The 10 Best New Car Engines of 2015
What’s The Best Car Engine For 2015?
Updated September 28, 2018
Ward’s 10 Best Engines is an annual list of the best engineered automotive engines available in the US, and is highly coveted by carmakers across the globe. The engines are selected by the editor Ward’s AutoWorld magazine, an industry trade publication. The magazine began compiling the list in 1994 for 1995 model year, and has been awarding the honors every year since then.
To be considered, engines must be available in regular-production vehicles on sale in the U.S. market no later than the first quarter of the year. Further, the engine must also be available in a vehicle with a base price of no more than US$60,000 for the 2015 list, an amount adjusted each year for inflation. During a two-month testing period, Ward’s editors evaluate each engine according to a number of objective and subjective criteria in everyday driving situations for power, NVH levels, technical relevance and basic comparative numbers. There is no instrumented testing. Each engine competes against all others, regardless of type.
Historically, BMW has been the most frequent recipient of Ward’s Ten Best recognition, earning 32 mentions (including those for Mini engines). Second is a tie between VW Group and GM, with 29 each, followed by Ford with 28. No other manufacturer has more than 16 awards.
This year’s list is perhaps the most diverse yet, with two electric motors and one diesel among the seven gasoline engines. Of the ten, seven utilize some force of forced-induction to improve engine efficiency (the only exception being the Corvette LT1.
So here are this year’s Top 10 engines
Engine Number One:
Engine Number Two:
BMW 1.5 L (91.5 CID) B38 Inline-three engine DOHC turbocharged gasoline direct injection as installed in the Mini Cooper.
Engine Number Three:
Chrysler Group LLC – VM Motori 3.0 L (183 CID) L630 V6 engine DOHC turbocharged diesel as installed in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.
Engine Number 5:
Ford 1.0 L (61 CID) EcoBoost inline-three engine 1.0L DOHC Ti-VCT turbocharged as installed in the Ford Fiesta.
Engine Number 6:
General Motors 6.2 L (378 CID) LT1 (Generation V) V8 engine OHV gasoline direct injection as installed in the Chevrolet Corvette.
Engine Number 7:
Hyundai Motor 100 kW (134 hp) synchronous motor as installed in the Hyundai Tucson FCV
Engine Number 8:
Subaru 2.0 L (122 CID) FA20F flat-four engine DOHC turbocharged gasoline direct injection as installed in the Subaru WRX.
Engine Number 9:
Engine Number 10:
Volvo 2.0 L (122 CID) VEP4 inline-four engine DOHC turbocharged as installed in the Volvo S60 T5 FWD Drive-E
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