Engine Size Chart

Engine Size Chart

Last Updated August 4, 2019 | Alison Smith
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Most people judge engines not just by their horsepower and torque numbers but also by the engine size. While larger engines are typically more powerful, they burn more fuel. Engine size can be determined by the displacement of the engine.

What is Engine Displacement?

Engine displacement is the total swept volume of air created by the pistons as they move up and down in each cylinder. Whether you have an engine that is four, six, or eight cylinders, the engine displacement is all measured the same way. Along with the number of cylinders, when calculating engine displacement, you also need to factor in the bore and stroke. Bore is the diameter of each cylinder while stroke is the distance traveled when the piston moves back and forth.

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Engine Conversion Chart

While engine displacement in modern society is typically measured in liters, older engines mainly used cubic inches to describe the engine size. Converting engine displacement measurements from one unit to another is a pretty simple process. Here’s a chart that should help when converting engine sizes.

Engine Conversion Chart
Original Unit Desired Unit Multiplier
Cubic inches Cubic centimeters 16.39
Cubic inches Liters 0.01639
Cubic centimeters Cubic inches 0.06101
Liters Cubic inches 61.01

For example, if you want to know how to convert 6.2L into cubic inches, you would just need to complete some simple math:

6.2L x 61.01 = 378.262

So, 6.2L is roughly equivalent to 378 cubic inches. That wasn’t too hard, was it?

Engine Size Chart

For quick reference to some of the most popular engine sizes, check out the chart below. This engine displacement chart shows all relevant measurements including liters, cubic inches, and cubic centimeters.

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Engine Size Chart
Liters (L) Cubic Centimeters (CC) Cubic Inches (CID)
1.0 1,000 61
1.5 1,500 92
1.6 1,606 98
1.7 1,721 105
1.8 1,836 112
2.0 1,983 121
2.0 2,000 122
2.2 2,196 134
2.2 2,213 135
2.3 2,295 140
2.5 2,475 151
2.6 2,557 156
2.6 2,606 159
2.8 2,786 170
2.8 2,803 171
2.8 2,835 173
3.0 2,967 181
3.2 3,212 196
3.3 3,278 200
3.5 3,475 212
3.7 3,688 225
3.8 3,753 229
3.8 3,786 231
3.8 3,802 232
3.9 3,901 238
4.1 4,097 250
4.1 4,130 252
4.2 4,179 255
4.2 4,229 258
4.3 4,261 260
4.3 4,343 265
4.4 4,376 267
4.8 4,786 292
4.9 4,917 300
4.9 4,933 301
5.0 4,949 302
5.0 4,983 304
5.0 4,999 305
5.0 5,032 307
5.2 5,212 318
5.7 5,736 350
5.8 5,753 351
5.9 5,884 359
5.9 5,900 360
6.0 6,032 368
6.2 6,195 378
6.2 6,212 379
6.6 6,556 400
6.6 6,605 403
6.9 6,884 420
7.0 6,966 425
7.0 6,982 426
7.4 7,447 454
7.5 7,539 460
7.6 7,638 466
7.8 7,785 475
8.1 8,113 495
8.2 8,195 500
8.3 8,261 504
8.6 8,605 525
9.0 9,031 551
9.0 9,047 552
9.1 9,096 555
9.3 9,310 568
10.0 10,014 611
10.4 10,424 636
10.5 10,457 638
11.0 11,014 672
11.0 11,030 673
11.6 11,588 707
12.0 12,036 736
12.2 12,178 743
13.9 13,964 852
14.0 14,013 855
14.2 14,161 864
14.2 14,194 866
14.6 14,636 893
14.8 14,800 903
15.2 15,193 927
18.0 18,013 1,099
18.8 18,848 1,150

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Engine Size Chart

Before liters became the typical unit for measuring engine displacement, cubic inches was the standard way of determining engine size. Rather than doing the math yourself, check out this handy engine conversion chart that will tell you the cubic inches, cubic centimeters, and liters of popular engine sizes. If you don’t see your size listed, check out the simple conversion table to calculate your engine displacement!

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