Ward's names 10 best engines of 2011


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Direction fuel injection is the way, and seven of the 10 best engines recognized by Ward's are equipped with it.

Direct injection was first utilized in turbodiesel engines over a decade ago. Recent years, though, saw high-pressure gasoline direct injection technology make inroads from luxury cars to entry-level compact cars and full-size pickup trucks.

According to Ward's, direct injection, whether deployed in diesel or gasoline engines, "has been proven to reduce fuel consumption and improve low-end torque, which makes for quicker acceleration."

"With so many engines featuring gasoline direct-injection and forced induction, we're pleased to have a list that is rich in technology," said Drew Winter, editor-in-chief of Ward's Auto World magazine. "Plus, every engine reinforces the idea that even fuel-efficient vehicles must be fun to drive."

Ward's 10 best engines for 2011 are:

* 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 (Audi A6)

* 2.0L N20 Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (BMW Z4/528i)

* 3.0L N55 Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (BMW 335i coupe)

* 3.6L Pentastar DOHC V-6 (Chrysler 300S/Jeep Wrangler)

* 2.0L EcoBoost DOHC I-4 (Ford Edge)

* 5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang Boss 302)

* 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Buick Regal GS)

* 1.6L DOHC I-4 (Hyundai Accent/Kia Soul)

* 2.0L Skyactiv DOHC I-4 (Mazda3)

* 3.5L DOHC V-6 HEV (Infiniti M35h)

Of the 10 engines, the only ones using conventional multi-port injection instead of the modern direction injection technology are the Infiniti hybrid, the Chrysler Pentastar and the Ford V8.


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  • Kyoichi Sudo Dec 12 2011 @ 08:56pm
    ABA! himala! wla ngayon nagyayabang sa Hyundai! ano kaya nangyari sa best friend ko si dtkiko???
  • mindkinetic Dec 12 2011 @ 09:00pm
    bmw rulesssssss.. hehehehe
  • HKB Dec 12 2011 @ 09:05pm
    @ Kyoichi Sudo: antay kalang pare nag research pa si sir dtkiko................
  • hello Dec 12 2011 @ 09:48pm
    it's quite funny that the last (and arguably the least interested) company to hop in the hybrid party bus got the only hybrid engine award...
  • BigBaby08 Dec 12 2011 @ 09:50pm
    AUDI #1 :D :D :D
  • tgpfan Dec 12 2011 @ 09:58pm
    asan yung 3.5l ecoboost ng f150?
  • jetski Dec 12 2011 @ 10:07pm
    imagine a subcompact engine in a multitude of premium select? nice HMC,
  • Feeter Silverster Dec 12 2011 @ 10:48pm
    Nice Hyundai, pero bakit iba pa ang engine ng Accent vs. Elantra eh pareho silang 1.6L.
    • dominic Dec 13 2011 @ 02:08am
      Iba sir gamit ng Elantra. 1.6L=128hp yung sa Accent diko sure kung 122hp or yung GDI na 138hp
  • aeronTGco Dec 12 2011 @ 10:50pm
    bakit parang walang diesel engine?
  • Carfanatic Dec 13 2011 @ 11:27am
    Hyundai employs the GDI technology learned from Mitsubishi. Hyundai improved the technology in leaps and bounds. Lakas ng 1.6L engine ng Hyundai with 130 hp. Currently the most powerful in its class dito sa Pilipinas.
    • Kyoichi Sudo Dec 18 2011 @ 11:43am
      isa pa yan sa mga kinuha ng Hyundai sa Mitsu, Mitsu really made a wrong choice before in partnering w/ hyundai.
  • hajabah Dec 13 2011 @ 04:39pm
    Good job Hyundai for making it on the list, but even better job to BMW to consistently having the best engine awards. I've ridden in a 5-series equipped with the turbocharged straight-six. Sublime engine, really.
  • japster_13 Dec 13 2011 @ 05:32pm
    di ko ba alam kung ineendorse o sinisiraan ni HyundaiBest ang Hyundai.. kasi sa mga post nya halos negative ang impact sa karamihan.. baka iassociate ung ugali nya sa Hyundai.. kung sinisiraan nya, mautak xa.. pero kung ineendorse nya.. FAIL
  • GTi Dec 13 2011 @ 11:53pm
    Wow~ The Accent engine got in! I've got to give Nissan my hats off as the VQ35 got in AGAIN, though this time in hybrid form. I was expecting that Hyundai's 2.0L Theta GDi Turbo engine would be included in this list. Am also expecting that the 3.8L GDi V6 in the upcoming GC would be included in the list next year. But then again, no diesels in this year's list?
  • kaceike25 Dec 14 2011 @ 07:51am
    * 1.6L DOHC I-4 (Hyundai Accent/Kia Soul)

  • barry Dec 14 2011 @ 11:35am
    no diesel...so pity.
  • borikyo Dec 14 2011 @ 05:52pm
    Who are these guys anyway(WARD'S)?
  • gogogo Dec 15 2011 @ 09:39am
    @HyundaiBest: "EH PANO pa kaya yung ibang HYUNDAI engines? - hindi mo ata nagets eh. ibig sabihin niyan yan na yung best engine ng hyundai kasi kung sinasabi mo na mas maganda yung ibang engines ng hyundai eh bakit di kasama sa top 10? may pa jealous jealous ka pa nalalaman jan mali mali naman sinasabi mo. hahaha
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