Story Behind 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/575041/more en How Mazda's Skyactiv Fuel-Efficiency Technology Works http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/how-mazdas-skyactiv-fuel-efficiency-technology-works <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The combustion research that led to Mazda’s 13:1 compression ratio on 87-octane gas goes back about 10 years, long before there was a Skyactiv program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/how-mazdas-skyactiv-fuel-efficiency-technology-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/how-mazdas-skyactiv-fuel-efficiency-technology-works#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda Fuel Economy Gasoline Story Behind 10 Best Engines Skyactiv Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:35:00 +0000 643011 at http://wardsauto.com Meet the New Boss http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/meet-new-boss <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s Boss 302 is remarkable because it achieves its prodigious output without forced induction and is a surprisingly pleasant daily driver. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/meet-new-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/meet-new-boss#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Gasoline Story Behind 10 Best Engines Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:30:00 +0000 620011 at http://wardsauto.com The Ultimate Combustion Machine http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/ultimate-combustion-machine <div class="node-body article-body">The industry has moved to V-6s but BMW still believes its iconic I-6 design is the engine of the future. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/ultimate-combustion-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/ultimate-combustion-machine#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Fuel Economy Gasoline Story Behind 10 Best Engines Double Vanos Fritz Steinparzer HCCI N54 N55 pedestrian safety Valvetronic Tue, 28 Aug 2012 09:42:00 +0000 591871 at http://wardsauto.com Supercharged Audi V-6 Excels in Power, Efficiency, Refinement http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/supercharged-audi-v-6-excels-power-efficiency-refinement <div class="node-body article-body">Audi’s only gasoline V-6 as of the ’13 model year powers the A6 and A7 4-door "coupe," the high-performance S4 sedan and Cabriolet and S5 coupe, as well as the Q5 and Q7 CUVs and the ’13 A8 luxury sedan. It also can be found in the VW Touareg and two Porsches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/supercharged-audi-v-6-excels-power-efficiency-refinement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/supercharged-audi-v-6-excels-power-efficiency-refinement#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Story Behind 10 Best Engines Supercharger Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:15:00 +0000 574801 at http://wardsauto.com Buick Regal GS Turbo Beats Everyone in Output http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/buick-regal-gs-turbo-beats-everyone-output <div class="node-body article-body">The 2.0L had to be a credible replacement for a much larger V-6, so a top priority was being fun-to-drive. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/buick-regal-gs-turbo-beats-everyone-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/buick-regal-gs-turbo-beats-everyone-output#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Buick Fuel Economy Gasoline Story Behind 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Buick Regal GS Ecotec Mike Anderson scavenging Twin-scroll turbocharger Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 549811 at http://wardsauto.com Infiniti M35h Hybrid Refined, Efficient, Surprisingly Fast http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/infiniti-m35h-hybrid-refined-efficient-surprisingly-fast <div class="node-body article-body">Most competing hybrids, including those built by Toyota and Ford, use a parallel system with two motors and a planetary gear set, which is heavier and less energy efficient. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/infiniti-m35h-hybrid-refined-efficient-surprisingly-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/infiniti-m35h-hybrid-refined-efficient-surprisingly-fast#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Infiniti Hybrid Vehicles Story Behind 10 Best Engines Direct Response Hybrid System Li-ion Tomoaki Momose VQ V-6 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:30:00 +0000 537521 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Pentastar V-6 Rare Blend of Versatility, Refinement http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/chrysler-pentastar-v-6-rare-blend-versatility-refinement <div class="node-body article-body">New V-6 likely will account for more than a third of the auto maker’s powertrains and contribute to about a 25% improvement in Chrysler’s overall corporate average fuel economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/chrysler-pentastar-v-6-rare-blend-versatility-refinement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/chrysler-pentastar-v-6-rare-blend-versatility-refinement#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Gasoline Story Behind 10 Best Engines Fri, 04 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000 516351 at http://wardsauto.com BMW's Innovative 4-Cyl. Blazes New Path for Smaller Engines http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/bmws-innovative-4-cyl-blazes-new-path-smaller-engines <div class="node-body article-body">The 2.0L 4-cyl. is smooth and powerful enough to replace BMW’s iconic I-6 engines on a growing number of its up-market models. The auto maker already is designing a completely new engine family of 3-cyl., 4-cyl. and 6-cyl. engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/bmws-innovative-4-cyl-blazes-new-path-smaller-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/bmws-innovative-4-cyl-blazes-new-path-smaller-engines#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Gasoline Story Behind 10 Best Engines Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:00:00 +0000 480131 at http://wardsauto.com Stout EcoBoost I-4 Plays Well Above Weight Class http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/stout-ecoboost-i-4-plays-well-above-weight-class <div class="node-body article-body">Among the primary design goals was achieving the oft-quoted mantra: “Power of a V-6, fuel efficiency of an I-4.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/stout-ecoboost-i-4-plays-well-above-weight-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/stout-ecoboost-i-4-plays-well-above-weight-class#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Story Behind 10 Best Engines '12 Ford Edge Borg Warner Bosch Automotive Ford 2.0L DOHC EcoBoost I-4 Nemak Scott Makowski Ward's 10 Best Engines Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:36:00 +0000 462491 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ford 2.0L DOHC EcoBoost I-4.</strong></p> Hyundai’s Small Engine Big Overachiever http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/hyundai-s-small-engine-big-overachiever <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s latest-generation Gamma engine is among the smallest in the U.S. and powers the Accent subcompact, one of the lowest-priced cars in the U.S., yet it pushes the envelope in technology and specific output.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/hyundai-s-small-engine-big-overachiever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/hyundai-s-small-engine-big-overachiever#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Story Behind 10 Best Engines 1.6L Gamma 4-cyl. 1.6L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 gasoline direct injection Hyundai Accent Seong-Hyon Park Veloster Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:25:00 +0000 446321 at http://wardsauto.com