opposed engine

opposed engine

[ə′pōzd ′en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
A reciprocating engine having the pistons on opposite sides of the crankshaft, with the piston strokes on each side working in a direction opposite to the direction of the strokes on the other side.
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Whereas the rear-drive Beetle had an air-cooled, horizontally opposed engine in the rear of the vehicle, when the Golf arrived, it featured a water-cooled, inline engine transversely located upfront, driving the front wheels.
The horizontally opposed engine emits a fair amount of noise under pressure, but I suspect this will add, rather than detract from the sporty coupe for those interested in this type of car.
The four-wheel drive with a 2000 cc horizontally opposed engine has a fuel efficiency of 15.
0-litre, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine has a horizontally opposed engine and Toyota's cutting edge D-4S injection system that incorporates both direct and port injection.
The partnership begins by combining Subaru's newly developed, horizontally opposed engine and Toyota's cutting edge D-4S injection system that incorporates both direct and port injection.
Adoption of a package consisting of the world's only horizontally opposed engine coupled to an ultra-low-center-of-gravity (460 mm) rear-wheel-drive system offers fun driving at a level unprecedented in earlier sports cars.
It's a horizontally opposed engine -- meaning the cylinders are arranged in two banks opposite each other.
Costing from pounds 28,995, the Tribeca has a three-litre 245bhp six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine, five-speed automatic gearbox and full-time symmetrical all-wheel drive.
2-liter horizontally opposed engine, with four-wheel independent suspension and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system.
When Tada was doing his research, he looked closely at the Sports 800 powertrain setup and came to the conclusion that the horizontally opposed engine was a good approach.
The partnership begins by combining Subaru's newly developed horizontally opposed engine and Toyota's cutting-edge D-4S injection system, which incorporates both direct and port injection.
The engine is installed front mid-ship to establish the world's only horizontally opposed engine and rear-wheel-drive package.