What’s a car without an engine that moves?Â Without the machine, a car is just a pile of metal objects that most will only be on display or scrap.Â And because the machine is what makes the car was moving, it seems worth to be respected and appreciated. Wards Auto World released a list of the best engines in 2017, the contestants are machines that have emerged since the first quarter of 2016, and mounted on a car at a price of no more than US $ 62,000.Â Wards AutoWorld own company publication more than 80 years old who have made an assessment of the various things that smelled automotiveÂ and to be included in the list issued by the Wards, regarded as one of the prestigious achievement in the automotive field. This time, in the list of the best engines, there is something different.Â If the first best rated engine of power and performance, the times and technology are evolving view the best engine in its possession has value high efficiency, without sacrificing performance.Â Therefore, do not be surprised if for the first time in 23 years, no V8 engine in the list of their release.
Instead, now emerging tech hybrid engine, and how dominant the machines 4-cylinder.Â Here is the 10 best engines Wards AutoWorld version.
Auto World released a list of the best engines
BMW’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder A line (B58)
Wards chose this machine is not without reason.Â Mechanical heart that is attached to the BMW M240i that produces 335 hp while attached to the M240i, but consume more fuel efficient than some other 4-cylinder engine Â According to the release Wards, B58 engine consumes 11.1 km on one liter of fuel.
This is one thing that proves that efficiency is now shifting performance.Â This machine is mounted on the Chevrolet Volt, a product plug-in hybrid sedan, which is quite popular.Â Wards chose this machine because of mileage given electric propulsion systems can reach 85 km without the rechargeable battery.
But when traveling long distances, the engine is able to provide a smooth conversion of engine power to drive a conventional 4-cylinder.Â This is the second time driving the Volt on the list, after beating 11 other contestants, who had a similar drive system, plus an electric car.
Chrysler Pentastar 3.6 liter V6 / Twin Electric Motor PHEV
One more plug-in hybrid engine that is included in the list of best engine.Â The drive system is mounted on a vehicle Chrysler Pacifica, an MPV sold in the American market, and is the first MPV in the world that uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of two electric motors and a V6 engine.
Mileage by using the electric motor at 53 km, or 911 km by using the entire system.Â Testing in the real world to produce a fuel consumption figure of 12.8 km / liter.Â And that is admirable, despite using batteries that are big and bulky, but not the slightest MPV cabin is ‘disturbed’.
Ford 2.3 liter 4-cylinder Ecoboost turbocarged
This machine is mounted on a Ford Focus RS is capable of producing up to 350 hp, which is channeled through all four wheels.Â Although not a machine that is completely new, having been paired in the Ford Mustang a few years ago, but its application in the Focus RS really make this car better.
More than that, his character is ‘benign’ to make Focus RS, despite having a high-performance, yet easy to use as an everyday car.Â According to an official statement Wards, 40 machine they tested, this is the most fun a mechanical heart.
Honda 2.0 liter 4-cylinder (K24W) / Hybrid
The contestants only Japanese machine with a conventional hybrid technology affixes (not plug-in).Â The hybrid system mounted on the Accord Hybrid uses a 4-cylinder engine to recharge the electric motor (called Traction Motor) and a generator to supply power to the traction motor and batteries.
Although it sounds complex, but the system is capable of providing significant fuel consumption efficiency.Â Wards claims that the car can reach 20 km / liter in the test on the field the actual highway.Â In addition, the large torque from the traction motor (315 Nm) is available instantly, makingÂ Honda AccordÂ bongsor so easy to move.
Hyundai’s 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Kappa
This is the only contestant South Korea.Â 1.4 liter engine mounted onÂ the HyundaiÂ Elantra Eco, claimed to be very capable in delivering performance well as efficiency.Â Even though not equipped with hybrid technology, yet its fuel consumption can approach them using these technologies.
By using this mechanical heart, Hyundai Elantra Eco can reach 19.2 km / liter on fuel consumption.Â While the strength reached 128 hp.Namun certainly fuel efficiency not just come from there.Â 7-speed transmission, plus engine with exhaust manifold design that blends with the cylinder head assist performance machines that are more efficient.Â In addition, the compact size also.
Mazda 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder SKYACTIV
There is no doubting Mazda SKYACTIV technology excellence.Â And now, they stepped up again by using this machine on bongsor SUV, Mazda CX-9.Â Japanese manufacturer claims (although we were not 100 percent sure) that they are the first to use the technology Dynamic Pressure on turbonya devices and generating power up to 250 hp.
Characters can change the pressure turbo that makes 4-cylinder engine has a behavior like a V6 engine, with a large torque that fills from the bottom to middle rounds.
Mercedes-Benz 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (M274)
Engine mounted on the C300 Coupe is capable of producing 241 hp with peak torque to 370 Nm.Â But according to Wards testing, which stand out precisely the performance is delivered to the rear wheels gently but very convincing.Â Large torque at 1,400 rpm rotation makes this car can accelerate lightly and quickly. Fuel consumption obtained was 11.1 km / liter.Â And interestingly, this machine is also not very recently.Â It is the development of M270 engine, which is mounted on a Mercedes-Benz CLA, which adheres to the front wheels.
Volvo’s 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder supercharged
The only contestant who embrace two induction system, and makes it quite complex.Â Supercharger will boost the performance when the engine is at low speed and the rest will be assisted by a turbo.
The combination plus other technologies such as new camshafts, larger fuel pump and so on, making the machines installed in the Volvo V60 Polestar produces power up to 362 hp.Â More specifically, 184 hp / liter.Â Meaning?Â This car is very fast!Â And do not forget this is a station wagon.