Automotive Dictionary: Horizontally-Opposed Engine

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Automotive Dictionary: Horizontally-Opposed Engine


Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Horizontally-Opposed Engine


A design of multi-cylinder engine where the cylinders are opposed to each other, in equal numbers, at an angle of 180°. A horizontally-opposed, four-cylinder engine, such as that of the Citroen GS, may be known as a "Flat-Four". Such engines save height and provide a smooth torque but unless fitted with two or more carburettors involve complicated and lengthy manifolding.
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