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What do you know about engine layouts?

What does the first letter stand for?
The shape of the piston layout
The year in which the engine was made
The name of the man who invented it
�What does the number stand for?
The age of the car
The number of cylinders
The number of crankshafts
What is a flat 4?
An engine that has run in a car with four flat tyres
An engine where the pistons are arranged horizontally
An engine where the camshaft is on top of the engine
What is a W12 engine?
An engine where the pistons are divided into 12 sections
An engine which only women over twelve may repair
An engine where the cylinders are arranged in a W shape around a single crankshaft

What is the advantage of using a boxer engine?

It allows the automobile to have a low centre of gravity
It transfers more power to the crankshaft thus allowing the car to go faster
It is larger than the other engine types
What kind of cars would you expect to have a boxer engine?
Family saloons
SUV's�
Sports cars�
When would you use a V or W engine?
When you wanted to make it look pretty under the bonnet
When you wanted to save space and ensure an even weight distribution
In cars that have single camshafts