Throwback Thursday – Engine tech takes a great leap forwards, 28 September 1928


In the early 1920s, four-cylinder engines were all the rage. With an increasing demand for cars, however, came the need for more cylinders

The 1920s were dominated by in-line four-cylinder engines, from the compact Wolseley-derived 847cc unit in the Morris Minor (pictured above) to the 4398cc Bentley, the largest engine on the market at the time.

However, the end of 1928 marked a notable shift towards a higher number of cylinders, with Autocar going so far as to write: “It is probable that in very few other years has there been quite so much upheaval. The four-cylinder engine is decreasing in popularity …read more

Source:: Autocar