Which is more efficient? A rear engine Volvo Bus or a Front
engine Volvo Bus? (Engine Capacity is same 4 both) why?
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Answer / kumar
When the engine is place front of the vehicle,
1. When the vehicle move forward, since the air is hitting
directlr over the radiator and engine, the possibility of
engine cooling is high. Hence Powerloss due to over heating
will not arrise.
2. The possibility of fresh intake air without much dust
particles is high. If we place the engine at rear only air
with dust and pollutants will be sucked for intake hence
requires much more filteration and reduce the overall
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Answer / g.s.k
front engine volvo bus (its easy to pull than to push as
vertical force vector adds to weight in pushing but in
pulling it is opposite to weight vector)
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Answer / bms
A rear engine bus is more efficient,because:
1.more power to weight ratio
2. optimum utilisation of space for seating, uniform and
wide open saloon for passengers,luggage boot,packaging of
driveline components etc.
3. The bus driver has more life to take care of other's..
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Answer / ashok leyland
Front engine because rear engine will stumble if situated in steep slopes. Front engines are efficient because of cooling.
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Answer / sebhel
Rear engine is more efficient! Because it is easier to get even axle loading plus axle spacing and overall unladen vehicle weight will be less!
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Answer / vishnu
the rear engine will be better because in front engine we
put power in rear wheel by propolar shaft and some power
loss is done which will not happen in rear wheel drive, and
if the vehicle gone in any mud or somewhere,and vehicle get
stuck the front wheel affect the first.
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