Tom Murphy

Executive Editor, WardsAuto World digital magazine, WardsAuto/WardsAuto World

Tom Murphy is executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines and Ward’s 10 Best Interiors awards. Tom grills year-round, never leaves home without a guitar pick, stays up late for Stanley Cup playoff games and aspires to own a Jaguar E-Type someday.

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Nov 11, 2013

Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Ram 3.0L Diesel

We’re driving six diesels this year for 10 Best Engines, but this is the only one found in a truck, the Ram 1500....More
Oct 16, 2013

Fiat 500e Passes Goalie-Bag Test

The rear seats fold flat, and the bag crams in lengthwise, with the goalie pads lying flat on top. The stick fits nicely with the blade in the front....More
Jul 24, 2013

Ram 3500: The Right Tool

The dually Ram 3500 Tradesman makes light work out of hauling a pallet of bricks weighing nearly 3,000 lbs....More
Jun 13, 2013

Bosch Embracing Automated Vehicles

Bosch’s research in Palo Alto, CA, and Abstatt, Germany, centers on fusing together the capabilities of short-range radar, long-range radar, video....More
Apr 02, 2013

Four Interior Nominees Crack $100,000 Club

Editors begin the selection process this week, and it will be interesting to see if the flame-red leather on the Viper or the “Magic Sky Control”....More
Oct 31, 2012

Pontiac Getting New Rig – And Days Off

GM's Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Pontiac, MI, has had only one dynamic tilt stands for engine evaluation for more than a decade, but....More
Oct 05, 2012

Charbroiled Burgers Fire Up Diesel Prospects

Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, tells WardsAuto his organization will consider a similar research project....More
Sep 21, 2012

1.0L EcoBoost 3-Cyl. Shockingly Quiet, Capable

The 1.0L EcoBoost isn’t just a cool engineering trick. Instead, it should excite us about the possibilities ahead. For those of us who still cherish....More
Sep 10, 2012

Ride Down Memory Lane

Some 750 prized vehicles, bikes and motorcycles produced before 1932 cruised the streets of Henry Ford’s historical wonderland to highlight an era....More
Aug 15, 2012

More Evidence Next Small-Block Remains OHV

This week, one more morsel fell from the GM Powertrain lunchtable: The next small-block, when it arrives (likely) sometime next year, will use Active....More
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