Leo en Jalopnik que la revista Ward's Auto World ha publicado su lista de los 10 Mejores Motores para el 2005. Vemos la lista de los motores elegidos, con los coches en los que se han probado.
- Audi AG FSI 3.2L DOHC V-6 (Audi A6)
- Audi AG 4.2L DOHC V-8 (Audi S4)
- DaimlerChrysler AG 5.7L Hemi Magnum OHV V-8 (Chrysler 300C)
- DaimlerChrysler AG Mercedes-Benz 3.2L DOHC I-6 CDI Turbodiesel
(Mercedes E320 CDI)
- Ford Motor Co. 4.6L SOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT)
- General Motors Corp. Vortec 4.2L DOHC I-6 (Chevrolet TrailBlazer)
- Honda Motor Co. Ltd. 3L SOHC V-6 IMA Hybrid (Honda Accord Hybrid)
- Honda Motor Co. Ltd. Acura 3.5L SOHC V-6 (Acura RL)
- Mazda Motor Corp. 1.3L Renesis rotary (Mazda RX-8)
- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Infiniti G35 Coupe)
En WardsAuto.com nos indican algunas de las claves para esta selección. Destaco los comentarios más importantes:
Cylinder deactivation, gasoline-electric hybridization and advanced diesel technology all are represented by winners on this year?s list.
DaimlerChrysler AG?s now-famous 5.7L ?Hemi? V-8 incorporates the company?s Multi-Displacement System to instantaneously shut down four of the cylinders when not needed. Meanwhile, when the Hemi?s vaunted power is required, MDS immediately reactivates the cylinders to generate the engine?s full 340 hp.
Power for power?s sake is not forgotten on this year?s list, however. Ford Motor Co. wins with its heavily revised 4.6L SOHC V-8 in the all-new Ford Mustang GT. Ward?s testers praised Ford for creating a refined V-8 that produces 300 hp at an affordable price and called it ?the perfect new-generation muscle-car V-8.?
Taking its unrivaled 11th consecutive 10 Best Engines trophy is Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.?s 3.5L DOHC V-6. The only engine to win an award every year since the program?s inception, Nissan engineers improved the ?VQ? V-6 with new levels of power and torque for 2005.
Ward?s 10 Best Engines list is completed by Mazda Motor Corp.?s unique Renesis rotary engine. This 1.3L powerhouse returns for a second year fronting the same impressive design advances and spectacular power output, in relation to its size, that virtually guaranteed a win in 2004, its first year of availability.
Ward?s tested 36 car and truck engines for its 2005 10 Best Engines competition, evaluating them based on the crucial engine characteristics of power; torque; noise, vibration and harshness (NVH); technical relevance and basic comparative numbers. All engines nominated and tested were in vehicles with a base price less than $52,500.
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