As always this year, the famous American edition of Wards Auto chose top ten engines in the world. And the twenty-fourth edition of this awards ceremony had some important surprises.
This is the first time in history that three high-end engines appear on this ten-side, but for the second year in a row, four electrified mechanics are put. There is also an animal V8, six in the queue and up to four cylinders with varying compression rates.
Wards Auto editors chose the winners after 34 engines and power steering systems October and November, using Detroit Streets.
"I never thought that I was living to see the day in which fuel cell and battery electric they are alongside the exclusive evaluation of the two V8 and the sophisticated four cylinders, "says Drew Winter, director of this publication.
"Car makers and their engineers are pushing forward in different directions: governments around the world want to reduce emissions and promote electrification, while customers want the vehicles that meet all their needs not to be environmentally friendly. This year's list represents industry's ability to properly meet both requirements"added Winter.
Yearly winners (in alphabetical order by brand)
-3.5L (B58) DOHC turbocharger I-6 (BMW X5)
-6.2L OHV V-8 or DFM (Chevrolet Silverado)
-5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT / Bullitt)
-3.0L DOHC Turbo Diesel V-6 (Ford F-150)
-2.0L DOHC Atkinson i-VTEC 4- Cyl./HEV (Honda Accord Hybrid)
120 kW fuel cell / electric drive system (Hyundai Nexo)
150 kW propulsion system (Hyundai Kona EV)
-2.0L DOHC VC-Turbo 4-Cyl. (Infiniti QX50)
-2.0L DOHC Atkinson 4- Cyl./HEV (Lexus UX 250h)
-3.6L DOHC Pentastar eTorque V-6 (Ram 1500)