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Join Date: Apr 2002
Re: 156 1.7 Engined Saloon
The 1.7 Boxer engine is a flat four engine with gearbox mounted behind the engine. The engine is very narrow as the pistons are horizontally opposed (2 on the left, 2 on the right) and therefore gives enough space for the gearbox to still run the front wheels with equal length drive shafts.
If the install was for real then it would make for an interesting purchase.......although why any one would have chosen to do it, I've no idea