What makes an engine a V6?

A V6 engine, often just called a V6, is an internal combustion engine with six cylinders. The engine has three cylinders on each side called banks. The two banks form a “V” shaped angle. In most engines, the two banks are at a right angle (90°) or less to each other.

Is a 6 cylinder a V8?

To put it simply, a V6 engine has six cylinders for fuel intake, whereas a V8 engine has eight. At their core though, both engines work the same way.

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