartzell (2 blade) Seats 6
Length 31 ft. 2 in. Height 11 ft. 1 in.
Wingspan 39 ft. 2 in. Wing Area 200 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 22.7 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 11.37 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 4,548 lb. Empty Weight 3,198 lb.
Useful Load 1,351 lb. Fuel Capacity 177 gal./1,062 lb.
Max Operating Altitude 20,000 ft. Max Rate of Climb 1,100 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb 200 fpm Max Cruise Speed 162 ktas
Normal Cruise Speed 168 ktas Never Exceed Speed 197 kias
Stall Speed, Flaps Up 65 kcas Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 58 kcas
Max Range 890 nm Takeoff Roll 850 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 1,415 ft. Landing Roll 546 ft.
Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 1,560 ft.
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Vulcanair

P68C

Base Price $1.075 million Typically Equipped Price N/A
Engines Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 Horsepower Per Side 200 hp
Propellers Hartzell (2 blade) Seats 6
Length 31 ft. 2 in. Height 11 ft. 1 in.
Wingspan 39 ft. 2 in. Wing Area 200 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 22.9 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 11.58 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 4,630 lb. Empty Weight 3,130 lb.
Useful Load 1,499 lb. Fuel Capacity 177 gal./1,062 lb.
Max Operating Altitude 18,000 ft. Max Rate of Climb 1,100 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb 200 fpm Max Cruise Speed 162 ktas
Normal Cruise Speed 160 ktas Never Exceed Speed 194 kias
Stall Speed, Flaps Up 64 kcas Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 57 kcas
Max Range 1,103 nm Takeoff Roll 787 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 1,312 ft. Landing Roll 656 ft.
Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 1,969 ft.
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Vulcanair

P68TC

Base Price $1.168 million Typically Equipped Price N/A
Engines Lycoming TIO-360-C1A6D Horsepower Per Side 210 hp
Propellers Hartzell (2 blade) Seats 6
Length 31 ft. 2 in. Height 11 ft. 1 in.
Wingspan 39 ft. 2 in. Wing Area 200 sq. ft.
Wing Loading 20.7 lb./sq. ft. Power Loading 10.94 lb./hp
Max Takeoff Weight 4,594 lb. Empty Weight 3,197 lb.
Useful Load 1,433 lb. Fuel Capacity 177 gal./1,062 lb.
Max Operating Altitude 20,000 ft. Max Rate of Climb 1,400 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb 240 fpm Max Cruise Speed 168 ktas
Normal Cruise Speed 165 ktas Never Exceed Speed 194 kias
Stall Speed, Flaps Up 64 kcas Stall Speed, Landing Configuration 57 kcas
Max Range 1,039 nm Takeoff Roll 817 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft. 1,361 ft. Landing Roll 787 ft.
Landing Distance Over 50 ft. 1,969 ft.
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