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Video Multi-cylinder Engine
Video Inl. 2-cyl. 4-stroke
Video Inl. 2-cyl. 2-stroke
Video Opp. 2-cylinder
Video 2-cyl. V-engine
Video Inl. 3-cylinder
Video Inl. 4-cylinder
Video Opp. 4-cyl. 1
Video Opp. 4-cyl. 2
Video Inl. 5-cylinder
Video 5-cyl. V-Engine
Video Inl. 6-cylinder
Video 6-cyl. V-inline-engine
Video 6-cyl. V-engine
Video Opp. 6-cylinder
Video 8-cyl. Firing Order
Video 8-cyl. V-engine
Video 8-cyl.-V-Classic
Video V-8 Cylinder Block
Video V8 Turbo Engine
Video W-8 Cylinder Block
Video V-10 Cylinder Block
Video V-10 Diesel Engine
Video V-10 Porsche Engine
Video V-12 Engine
Video V-12 Cylinder Block
Video V-12 Ferrari Engine
Video W-12 Cylinder Block
Video W-12 Engine
Video Radial Engine
Video Rotary Radial Engine

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Five Cylinder V-Engine


The five-cylinder in-line V-engine is better suitable for transverse mounting because it is shorter than the corresponding in-line engine, and, nevertheless, because it has just one cylinder head hardly more expensive compared to a real V engine.

How it works

The single cylinders are arranged slightly staggered in one cylinder block. This is only possible because the centre line of the cylinders at the outside runs past the crankshaft middle. No specific axially offset of the pistons is possible. Moreover, the length of the channels to the valves varies. In spite of the relative narrowness in the cylinder head this engine is also combined with two camshafts and four valves per cylinder. 05/08               Top of page               Index
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