WardsAuto 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/70141/more en Ward's 10 Best Engines Video http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/wards-10-best-engines-video <div class="node-body article-body">Videos from the 2011 Ward's 10 Best Engines Ceremony: Opening/Welcome Audi: 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC ...</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/wards-10-best-engines-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/wards-10-best-engines-video#comments Public News & Analysis 2011 News & Analysis WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:56:00 +0000 50600 at http://wardsauto.com Ward’s 10 Best Engines Include ‘Propulsion Systems’ http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ward-s-10-best-engines-include-propulsion-systems <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last year, we floated the idea of changing the name to Ward’s 10 Best Powertrains. But we’ve reconsidered, realizing the equity built into the 10 Best Engines nameplate is too valuable.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ward-s-10-best-engines-include-propulsion-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ward-s-10-best-engines-include-propulsion-systems#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. 2011 Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Batteries Fuel Economy Product Development WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology Batteries Chevy Volt Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Nissan Leaf U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:10:00 +0000 45835 at http://wardsauto.com Audi AG: 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/audi-ag-30l-tfsi-supercharged-dohc-v-6 <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This standout V-6 promises to seriously challenge the need for future premium V-8s.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/audi-ag-30l-tfsi-supercharged-dohc-v-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/audi-ag-30l-tfsi-supercharged-dohc-v-6#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Engines U.S. 2011 Materials Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Audi Auto Makers Eaton Politics Aluminum Fuel Economy WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology Audi Fuel Economy S4 U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:08:00 +0000 2100 at http://wardsauto.com BMW AG: 3.0L N55 Turbocharged DOHC I-6 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/bmw-ag-30l-n55-turbocharged-dohc-i-6 <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With a single twin-scroll turbocharger, the 3.0L I-6 produces 300 hp and 300 lb.-ft. (407 Nm) of torque with ridiculous ease and efficiency, while boosting fuel economy up to 15%.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/bmw-ag-30l-n55-turbocharged-dohc-i-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/bmw-ag-30l-n55-turbocharged-dohc-i-6#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Engines U.S. 2011 Germany Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers BMW Politics Fuel Economy Turbocharger WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology BMW Fuel Economy Gasoline Germany turbocharged U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:07:00 +0000 15657 at http://wardsauto.com BMW AG: Mini 1.6L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/bmw-ag-mini-16l-turbocharged-dohc-i-4 <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter and Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This engine also performs admirably in Mini’s larger and heavier Clubman and Countryman cross/utility vehicle.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/bmw-ag-mini-16l-turbocharged-dohc-i-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/bmw-ag-mini-16l-turbocharged-dohc-i-4#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Engines U.S. 2011 Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers BMW PSA Plants & Production Engines Product Development WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology BMW Engines PSA Peugeot Citroen Twin-scroll turbocharger U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:06:00 +0000 28796 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Group LLC: 3.6L Pentastar DOHC V-6 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-group-llc-36l-pentastar-dohc-v-6 <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quiet, supremely versatile and a joy to drive, the Pentastar is the best modern engine Chrysler has produced. It can carry a heavy load, including a massive piece of Chrysler’s product portfolio.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-group-llc-36l-pentastar-dohc-v-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-group-llc-36l-pentastar-dohc-v-6#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Engines U.S. 2011 Materials Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Politics Aluminum Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology Chrysler Dodge Avenger EPA Fuel Economy Jeep Grand Cherokee U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:05:00 +0000 22382 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Motor Co.: 5.0L DOHC V-8 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-motor-co-50l-dohc-v-8 <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 412-hp V-8 in the Mustang GT is politically incorrect, but so are chocolate volcano cakes, red meat, Michael Vick and Bill Maher, and they’re not going away, either.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-motor-co-50l-dohc-v-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-motor-co-50l-dohc-v-8#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Engines U.S. 2011 Materials Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Ford Politics Aluminum Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology EPA Ford Fuel Economy U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:04:00 +0000 4562 at http://wardsauto.com General Motors Co.: 1.4L DOHC I-4/111kW Drive Motor http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/general-motors-co-14l-dohc-i-4111kw-drive-motor <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Range anxiety is a hurdle taller than a high-tension wire that Americans must clear if the era of EVs is expected to have any legs. That’s why the Volt is a magnificent achievement.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/general-motors-co-14l-dohc-i-4111kw-drive-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/general-motors-co-14l-dohc-i-4111kw-drive-motor#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. 2011 Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers General Motors Li-ion Product Development WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology Chevy Volt Gasoline General Motors lithium-ion Nissan Leaf Range anxiety U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:03:00 +0000 18945 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd.: Tau 5.0L DOHC V-8 http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-motor-co-ltd-tau-50l-dohc-v-8 <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While we’re still infatuated with the standard 4.6L, the new 5.0L offers even more to love: 44 hp and 43 lb.-ft. (58 Nm) more than the base engine, to be exact.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-motor-co-ltd-tau-50l-dohc-v-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hyundai-motor-co-ltd-tau-50l-dohc-v-8#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America U.S. 2011 South Korea Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Hyundai Product Development WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology Equus Gasoline Genesis Hyundai South Korea U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:02:00 +0000 23193 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.: 80kW Synchronous Electric Motor http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/nissan-motor-co-ltd-80kw-synchronous-electric-motor <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Leaf is the first electric vehicle to land on Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for its ability to pace highway traffic and accommodate five comfortably while producing zero emissions. Oh, and it’s a blast to drive.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/nissan-motor-co-ltd-80kw-synchronous-electric-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/nissan-motor-co-ltd-80kw-synchronous-electric-motor#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. 2011 Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Electric Vehicles Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Li-ion WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Vehicles & Technology electric vehicle EPA Fuel Economy lithium-ion Nissan Leaf Range anxiety U.S. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:00:00 +0000 28360 at http://wardsauto.com