The engine is the most important part of any car, without an engine there will be no car. The modern automotive engine is quite a system in itself. Rather complicated in its entirety, it can also be broken down into a set of subsystems. Before any discussion of the engine subsystems can begin, an understanding of the engine as a whole must be made. Watch the video below to learn and understand the engine configurations.
V's, inlines, W's and more. Brian Cooley tells you how engines are arranged.