Cylinder Bank - Unusual Arrangements

Unusual Arrangements

The W or broad arrow arrangement uses three cylinder banks, usually a W-12 with three banks of four cylinders.

Narrow-angle vee engines, such as the Lancia V4 and the Volkswagen VR6, have such a narrow bank angle that their cylinders are combined into a single cylinder block. These are still described as vee engines, although they may be described as having either two (as for other engines) or (more commonly in these cases) one cylinder bank.

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