variants or V6
: an internal combustion engine having two banks of three cylinders each with the banks at an angle to each other
also : an automobile having such an engine compare v-8

Examples of V-6 in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The British marque melds them brilliantly, using hybrid architecture that employs a motor to goose an all-new V-6 engine; its superb power train is just one reason why the editors chose it as their Car of the Year. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 The setup consists of a 1.6-liter V-6 and four electric motors that combine to pump out a hair-raising 1,049 horses. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 The Unifor strike includes Oshawa Assembly Complex and CCA Stamped Products, St. Catharines Powertrain Plant and Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre, which produce Chevrolet Silverado trucks as well as some V-6 and V-8 engines. Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2023 It was originally supposed to feature a V-6, but now has a twin-turbo flat-plane V-8 engine at its heart. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2023 But this 0-to-60 time is a tenth of a second quicker than that of a Camaro V-6 automatic. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 26 Aug. 2023 Self-closing doors, massaging seats, heads-up display and the 3.5T E-supercharger AWD packs a 3.5 Liter twin-turbo V-6 with an electric supercharger. cleveland, 19 Aug. 2023 The model takes elements of the MC20 and MC12 and gives them a decidedly menacing attitude adjustment in appearance and performance that finds the brand’s Nettuno 3.0-liter V-6 in its most aggressive tune. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 19 Aug. 2023 With about 70 percent more displacement than the base E-class 3.2-liter V-6 has, the E55 is a rocket, flattening you in your seat all the way to its 158-mph governor. Barry Winfield, Car and Driver, 14 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of V-6 was in 1953

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“V-6.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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