• BMW N55 turbo 6 cylinder named to Ward's 10 best engines list 2011

      This is the 17th year for the Ward's 10 best engines awards. The competition annually awards the 10 best engines available in the U.S. market. The engine must be available in a vehicle for sale in the U.S.A no later than the first quarter of the year. The engine must also be available in a car costing less than $54,000 which cuts out all the good stuff and makes this competition far less prestigious or competitive as the International Engine of the Year Awards. It is great to see the N55 take over for the N54 which made the list in in 2009, 2008, and 2007.

      Here is the complete list:

      3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 (Audi S4)
      3.0L N55 Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (BMW 335i)
      1.6L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mini Cooper S)
      3.6L Pentastar DOHC V-6 (Dodge Avenger)
      5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT)
      1.4L DOHC I-4/111kW Drive Motor (Chevrolet Volt)
      5.0L Tau DOHC V-8 (Hyundai Genesis)
      80kW AC Synchronous Electric Motor (Nissan Leaf)
      2.0L DOHC I-4 Turbodiesel (Volkswagen Jetta TDI)
      3.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (Volvo S60)

      This article was originally published in forum thread: N55 named to Ward's 10 best engines list 2011 started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HeroSina Click here to enlarge
        ^ So why it was on that list?
        I don't know, Hyundai does have a V8 but I think that was some kind of typo regarding the model.
      1. aquaskr's Avatar
        aquaskr -
        There is a Genesis Coupe and a big Genesis Sedan. The V8 has always been available in the sedan.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by aquaskr Click here to enlarge
        There is a Genesis Coupe and a big Genesis Sedan. The V8 has always been available in the sedan.
        Well there you go, we shouldn't have assumed coupe.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Wait, so you can get a Genesis with either a turbo I4, V6 or V8? They should make a H4, H6, I6, V10 and V12 just for fun.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        Wait, so you can get a Genesis with either a turbo I4, V6 or V8? They should make a H4, H6, I6, V10 and V12 just for fun.
        You can't get the V8 in the coupe.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You can't get the V8 in the coupe.
        Just making a stupid joke. Click here to enlarge

        I am impressed with them though, they used to be a joke and have come a long way.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        Just making a stupid joke.
        Ohhhhh.... now I get it Click here to enlarge