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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I don't know if this has been posted or not but I have ran a search and found nothing. Here's my question, why do cars nowadays put turbo chargers into the cars with a v4 engine to achieve 200 + hp, but not put a simple v6 engine in there? Won't the v6 engine be more reliable then a turbo and easier to do? I mean your trying to make more hp out of a car, but since car dealers make their cars at factory, instead of putting turbo/intercooler/v4's in there, why not put a same hp v6?

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Some countries charge some taxes depending on the engine in the car. A 4 banger will cost less in taxes than a 6 or 8. So they started to develop cars with small engine that could still deliver good power.

The other reason is fuel economy.

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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 05:47 PM
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Or just flat out space savings. If you look under the hood of a V6 Mazda6 vs an I4 Mazda6, you can fit like two basketballs in the empty space that the I4 has left under the hood.
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Other considerations are engine weight and size.

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True, plus balance. A small car (like the 3) will tend to have a better weight distribution/better handling with a 4 cl. instead of a v6 under the hood.

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oo Gotcha. Thanx =)

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So who's making V-4's these days?

Last I heard was on a Saab Sonnett III back before you guys were born.

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So who's making V-4's these days?

Last I heard was on a Saab Sonnett III back before you guys were born.
Pretty much, but I think that's been harped on too much already
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I would think a V6 would help the weight distribution more. More weight over the driving wheels.

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A V6 would make weight distribution even worse. You want a 50/50 split, and FWD cars are already front heavy. The V6 would would just make it even moreso.
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