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Ward's AutoWorld Announces 10 Best Engines for 2007

December 18, 2006

DETROIT - Ward's AutoWorld has announced the winners of its 10 Best Engines award for 2007. This year, six Ward's editors nominated 33 different engines for the 10 Best Engines competition. Over a nearly 2-month period, the editors evaluated and scored each engine against all others in a number of objective and subjective parameters. Each engine must be available in a regular-production, U.S.-specification model on sale no later than the first quarter of 2007 in a vehicle priced no more than $54,000, a price cap indexed to the average cost of a new vehicle. The awards will be presented at a banquet in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show Jan. 10, 2007. Details of the Ward's 10 Best Engines will be featured in Ward's AutoWorld magazine, Ward's Engine & Vehicle Technology Update newsletter, and on the Web site, in January 2007. The full list includes engines from the following manufacturers and the vehicles in which they are found:

  • Audi AG: 2L turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Audi A3)
  • BMW AG: 3L DOHC I-6 (Z4 3.0si)
  • BMW AG: 3L turbocharged DOHC I-6 (335i)
  • DaimlerChrysler AG: 3L DOHC V-6 Turbo Diesel (Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec/Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD)
  • DaimlerChrysler AG: HEMI 5.7L OHV V-8 (Chrysler 300C)
  • Ford Motor Co: Duratec 35 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX)
  • Ford Motor Co: 4.6L SOHC V-8 (Mustang GT/Mustang Shelby GT)
  • Mazda Motor Corp: 2.3L DISI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mazdaspeed3)
  • Nissan Motor Co. Ltd: 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Infiniti G35)
  • Toyota Motor Corp: 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Lexus IS 350)
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