Although Daewoo Motor Co. Ltd. claims its Magnus is the world’s first front-wheel-drive midsize sedan to employ a transversely mounted inline-6-cyl. engine, Australia’s British Motor Corp. produced such a car with the Austin nameplate in 1970. (see related story: Daewoo Fits L6 Magnus with Transverse I-6) Mercedes-Benz historians also erred in their claim that the 1929 Maybach Type 12 V-12 was the first 12-cyl. engine in series production. That honor belongs to Packard and its Twin Six, of ...

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