Gary Witzenburg


Gary is a long-time contributor who writes about vehicles, engines and technology.

Craftsmanship, User-Friendly Tech Distinguish Lexus RX Interior
Lexus Project Chief Designer Gen Ikeda says his team is most proud of the way it achieved an expression of functional design in an elegant way.
Family Van or Rolling Man Cave, Chrysler Pacifica Does It All
FCA boasts the Pacifica offers 37 minivan innovations, raising the total over the three decades since Chrysler invented the segment to a claimed 115.
Camaro Sets New Tone for Sporty Chevy Interiors
The iconic muscle car strikes best possible balance between heritage design and modernity.
Subaru’s Opposite Cylinders Attract Kudos
Subaru’s flat, H-shaped, opposed-piston “boxer” engine offers low profile, low center of gravity and direct injection.
FCA EcoDiesel Quiet in Center of Storm 1
Despite controversy over passenger-car diesels, FCA’s V-6 EcoDiesel is carving out a solid niche in light-duty pickups.
BMW’s Near-Perfect I-6 Gets Even Better 1
Why not go to an easier-to-package V-6 like everyone else? BMW’s head of inline gasoline engines reminds us the I-6 not only is inherently smoother, but it also is significantly lighter.
Toyota Puts Fun in Functionality With New Prius 1
Toyota claims the new Prius engine is the world’s first to achieve an amazing 40% maximum thermal efficiency, the measure of how much energy from the fuel actually reaches the drive wheels.
Cadillac XT5 Interior Moves Further Upscale
Cadillac claims to be the only full-line automaker constructing all of its interiors using the cut-and-sew technique, which combines advanced technology with handcraftsmanship.
Nissan’s VQ V-6 Engine Makes a Comeback 2
GM has its legendary small-block V-8 and BMW its silky I-6. Nissan has the VQ V-6.
Rich Materials, Exclusive Features Mark Audi TTS Interior
In sporty TT, MMI (Multi-Media Interface) content paired with driver information and instrumentation on single screen behind wheel in a “virtual cockpit.”
Innovation, Refinement Distinguish GM’s 3.6L V-6
The 3.6L delivers the kind of power and lusty exhaust note you associate with a V-8, for the price of a V-6, plus it’s loaded with advanced technology.
BMW 750i Represents Leading-Edge Technology and Craftsmanship
The first goal was to position the new 7-Series as the leader in the luxury segment. The second was to create a product that fulfills the needs of the most demanding customers around the world. The third was to design every single piece, corner and detail throughout the car, because the difference lies in the details.
Volvo’s T6 Engine Part of Bold Powertrain Strategy

Anyone not paying attention could be forgiven for discounting Volvo as a serious player since Ford sold the company to Chinese automaker Geely six years ago. But the Swedish automaker has re-emerged and been on a roll lately, largely due to breakthrough interior design and the pleasing performance and efficiency of its all-new Drive-E 4-cyl. engines.

Ford’s 5.2L High-Revving Masterpiece 3
Benchmarking two Ferrari engines for performance and NVH, Ford engineers set out to create something magical with its 5.2L V-8 for the Shelby GT350 Mustang. They succeeded.
Most Disruptive Powertrain Gets Even Better 2
Chevrolet’s electrified vehicle engineers redesigned the ’16 Volt and its entire Voltec powertrain.

Feb 10, 2017

Volvo V60 Polestar 2.0L Turbo/Supercharged DOHC 4-cyl. -- 2017 Award Acceptance

Stefan Hermelin, general manager-Monitoring & Concept Center, accepts Volvo Cars' award at the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


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