What is a V6 engine?

The V-type engine divides all the cylinders into two groups, and arranges the adjacent cylinders at a certain angle together, so that the two groups of cylinders form two planes with an angle. The cylinder is V-shaped when viewed from the side, so it is called V-shaped. engine. The V-type engine has a small height and length and is more convenient to arrange on a car. In particular, modern cars pay more attention to aerodynamics, and the smaller the windward side of the car, the better, that is, the lower the engine cover is required. V6 is 6 cylinders, each of which is divided into groups and arranged in a V shape. Common V-type engines are also V8, V10, V12.

V 6engine exploded view

V represents the engine cylinder in a V-shaped arrangement, generally 90 degrees, which can offset the vibration during operation and is more stable. There are also 75 degrees and 72 degrees.

Advantages: stable operation (for V6, V8, V12), saving space.

Disadvantages: The structure is more complicated, which is not conducive to maintenance and repair, and the cost is high.