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Where is the best place to put a car engine?

Read Cars Logo By David Finlay of Read Cars | Slide 1 of 13: It’s probably safe to say that most people go through their entire lives without worrying about where the engine should be in a car. Some may not even know. Others might say it’s always in the front. Slightly wiser folk could go as far as pointing that it might be either in the front in the back.As usual in the motor industry, things are a bit more complicated than that. The position of the single heaviest component in a car is very important for all sorts of reasons.There are more than two options. In fact there are six, and that’s only if you ignore the possibility of putting the engine on one side, which is extremely rare but has occasionally happened.All six of the conventional positions have their pros and cons, as you’re about to find out.

Where is the best place to put a car engine?

It’s probably safe to say that most people go through their entire lives without worrying about where the engine should be in a car. Some may not even know. Others might say it’s always in the front. Slightly wiser folk could go as far as pointing that it might be either in the front in the back.

As usual in the motor industry, things are a bit more complicated than that. The position of the single heaviest component in a car is very important for all sorts of reasons.

There are more than two options. In fact there are six, and that’s only if you ignore the possibility of putting the engine on one side, which is extremely rare but has occasionally happened.

All six of the conventional positions have their pros and cons, as you’re about to find out.

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