Straight-three engine

Engine block of an Elsbett straight-three diesel engine

A straight-three engine (also called an inline-triple or inline-three)[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] is a three-cylinder piston engine where cylinders are arranged in a line along a common crankshaft.

Less common than straight-four engines, straight-three engines have nonetheless been used in various motorcycles, cars and agricultural machinery.

  1. ^ Robson, Graham (August 15, 2010). "The car and the team". Saab 96 & V4. Rally Giants. Veloce Publishing. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-84584-256-7. V4 replaces straight three
  2. ^ Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling. Sonny Barger, Darwin Holmstrom. HarperCollins, 8 Jun 2010
  3. ^ Superbikes: The World's Top Performance Machines. Alan Dowds. Tangerine Press, 2004
  4. ^ Cycle world, Volume 44. CBS Publications, 2005
  5. ^ Gorant, Jim (December 1997). Oldham, Joe (ed.). "Jet Ski Saviors". Popular Mechanics. New York, NY USA: Hearst. 174 (12): 54–57. ISSN 0032-4558. Retrieved 2012-07-02. The 1071cc, inline, triple-cylinder configuration produces 803 pounds of thrust and pushes the boat to about 55 mph.
  6. ^ Dinkel, John, ed. (July 1988). "Comparison Road Test: 3x3". Road & Track. Newport Beach, CA USA: Diamandis Communications. 39 (11): 66–74. ISSN 0035-7189. Its engine is still the same 993-cc sohc inline-3, producing 48 bhp at 5100 5100 rpm and 57 lb-ft torque at 3200...
  7. ^ Mayersohn, Norman; Zino, Ken (March 1988). Oldham, Joe (ed.). "Car of the Future Part 3 of a Series – Power for Tomorrow". Popular Mechanics. New York, NY USA: Hearst. 165 (3): 53–57. ISSN 0032-4558. Retrieved 2012-07-02. Under a more sophisticated modular engine plan, a basic 3-liter V6 could be split into an inline Three, chopped into a V4 or melded into a V12.