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Old 06-27-2003, 11:55 PM
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would like a list of engine style and comparison

I would like to know more about engine mostly the inline engine and wondering why its dying off
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Old 06-30-2003, 06:32 AM
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How is the inline engine dying off?
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:36 PM
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How do you mean the inline configuration is dying out? Do you mean to classify it as RWD-only, as the name would imply, or would you include transversely mounted straight configurations, because that is by far the most popular type of configuration today.

If you do not wish to include the FWD configuration, then the traditional "inline" straight engine configuration is still alive and well. Just look at most of BMW's lineup.
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Old 07-02-2003, 11:10 AM
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From a north american point of view:
Over here the inline engine is dieing. This is because many people are no longer willing to deal with low torque high winding engines. People are starting to realize that you need more than 2L of displacement for good drivability in traffic.

Now, look at what happens when you make a 3.0L 4cyl. You get an engine with the charictaristics of a diesel. Tonnes of low end power. Decent mid range. No high end. Change it to a 6cyl and you remove the restrictions that the 4cyl would have had.

There are many companies moving toward an inline six engine configuration,but generally a V setup is favoured because it is viewed as more compact.

4Cyl motors still exsist. You just have to look at the base models of most vehicles. These 4cyl engines just are not advertised because they are far from spectacular, especially when you consider that the v6 versions of the same car have more power, are smoother to drive, and tend to get almost equal fuel milage.

Thats my view, based on the NA market.
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Old 07-02-2003, 07:14 PM
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How do you mean the inline configuration is dying out? Do you mean to classify it as RWD-only, as the name would imply, or would you include transversely mounted straight configurations, because that is by far the most popular type of configuration today.

If you do not wish to include the FWD configuration, then the traditional "inline" straight engine configuration is still alive and well. Just look at most of BMW's lineup.
4 cylinders are more popular then ever. The technology going into them is making them more and more favourable as a cost effective and powerful means of transportation for many buyers.
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Old 07-03-2003, 08:10 AM
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From a north american point of view:
Over here the inline engine is dieing. This is because many people are no longer willing to deal with low torque high winding engines. People are starting to realize that you need more than 2L of displacement for good drivability in traffic.

Now, look at what happens when you make a 3.0L 4cyl. You get an engine with the charictaristics of a diesel. Tonnes of low end power. Decent mid range. No high end. Change it to a 6cyl and you remove the restrictions that the 4cyl would have had.

There are many companies moving toward an inline six engine configuration,but generally a V setup is favoured because it is viewed as more compact.

4Cyl motors still exsist. You just have to look at the base models of most vehicles. These 4cyl engines just are not advertised because they are far from spectacular, especially when you consider that the v6 versions of the same car have more power, are smoother to drive, and tend to get almost equal fuel milage.

Thats my view, based on the NA market.
What the hell are you talking about? The North American market has more inline 4 engines now than ever.
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