What is the W engine layout?

Discussion in '2005 Spyker C12 Spyder' started by gt1unleashed, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. I know the V engine layout has the cylinders tilted at a V, but I am confused at this. Does it have one set of cylinders on the outsides and 2 sets in the middle, or is there just one set in the middle?
     
  2. It's got four lines of three cylinders so it's got two sets in the middle. Basicly it's two V6 engines alongside eachother.
     
  3. The W refers to the offset angle at which the cylinders are positioned. Therefore, a W12 is closer to that of a V8...I believe cylinders 2,4,6,8,10,12 are slightly more wide angled than the 1,3,5,7,9,11...

    Im not a VW engineer, but if it uses similar design to the W8 engines, this should be it...All the VW dealer guys love to brag about how the W8 is only slightly larger than the VR6, which is not that much larger than the ol 1.8 and 2.0 4-bangers.
     
  4. The configuration is actually two VR6 engines with one crank, so this means there are four rows of three cylinders. See image.
     

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