Automotive publication Ward’s Auto has named its "10 Best Engines" for 2015, with the winners chosen from a pool of 37 all-new or improved powertrains, including four electric motors.
The 10 engines that made it to the 2015 list are (in alphabetical order):
* 127kW electric motor (BMW i3)
* 6.2-liter OHV V8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray)
* 6.2-liter supercharged OHV V8 (Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat)
* 1.0-liter turbocharged DOHC I3 (Ford Fiesta)
* 100kW fuel cell (Hyundai Tucson FCV)
* 1.5-liter turbocharged DOHC I3 (Mini Cooper)
* 3.0-liter turbodiesel DOHC V6 (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel)
* 2.0-liter turbocharged DOHC H4 (Subaru WRX)
* 1.8-liter turbocharged DOHC I4 (Volkswagen Golf)
* 2.0-liter turbocharged DOHC I4 (Volvo S60)
Of the 10 engines, four are holdovers from last year’s list: the Chevrolet V8, the Ford three-cylinder, the Ram diesel, and the Volkswagen in-line-four. If you're looking for V10 or V12 supercar engines on the list, you won't find any since the publication has put a base vehicle price cap of $60,000 (P2.675 million).
"We spend a lot of time reading the powertrain tea leaves throughout the auto industry, and we're proud that this year's list is a microcosm of all the latest innovation coming from automakers," said Ward's Auto editor-in-chief Drew Winter. "It’s not just a list for enthusiasts or for environmentalists. There’s something for every vehicle shopper and every budget. All the powertrains on this list deliver a first-rate driving experience."