re V vs inline etc
Also in reply to the above examples the v6 layout I am told has more torque than an inline 6 but the inline 6 is inherintly more smooth running and is generally more balanced as was mentioned before.
The v6 therefore all things being equal should be a better motor for pulling and hard work (Tradesmens reqirements) thats why there is a lot of jap pick ups around.
we see this a lot down in Australia.
W123 280Te 1982 Modified & still going
W210 190E 1990 (Wifes Car)
W116 350 se sold
W116 280 se sold