The Inline-Six Engine: A Dying Breed
The inline-six cylinder engine is gradually being replaced with the more compact V-arrangement. I would not be surprised to see the inline-6 leave the petrol-engine’d passenger car arena entirely, and only be reserved for diesel work vehicles.
However, they will always hold a special place in my heart, because nothing sounds quite like a straight six. With their natural mechanical balance and great exhaust note, let’s take a minute to remember just a few of these excellent engines.
- TVR Speed Six
- BMW S50B32
- Nissan S20
- Jaguar XK6
- Nissan RB26DETT
- Toyota 1JZ-GTE
- Nissan L28 / OS Giken TC-24 B1
Long live the straight six!
I’m surprised the S54 isn’t on that list. That is one of the best NA I6s ever built in my opinion.
In for S54
The Best motoring IL6 shootout is so good.