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Old 30th November 2016, 23:54   #16
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The best looking engine bays mostly belong to the VW group of cars. Ofcourse, my definition of best looking bay is a neat and tidy bay with not so many components like pipes, tanks etc. visible.
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How about the damn sexy Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione bay.


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I have always i awe with souped-up Mercs. Their engine bays are a work of art. Here is one I admire - The Brabus Rocket 800's Engine Bay in all its glory
BTW do we all sound nerdy by discussing about engine bays and how beautiful, cute, gorgeous they look !!
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So, tell us which car in India, according to you, has best looking engine bay. Do share pics if you like. [/b]
Nice thread. Thank you!

I loved XUV5OO, followed by Audi A8's 4.2 TDI Torque Monster and BMW 530d.

I have WagonR and XUV, just realised how clumsy the WagonR is
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Each to itís own, not wanting to offend or anything and all of that, but could you elaborate; what do you think is so particular beautiful?

All I see is just a huge piece of plastic? There is hardly an actual engine piece in sight?

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I am with you on this sir. That is where the Bentley engine stood out in this thread.
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Each to itís own, not wanting to offend or anything and all of that, but could you elaborate; what do you think is so particular beautiful?

All I see is just a huge piece of plastic? There is hardly an actual engine piece in sight?

Jeroen
I not only like it in terms of aesthetic quality but also the badging "W12-6.0".

Just the amount of power which this machine covered with plastic is amazing for me.

There may be more power producing engines in the world but I saw this as a 17 year old when this car was launched in India and since then it has a special place for me.
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Just a simple point. If we say that those engine bays that have a very neat and clean look because of large covers then all engine bays will look the same with large covers blocking all view of the engine. I would like to see the engine bay without the covers to say which is the best looking!
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I must admit I love looking under the hood and when I’m looking at cars, I will look under the hood before I look inside the cabin.
With Classics yes, always yes! However to be honest with new gen engines I am not too keen to always peep under the hood, unless the engine itself is something interesting to look at. BTW, awesome bay of that Bentley. Thanks for sharing. I remember you sharing the same pic in some car show thread as well. Do you know what model and year that Bentley is from?

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I always think the way the engine bay looks like says a lot about how the car was designed and or how well it was maintained.
Wholeheartedly Agree!

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All these plastic cover do spoil the aesthetics I believe, I like my engines “raw”.
And it is always so nice to look into those plumbings etc. There is always an awe and beauty to that. And anyone who likes DIY stuff and get their hands 'dirty', there are always new things to learn, from the perspective of the OEM engineers.

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Something about that Audi....the engine bay is a work of art. Clean like their exterior styling. Obviously the work of a perfectionist.

Agree. As I mentioned in the other thread, I like symmetry in the engine bays and that Audi 4.2 is really good.

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Here's a mean looking one from the Rage Cyclone
Sweeet! I missed it posting. Thanks a ton for sharing.

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it would be very difficult to shoo them away.
Tell me about it! We had a rat sneak into our XUV's engine bay and it died causing nasty smell in the car. It was a nightmare to track it. Apparently, turned out that it had gotten right behind the dashboard and was shredded by the AC fan blower motor. Had to get the whole dashboard pulled to take it out!

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Aren't these vehicles difficult to work on for mechanics? Not the usual servicing bits - but something like replacement of a rubber component after a rat attack!
Yep, it is a big issue for mechanics too! I have seen a lot of them always try finding their junior with tiny hands to do the dirty work! lol.

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Duster no longer has this engine bay, otherwise I would have not criticized them so much on this forum.
Photos from the current Indian made Duster, take a look
Damn! A brute example of cost cutting right there!

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Without a doubt, the best looking engine bay among the cars we owned

Skoda Superb 2.8 V6 (2008)
Nice! Thanks for sharing.

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All I see is just a huge piece of plastic? There is hardly an actual engine piece in sight?
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The best looking engine bays mostly belong to the VW group of cars. Ofcourse, my definition of best looking bay is a neat and tidy bay with not so many components like pipes, tanks etc. visible.
Sadly, that's the trick with most Forced Induction engines now a days. Just put on a decent looking plastic cover and it will take care of aesthetics. Only a few go about making that cover look nice!

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How about the damn sexy [b]Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione bay.
Italians sure know how to do this stuff! Just look at any budget or niche Italian manufacturer for that matter and their engine bays are always nice and drool worthy.

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Just a simple point. If we say that those engine bays that have a very neat and clean look because of large covers then all engine bays will look the same with large covers blocking all view of the engine. I would like to see the engine bay without the covers to say which is the best looking!
Agree, but sadly among Indian manufacturers, most new gen engines are covered in covers like this only. We will have to pull out pics from Classics to look for real beauties.

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it also reduces the NVH levels inside the engine bay.
That is the primary function IMO. Aesthetic appeal is a bonus.

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Just a simple point. I would like to see the engine bay without the covers to say which is the best looking!
You can have a cover only when there is a good packaging inside the engine bay and consistency is maintained during assembly, not for something where the manufacturers fail to design a proper packaging like Indian version of Renault Duster. Covers are not used for aesthetic reason alone, it also reduces the NVH levels inside the engine bay.
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Agree, but sadly among Indian manufacturers, most new gen engines are covered in covers like this only. We will have to pull out pics from Classics to look for real beauties.
Well, let me start off that by not exactly a classic, but a dis-continued model.

One of the few cars with the intake on the front and the exhaust next to the firewall.

Ford Figo 1.2 with an aftermarket air filter which in turn got rid of the air box which covered the top of the engine almost completely.

Also to note, a clean engine bay is as good looking as a shiny car.

I guess we can make this into a poll from all the picture posted on the thread.
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Here are some pics of my XUV 500's engine bay.

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Pretty close is Mahindra's 2.2L mHawk in an XUV500, a tight and snug fit! Looks pretty neat as well!
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Also like the XUV500's tidy engine bay
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How about the minimalist bay of the Ambassador

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How about the minimalist bay of the Ambassador

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No plastic bit, just straight honest engineering and visible Technical stuff. I like it!
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