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v4s

V4 engine

A V4 engine is a V form engine with four cylinders.

Lancia produced several narrow-angle V4 engines from the 1920s through 1960s for cars like the Lambda, Augusta, Artena, Aprilia, Ardea, Appia, and Fulvia. These were a predecessor for Volkswagen's VR6 family.

Ford of Europe produced two totally different V4 engines with a balance shaft, one in the UK and one in Germany:

Saab featured the Ford 1500 cc OHV V4 engine in their 95, 96 and Sonett models, producing and of torque.

The Ukrainian manufacturer ZAZ also used air cooled V4s with a balance shaft, produced by MeMZ and used in Zaporozhets cars.

V4 engines are also sometimes found in motorcycles, for instance the

Another use of the V4 engine is in outboard motors. They are two stroke cycle and generally carbureted. Some of the largest manufacturers are Johnson, Evinrude and Yamaha. This type of engine is popular because of their small size, while still allowing 140+ horsepower.

A common mistake is to refer to the much more common inline 4 as a V4.

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