it's also interesting to show your engine to people who don't know about the 190e2.6. When the hood is closed, they have an idea in their mind of the size of the engine, based on the size of the hood. When you open the hood, they are surprised by the size of the engine. I was - when I bought the car. [/B]
Have you ever looked under the hood of an older five-cylinder FWD Audi like an old 5000. I recall that the radiator is off to the side, so the front of the engine is actually at the leading plane of the radiator. Five-cylinder FWD "Wowos" are probably similar.