Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/642091/more en Audi’s Supercharged V-6 Makes V-8s (Almost) Obsolete http://wardsauto.com/technology/audi-s-supercharged-v-6-makes-v-8s-almost-obsolete <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Surprisingly, it was planned as a small-volume engine for high-performance compact S4s and S5s. Now it is Audi's only V-6 available in midrange A6s and A7s, the flagship A8 sedan and Q5, SQ5 and Q7 CUVs. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/audi-s-supercharged-v-6-makes-v-8s-almost-obsolete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/audi-s-supercharged-v-6-makes-v-8s-almost-obsolete#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Behind 10 Best U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Audi Eaton Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Supercharger Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:59:00 +0000 1147151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supercharger engine&#39;s most defining element &ndash; competitive boosted V-6s use twin turbos (Cadillac) or twin-scroll single turbo (BMW</strong>).&nbsp;</p> VW’s Featherweight Fuel Miser http://wardsauto.com/technology/vw-s-featherweight-fuel-miser <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VW’s third-generation EA888 I-4 is a modularized masterpiece that plays many roles well. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/vw-s-featherweight-fuel-miser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/vw-s-featherweight-fuel-miser#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Behind 10 Best U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Volkswagen Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:38:00 +0000 1123301 at http://wardsauto.com With 3.5L V-6, Honda Proves Less is More http://wardsauto.com/technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Honda engineers achieved impressive fuel efficiency and output without dual-overhead camshafts or direct fuel injection, which add substantial cost, complexity, mass and package size. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Behind 10 Best U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Honda Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:05:00 +0000 1087221 at http://wardsauto.com Cruze Diesel Impressive Effort Against Germany’s Best http://wardsauto.com/diesel/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clearly it will take time to find a following like VW has developed over decades in the U.S. But as far as the engine itself is concerned, the GM 2.0L turbodiesel is a strong start.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America Industry Engines Behind 10 Best Diesel U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Bosch Chevrolet Diesel Globalization Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1064261 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat 500e Truly Fun-to-Drive EV http://wardsauto.com/technology/fiat-500e-truly-fun-drive-ev <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Story Behind the 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A rookie EV team created a smashingly good conversion of Fiat Chrysler’s B-Car.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/fiat-500e-truly-fun-drive-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/fiat-500e-truly-fun-drive-ev#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Behind 10 Best U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Chrysler Fiat Electric Vehicles Emissions Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:45:00 +0000 1043121 at http://wardsauto.com After 50 Years, Porsche’s Iconic Boxer Still Improving http://wardsauto.com/industry/after-50-years-porsche-s-iconic-boxer-still-improving <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Porsche 2.7L boxer 6-cyl., which is standard and not an up-power option in ’14 Boxsters and Caymans, is one of the sweetest yet. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/after-50-years-porsche-s-iconic-boxer-still-improving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/after-50-years-porsche-s-iconic-boxer-still-improving#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Behind 10 Best U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Porsche Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:49:00 +0000 1029201 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s 3-cyl. EcoBoost Delivers the Goods http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-s-3-cyl-ecoboost-delivers-goods <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Good NVH without a balance shaft is just one of the engine’s many pint-sized innovations.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-s-3-cyl-ecoboost-delivers-goods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-s-3-cyl-ecoboost-delivers-goods#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Behind 10 Best U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Ford Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Thu, 15 May 2014 09:50:00 +0000 1014451 at http://wardsauto.com BMW 3.0L Diesel Smooth, Powerful, ‘Remarkable’ http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-30l-diesel-smooth-powerful-remarkable <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BMW diesel engine chief Peter Nefischer says the N57's top design priorities were efficiency, compact packaging, low emissions and the best possible power-to-weight ratio.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-30l-diesel-smooth-powerful-remarkable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-30l-diesel-smooth-powerful-remarkable#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Engines Behind 10 Best Diesel U.S. Germany Technology Miscellaneous BMW Bosch Diesel Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger BMW 535d BMW 740Ld BMW EfficientDynamics BMW X5 xDrive 35d combustion efficiency Garrett Peter Nefischer Variable Turbine Geometry Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:34:00 +0000 978621 at http://wardsauto.com Ram EcoDiesel Has High-Class Lineage http://wardsauto.com/technology/ram-ecodiesel-has-high-class-lineage <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A pickup truck with an engine also used by Maserati has a sexy ring, no? Did we mention it was a diesel?</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/ram-ecodiesel-has-high-class-lineage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/ram-ecodiesel-has-high-class-lineage#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Behind 10 Best Diesel U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Ram Diesel Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:10:00 +0000 969621 at http://wardsauto.com New GM V-8 Proves Pushrods Still Rock http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-gm-v-8-proves-pushrods-still-rock <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 6.2L LT1 is physically smaller and lighter than a twin-turbo 4.4L V-8, but it makes more power and torque with better fuel efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-gm-v-8-proves-pushrods-still-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-gm-v-8-proves-pushrods-still-rock#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Behind 10 Best U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Chevrolet Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:24:00 +0000 945161 at http://wardsauto.com