Mid-Engine, Four-Wheel Drive Layout

Mid-Engine, Four-Wheel Drive Layout

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In automotive design, an M4, or Mid-engine, Four-wheel drive layout places the internal combustion engine in the middle of the vehicle, between both axles and drives all four roadwheels. It is a type of car powertrain layout. Although the term "mid-engine" can mean the engine is placed anywhere between the front and rear wheels, it is usually used for sports cars and racing cars where the engine is behind the passenger compartment. The layout or placement of engine and transmission are reversed in comparison to a front engined car to allow the gears to be changed directly from the passenger compartment using a gear stick. The motive output is then sent down a shaft to a differential in the centre of the car, which in the case of an M4 layout, distributes power to both front and rear axles.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135837710
  • 9786135837711