Engine classification

- Mar 16, 2019-

Center engine

A mid-engine, ie the engine is located between the front and rear axles of the vehicle,

The general cockpit is located before or after the engine. It can be said that the car with the mid-engine is definitely a rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive.

When the car is turning, all parts of the car move out of the bend because of inertia. The engine is the most mass part, so the force of the engine due to inertia on the car body has a crucial influence on the car's turning in the bend. The middle of the engine is characterized by placing the engine with the highest inertia in the vehicle in the center of the car body, which can make the weight distribution of the car body close to the ideal balance. In general, only mid-engines are used in sports cars that are supercars or fun to drive.

Rear engine

In general, the most pure rear engine is to arrange the engine behind the rear axle, the most representative is the bus, and the rear engine has a handful of passenger cars, the most representative is the Porsche 911, of course, smart It is also a rear engine. The classic models of the Volkswagen Beetle and the Fiat 126P were also rear engines.

Transverse engine

A transverse engine is a parallel of the engine and the front axle of the car. Simply put, you are standing in front of the front of the car to the engine. If the engine is placed horizontally in front of your eyes, it is to traverse the engine.

In general, the front-mounted compact sedan, most mid-size sedan and a few high-class sedan are all equipped with a transverse engine arrangement.