V Engine

One with two banks of in-line cylinders mounted with an angular separation on a common crankcase.

V Twin

Two-cylinder engine with the cylinders arranged in the shaped of a V when looking along the line of the crankshaft.

V4

Four-cylinder engine with the cylinders arranged in two banks of 2 and the shape of a V when looking along the line of the crankshaft.

V5

Five cylinder engine with the cylinders arranged so that there is one bank of 3 cylinders and one bank of 2 cylinders and the shape of a V when looking along the line of the crankshaft.

V6

Six-cylinder engine with the cylinders arranged in two banks of 3 and the shape of a V when looking along the line of the crankshaft.

V8

Eight-cylinder engine with the cylinders arranged in two banks of 4 and the shape of a V when looking along the line of the crankshaft. In this case a model V8 with individual cylinders that clearly show the arrangement.

V10

Ten-cylinder engine with the cylinders arranged in two banks of 5 and the shape of a V when looking along the line of the crankshaft.

V12

Twelve-cylinder engine with the cylinders arranged in two banks of 6 and the shape of a V when looking along the line of the crankshaft. The photograph shows a Daimler Double Six.

V16

Sixteen-cylinder engine with the cylinders arranged in two banks of 8 and the shape of a V when looking along the line of the crankshaft.

V20

A V engine with 20 cylinders arranged in two banks of 10 cylinders.

V24

A V engine with 24 cylinders arranged in two banks of 12 cylinders.


See also: Engine Configurations, V Twin, X Engine.

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Subjects: Automotive Engines