• Porsche's 2.7 liter flat-6 picks up another engine award - 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines

      The Porsche 2.7 liter flat-6 just continues to rack up awards despite being the smallest and least powerful engine Porsche offers. Why? Because it is incredibly efficient. This motor won an International Engine of the Year award earlier in the year and now adds a Ward's 10 Best Title. The 2.7 liter motor puts out 265 horsepower in the Boxster and 275 horsepower in the Cayman. That means over 100 horsepower per liter yet is capable of 34.4 MPG on the combined cycle.

      This marks Porsche's fourth Ward's 10 Best engine award and the last time it won was back in 2002 also for a 2.7 liter flat-6 available in the Boxster.


      This year's winners:

      3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 (Audi S5)
      3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC I-6 (BMW 535d)
      3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel)
      83-kW Electric Motor (Fiat 500e)
      1.0L EcoBoost DOHC I-3 (Ford Fiesta)
      2.0L Turbodiesel DOHC I-4 (Chevrolet Cruze Diesel)
      6.2L OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray)
      3.5L SOHC V-6 (Honda Accord)
      2.7L DOHC H-6 boxer (Porsche Cayman)
      1.8L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Volkswagen Jetta)

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      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Oh looky there...nomally aspirated American pushrod V8 takes home the win.

        So much for the haters and their old inferior technology BS.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Oh looky there...nomally aspirated American pushrod V8 takes home the win.

        So much for the haters and their old inferior technology BS.
        It's because it got updated with direct injection and they upped the entry price this year by $5k...