Video Of The Day: 4 Reasons Why The VR6 Engine Is Dying Off

Tesla doesn’t put VR6 engines in any of its vehicles, and like everybody knows, Tesla>Volkswagen.

Eventually, this odd configuration for the 6-cylinder engine will be phased out, Engineering Explained says in this video. So should you care?

We do, but before that, let’s establish what the VR6 is, why we don’t see it much these days. The name is German and roughly translates as the inline-V6.

The logistics of how it works are pretty obvious just by looking at a single block with six tightly squeezed cylinders.

The firing order is 1-5-3-6-2-4, so it’s like the regular inline engine in that regard.



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