Differences between VR6 and V6 engine layout:

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The cylinder layouts of an inline-4, a standard V6, and a VR6 engine.

There are many misconceptions bandied about when one particular engine layout is spoken of, the VR6.  It is often confused for a V6 layout, so we decided to clear up the confusion, as per your requests.  Now I know there will be qualified engineers complaining that I missed out on this and that, so to clear the record, this is a simple explanation to differentiate the 2 engine layout in layman’s terms, as little technical jargon as possible.  As such, I will not delve into inlet and outlet ports, block construction etc.  So, let’s get to it:

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