Engine capacity

Engine capacity refers to the volume swept by all the pistons of an engine, within their bores, from the top to the bottom of their travel. Measured in litres, cubic centimetres (cc) here in Australia. Engines with greater capacities are usually more powerful and provide greater torque at lower rpms but also consume more fuel. However there are exceptions, for example a Subaru Impreza WRX with a 2.0 L engine capacity has more power than a Ford Falcon with a 4.0L engine capacity. This is due to the turbocharger found in the Subaru.




  • Tom Porter

    Does anyone know what car ever built had the largest cubic capacity engine?
    Many thanks,Tom.

    • Markcalloway25

      Bugatti Type 41 with 12,763cc engine

  • noemi

    i don’t really know about cars but i would like to know more about the subara cars

    *noemi*

  • Suresh

    am new to car, i want to buy a car. kindly advice me how to choose a car. about tata

  • Markcalloway25

    tata iria is best in tata’s suv

  • Ousama

    hi i would know how engine capacity for Audi Q5 to all years versions