from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having four cylinders, either working together or each one working separately from the others.


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  • A teenager was walking on Union Street, West Ryde, at about 12.30am AEST when two men in a red sedan - described as a four-cylinder Honda or Toyota - demanded money from him | Top Stories

  • The Q5 2.0T Quattro comes with a turbocharged 2-liter, direct-injection, in-line four-cylinder engine 211 horsepower, 258 foot-pounds of torque.

    2011 Audi Q5 2.0 T Quattro

  • I spent my five hours in the comfortably warm and entertaining cabin of this week's subject automobile - the compact, front-wheel-drive 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S sedan, equipped with a 2.4-liter in-line, direct-injection four-cylinder gasoline engine 175 horsepower, 180 foot-pounds of torque.

    2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S sedan

  • That means the battery is giving us about the range you'd expect from one gallon of gas in a four-cylinder compact sedan.

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  • Engine/transmission: The car comes with a standard 2.5-liter, 16-valve direct-injection in-line four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing and lift 175 horsepower, 180 foot-pounds of torque.

    Details on the 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S sedan

  • The far more popular, conventional, four-cylinder Escapes are rated at 25 mpg.

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  • Its modern, turbocharged four-cylinder engine has an annoying, old-fashioned problem called turbo lag.

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  • Engine/transmission: The SUV, like the A4 Quattro sedan, comes standard with a turbocharged, direct-injection (gasoline) 2-liter in-line four-cylinder engine with electronically controlled, variable valve lift and timing for better fuel economy (211 horsepower, 258 foot-pounds of torque).

    2011 Audi Q5 2.0 T Quattro

  • Fiat's share of the company rose to 25% in January when it met the first government benchmark by making a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine at a factory in Dundee, Mich.

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  • Dan Neil/Wall Street Journal The Elantra gets 40-mpg on the highway, on the strength of a new 1.8-liter, 148-horsepower four-cylinder engine.

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