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Front-engine design is an automotive design with an engine in front side of the car, connected to wheels via a drive shaft. Main types of Front engine design are:
- Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, the traditional automotive layout for most of the 20th century
- Front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout, which became dominant in passenger cars by the late 20th century
- Front-engine, four-wheel-drive layout
Advantage of front engine design is better cabin space for passengers, and also bigger boot space. Disadvantage is that more weight of the car goes on front wheels and less weight goes on the rear wheels, that causes understeer.