- For other uses, see V4.
A V4 engine is a V form engine with four cylinders and three main bearings.
Lancia produced several narrow-angle V4 engines from the 1920s through 1960s for cars like the Lambda, Augusta, Artena, Aprilia, Ardea, Appia, and Fulvia.
Ford of Europe produced two totally different V4 engines with a balance shaft, one in the UK and one in Germany:
The Ukrainian manufacturer ZAZ also used an air-cooled V4 with a balance shaft, produced by MeMZ and used in Zaporozhets cars.
The 1962 Ford "Mustang I" rear-engine concept roadster was powered by a German-made 1,500 cc V4 engine.
V4 engines are mostly found nowadays in motorcycles, typically transversely mounted. Models with V4 engines include:
The V4 format was used in the Turner Manufacturing Co. built Yeoman of England tractor which used a Turner V4 engine.
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 its small size, while still producing 140 hp (104 kW), or more.
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