The V-block engine

German engineers Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, invented the V-block engine, the first engine of this type in 1889. The name V-block is because the two cylinders were arranged in a “V” at an angle of 17 degrees. When the engine it top speed, it generated 600 rpm and produced 1.5 horsepower.

Date:
      1889
Name(s):
      Wilhelm Maybach
      Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler
Occupation:
      Designers Engineers
Location:
      Germany


Additional Information:

  • V engine – Wikipedia
    A V engine, or Vee engine is a common configuration for an internal combustion engine. The cylinders and pistons are aligned, in two separate planes or ‘banks’, so that they appear to be in a “V” when viewed along the axis of the crankshaft.
  • Why are V-shaped engines used? – Quora
    The usage of V Engines can be seen in almost every automobile running on road. Many say that it gives more power than a vertical mounted engine.
  • V engine – Revolvy
    A V engine, or Vee engine is a common configuration for an internal combustion engine. The cylinders and pistons are aligned, in two separate planes or ‘banks’, so that they appear to be in a “V” when viewed along the axis of the crankshaft.
  • Engine’s History – Top Speed
    The pistons are aligned so that they appear to be in a V when viewed along the line of the crankshaft. The V configuration reduces the overall engine length and weight compared to an equivalent straight engine. The first V-engine was invented by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1888.
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