How Much Do You Know About Boxer Engines?

By J. Reinoehl on March 10, 2018

About This Quiz

Are you a fan of engines... all engines? Are you familiar with a type of engine called the boxer engine? If so, then this quiz is for you. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of boxer engines.

What the heck is a boxer engine? Well, if you have forgotten or are a bit unfamiliar with the type, a boxer engine is a type of engine that has cylinders that are horizontally opposed, which enables the engine to lie flat. This type of engine was designed by Karl Benz, the German engineer and auto designer who has been credited with designing the first practical car -- he called his boxer engine, a kontra engine. The boxer engine is sometimes referred to as a flat engine, but don't assume that it functions entirely differently from what we think of as a traditional engine because the boxer engine is an internal combustion engine just like all of the others. So, how did the boxer engine come to be called what we know it as today? If you watch how the pistons of the boxer engine move in and out, they look a bit like boxing gloves. It's that simple.

Let's get started with this quiz to see how much you know about boxer engines.

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