mid-engine

A chassis layout that positions the engine behind the passenger compartment but ahead of the rear axle.
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  • Mid-engine design — A mid engine layout describes the placement of an automobile engine between the rear and front axles. Another term for this is mid ship.[citation needed] Contents 1 Benefits 2 Drawbacks 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Mid-engine, front-wheel drive layout — MF layout In automotive design, a MF, or Mid engine, Front wheel drive layout is one in which the front road wheels are driven by an internal combustion engine placed just behind them, in front of the passenger compartment. In contrast to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mid-engine, four-wheel drive layout — The Lamborghini Murciélago uses the M4 configuration. 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 …   Wikipedia

  • mid-engine chassis configuration — The engine is located in the center of the chassis directly behind the passenger compartment (normally these are only 2 seater vehicles) but ahead of the center line of the rear wheels. In most cases, the fuel tank is directly in front of the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout — In automotive design, a RMR or Rear Mid engine, Rear wheel drive layout is one in which the rear wheels are driven by an engine placed just in front of them, behind the passenger compartment. In contrast to the rear engined RR layout, the center… …   Wikipedia

  • Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout — In automotive design, a FMR, or Front Mid engine, Rear wheel drive layout is one that places the engine in the front, as in the FR layout, but pushed back enough that the engine s center of mass is to the rear of the front axle. This aids in… …   Wikipedia

  • underfloor mid-engine — A design, introduced on the Toyota Previa minivan, where the engine is located below the passenger compartment, between front and rear …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • engine — A device for changing fuel energy to mechanical energy. The term applies to the primary source of power generation. In Britain there is a desire to make a clear distinction between engine and motor so that motor refers only to electric power… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • engine cover — The panel which conceals the engine in a mid engine car. Also called access panel. Also see hood (British bonnet ) which covers the engine only in a front mounted engine …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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