DETROIT -- The bad news: We have to say "so long" to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.'s spectacular 3L "VQ" DOHC V-6, retiring from Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition after seven consecutive wins only because, (paradoxically to us,) Nissan is discontinuing in most world markets the 3L variant of the ground-breaking modular VQ engine family. The good news: the larger 3.5L VQ we now get to replace the 3L simply is more of a good thing. Chocolate fudge smothering chocolate ice cream, if you will. ...

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