Longitudinal engine

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Longitudinal engine in a 3-wheeler chassis

In automotive engineering, a longitudinal engine is an internal combustion engine in which the crankshaft is oriented along the long axis of the vehicle, front to back.[1][2]

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  1. Pickerill, Ken (Jun 26, 2009). "Glossary". In Main, Larry (ed.). Automotive Engine Performance. Today's Technician (5th ed.). Clifton Park, NY USA: Cengage Learning. p. 464. ISBN 978-1-43544-520-8. Longitudinal engine mounting An engine mounted lengthways in the chassis.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Duffy, James E.; Scharff, Robert (Mar 1, 2003) [1988]. "Chapter 2: Vehicle Construction Technology". In Clark, Sandy (ed.). Auto Body Repair Technology (4th ed.). Clifton Park, NY USA: Cengage Learning. pp. 25–26. ISBN 0-7668-6272-0. A longitudinal engine mounts the crankshaft centerline front to rear when viewed from the top.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>