engine layout

engine layout
[1] The type of engine, with reference to the arrangement of its cylinders and their number (as in a flat four, V-twin, or straight eight).
[2] The location of the engine in the vehicle (as in a front mount, mid-mount, or rear engine.
[3] The placement of the engine in the engine compartment: e.g., a transverse or in-line engine

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