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What is the difference between a 1.2L 3-cylinder and a 4-cylinder engine ? How does it effect fuel efficiency & power? Is VW Polo a good buy considering it has a 1.2L 3-cylinder engine? Thanks.
By Dhruv Shah 08 August 2010

the only concerns of polo are the rear leg room, delivery time and price, if these are not bothering then polo is the car for everyone.
Though polo has 3 cylinders, it has been well (outstandingly) balnced and the engine is fitted to the chasis with a superior foam suspension which takes care of all the vibrations.

Answer by Sai 08 August 2010
Expert`s comment:

The advantage of a 2 cylinder engine of same capacity of 4 cylinder engine is that the frictional losses are reduced much and so do size of engine. For the same reason it can give better fuel efficiency than compared to 4 cylinder. However the technology used and quality of manufacture matters a lot in deciding reliability of the same for higher power and load. 3 cylinder engine used in Polo has well proven performance and hence reliable.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 08 August 2010
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