Greasemonkey2000 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:24 am wrote:One intake bank and one exhaust bank, which makes it a inline motor. Much like most of BMW's 6 cylinders and Jeeps 6 cylinders. So is it really a vr6? I figured the "v" means it is a v style motor. Im not a vw expert though.
Edit: Quick Google search and found my answer on Wikipedia.
"The name VR6 comes from a combination of V engine (German: V-Motor), and the German word "Reihenmotor" (meaning "inline engine" or "straight engine") - and so is described as a "Vee-Inline engine" (VR-Motor). It shares a common cylinder head for the two offset banks of cylinders. It has a specific sound that is unique and different than either inline or "V" engines. The engine is currently in use in a variety of VW models, one such example is the Volkswagen Passat NMS."
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Ah okay! That makes more sense. It's like slightly V shaped.