V-type Engine

- Jul 13, 2020-

The so-called V-type engine is simply to divide all cylinders into two groups, and arrange adjacent cylinders together at a certain angle (the angle between the center lines of the left and right cylinders γ<180°), so that the two groups of cylinders form an angle The plane of the cylinder is V-shaped from the side (the usual angle is 60°), so it is called a V-type engine.

Compared with the in-line layout, the V-type engine shortens the length and height of the body, and the lower installation position can facilitate the designer to design a body with a lower drag coefficient. At the same time, thanks to the opposed arrangement of the cylinders, it can also offset a part Vibration makes the engine run more smoothly. For example, some mid-to-high-end models pursuing a comfortable and smooth driving experience are still insisting on using a large-displacement V-type layout engine, rather than using the more advanced "small-displacement in-line layout engine + supercharger" power combination.