Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The 10 Best Engines of 2011

The Ford Mustang's 5.0 Litre
Men love lists. We list our favourite celebrity babes, favourite cars, and biggest pet peves. Lists just make things plain and simple.

And there is no manlier list than the Ward's Auto 10 Best Engines list.
The best and brightest of next year's engines shine for us here, and with a few surprises.
    • 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 (Audi S4)
    • 3.0L N55 Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (BMW 335i)
    • 1.6L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mini Cooper S)
    • 3.6L Pentastar DOHC V-6 (Dodge Avenger)
    • 5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT)
    • 1.4L DOHC I-4/111kW Drive Motor (Chevrolet Volt)
    • 5.0L Tau DOHC V-8 (Hyundai Genesis)
    • 80kW AC Synchronous Electric Motor (Nissan Leaf)
    • 2.0L DOHC I-4 Turbodiesel (Volkswagen Jetta TDI)
    • 3.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (Volvo S60)
[Source: Wards]

There is something very interesting to note, and that is the Japanese result. Only Nissan was able to win and that was with it's revolutionary electric car, the Leaf. This is surprising considering that three years ago 4 Japanese engines were on the list. And the Japanese are renowned for their precision engines.

Along with the Leaf joins the Chevrolet Volt powertrain, showing that Ward's likes green forms of propulsion. But the Mustang's 5.0 still shows they like muscle too.

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