A V6 isn't the only way to arrange six-cylinders.
Everyone seems to have their own preference on what is the best sounding engine type. We've covered the as well as the much . There have been some very special V6 engines over the years, but what about the engines that have all six cylinders in a row? The inline-six engine has many applications from sports cars to big trucks, but we wanted to focus on the former and list our five favorite sounding inline-six engines. Let us know your favorites in the comments.
The BMW M3 with a 3.2-liter naturally aspirated inline-six. In the hardcore CSL version, this engine produced 360 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The S54 sounds even better than its turbocharged descendants that currently power BMW M cars.
One of the reasons why the GT-Rs were so special was the RB26DETT engine. This 2.6-liter inline-six produced around 276 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, but was highly underrated to comply with Japan's gentleman's agreement on horsepower in the 1990s.
The original Jaguar E-Type was called the most beautiful car in the world by Enzo Ferrari himself. The car also had a very special sounding triple SU carbureted 3.8-liter inline-six engine. This engine was later increased to 4.2-liters with 265 hp.
The Toyota Supra is one of the most legendary tuner cars of all time. The stock Supra Turbo was powered by a 3.2-liter 2JZ-GTE inline-six with two turbos. The car produced 320 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque in the US version, but what really makes this engine special is its ability to be tuned and its .
The original Nissan Skyline GT-R came out in 1971. The car was powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC S20 inline-six with 160 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. This tiny inline-six engine has one of the most unique engine sounds that you will ever hear.