# What is the displacement of an engine?

Engine displacement is the swept volume of all the pistons inside the cylinders of a reciprocating engine in a single movement from top dead centre (TDC) to bottom dead centre (BDC). It is commonly specified in cubic centimetres (cc or cm3), litres (l), or cubic inches (CID).

Also to know is, what does 2.0 liter engine mean?

Engines are measured by displacement, usually expressed in liters (L) or cubic centimeters (cc). Displacement is the total volume of all the cylinders in an engine. An engine with four cylinders of 569cc each totals 2276cc, and will be rounder off and referred to as a 2.3 liter engine.

What is 1.4 liter engine means?

So, when swept volumes of all cylinder added together it is called displacement volume. Displacement volume = swept volume x number of cylinders. Dispalcement volume is a very important parameter for engine, so it is specified as 1.2L, 1.4L etc. It means 1.2 Liters of volume. 1 liters = 1000 cubic centimeters(cc).

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