Ward’s Auto: Audi’s 2.0-liter TFSI takes the best engine award

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

As the Detroit Auto Show is nearing, the Ward's Auto 10 Best Engines awards, the mainstay of the event for the last 15 years has been announced once more. This honor is the sole award by the North American auto industry for powertrains and is voted by the editors of Ward, who for this year's list were seeking for both fun-factor as well as efficiency. Engines must be available in a regular production to qualify for the award, must be U.S.-specification versions and be available for sale not later than the first three months of the following year.

The hitch is that the vehicles must cost nothing in excess of $54,000, which is a price cap indexed to the standard asking price of a fresh car. On January 14 during the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the award will be officially announced.

Unexpectedly, the familiar VQ series V6 units by Nissan was not included in the list for the first time since the award started in 1995 in spite of the fact that they underwent considerable upgrades this past year. Furthermore, a significant change from the list of last year is the presence of more diesel and 4-cylinder powertrains, which strongly points to the seriousness of altering inclinations in the direction of more fuel-economical and smaller engines in the American car outlets.

The winners for 2008 (engine and tested vehicle): Audi AG: 2.0L TFSI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (A4 Avant); BMW AG: 3.0L turbocharged DOHC I-6 (135i Coupe); BMW AG: 3.0L DOHC I-6 Turbodiesel (335d); Chrysler LLC: 5.7L Hemi OHV V-8 (Dodge Ram/Challenger R/T); Ford Motor Co.: 2.5L DOHC I-4 HEV (Escape Hybrid); General Motors Corp.: 3.6L DOHC V-6 (Cadillac CTS); Honda Motor Co. Ltd.: 3.5L SOHC V-6 (Accord Coupe); Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd.: 4.6L DOHC V-8 (Genesis); Toyota Motor Corp.: 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Lexus IS 350); Volkswagen AG: 2.0L SOHC I-4 Turbodiesel (Jetta TDI).

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Without a doubt, the SUV segment is getting increasingly more saturated. This month alone, we were greeted with city-oriented SUVs from the Kia Stonic to the Hyundai Kona, and now...
by - June 27, 2017
The Swedish moose test is known to have victimized many in the past, including the Toyota Hilux that massively failed. So knowing that many cars from trusted and leading automakers...
by - June 27, 2017
All-new BMW X3 (G01) just made its debut! The updated model has a familiar design, and slightly increased dimensions compared to its successful predecessors. For more cabin space, the wheelbase...
by - June 27, 2017
Polestar is notably known to be Volvo's internal performance specialists, and around last year Polestar revealed to the public that it will utilize electrification to further advance the power of...
by - June 26, 2017
Earlier this month, Porsche introduced to us the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The car wore a Golden Yellow Metallic paint. The same time it was launched, the company said...
by - June 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries