The PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage (today M350) is powered by a Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A piston engine. The Piper PA-46 Malibu and Matrix are a family of American light aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft of Vero Beach, Florida. Part of the reason for the big price differential between the Mirage and the Matrix is that Piper plans to build 100 Matrixes â¦ 2008 PIPER MALIBU MATRIX For Sale in Kilchberg, Zh at www.apiacs.net. The PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian (today Piper M500) is a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A turboprop powered variant. The aircraft is powered by a single engine and has the capacity for one pilot and five passengers. Engine â¢ Turbocharged Lycoming TIO -540-AE2A â¢ 350 HP â¢ 6 Cylinder Propeller â¢ Hartzell 3-Blade â¢ Composite â¢ Constant Speed Fuel Capacity â¢ Usable: 120 Gals. Best Range (i): 1,343 NM. The new engine weighed 113 pounds more, but the maximum â¦ The Piper Meridian has a maximum range (not including headwinds, high altitude, hot temperatures, or higher capacity) of 1,223 miles and a maximum speed of 293 mph. Fuel Burn @ 75%: 20.0 GPH. Many owners maintain that the Continental was and is a superior engine for the Malibu, but in 1989 Piper introduced the Malibu Mirage with a Lycoming engine. The PA-46R-350T Malibu Matrix (today Piper Matrix) is a unpressurized variant with a Lycoming â¦ And by, say, moving Saratoga buyers over to the Matrix, they reduce costs on the Matrix, Mirage and Meridian by increasing the volume of whatever common parts those airframes have. Specifications â¢ Engine - Textron Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A â¢ Horsepower â 350 â¢ TBO â 2000 hours â¢ Fuel Type â 100/100LL â¢ Propeller â 3-Blade Hartzell â¢ Landing Gear â Tricycle/Retractable â¢ Max Ramp Weight â 4358 lbs. A year after Piper shut down the Saratoga HP, the Matrix helps pick up the slack By Bill Cox , Photography by James Lawrence Updated September 12, 2017 Save Article When Cessna introduced the P210 back in 1978, I was one of those idiots who predicted theyâd have a hard time selling âany single-engine piston â¦ / 454 Liters Weights â¢ Maximum Takeoff Weight: 4,340 lbs. â¢ Gross Weight â 4340 lbs. / 1,969 kg. Piper Malibu Matrix . Piper Malibu Mirage Performance and Specifications . Common names and abbreviations: PA-46-500TP, Meridian, Piper â¦ Stall Speed: 58 KIAS. Max Take Off Weight: 9,568 Kg 21,094 lbs Max Landing Weight: Max Payload: 645 Kg 1,422 lbs Fuel Tank Capacity: Baggage Volume: 1 m3 / 35 ft3 Plus, I believe Piper wants to cut down their tooling and spare parts requirements by having fewer airframe types. Late December 2008 N registered Piper Malibu Matrix located in Europe for sale, only 750h, propeller 150h SOH 04/2015, both turbo chargers replaced 04/2015 and engine top overhauled such as mangetos replaced in 04/2015, premium avionics â¦ It was essentially the same airplane with a Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A of 350 HP. PA-46R-350T . Early Malibus were all piston-engined, but a turboprop version, the Malibu Meridian, is also â¦ The Matrix price puts it about $150,000 to $200,000 higher than the high-performance singles and even the two six-seaters on the market, the normally aspirated Bonanza and Saratoga TC.