I was trying to understand more about torque when I was comparing two engines, totally different engines.
one engine ( Straigh 4 ) that produces 149 ft-lb at the maximum HP given (237HP@8300) the other ( Straight 6 ) that produces 254 ft-lb at the maximum HP given (276HP@4200)
what strikes me is the I6 engine produces around 41% more torque than the I4. considering that it has 50% more cylinders which in this case 6 versus 4. and the RPM at which it delivers this torque is 50% less in the I6 compared to the I4.
So I was wondering, is there something I am missing? lets say if the I4 engine was redesigned with added cylinders, say 6 cylinders (2 more cylinders) would it operate at the same RPM? e.g.8300? or will that figure drop?