- Aug 7, 2006
The 10 best diesel engines
Diesel Power magazine, a publication dedicated to compression-ignition pickup trucks and the people that love them, has released its list of the Top 10 Diesel Engines. Now, considering the difficulty of naming 10 diesel engines that have been sold here in the US - much less making a case for the inclusion of each on a top-10 list - the editors decided to have a bit of fun with this task. How much fun? Well, the massive Wartsila-Sulzer ship engine and its 1,556,002 cubic inches of displacement (that's no typo, and it works out to over 25,000 liters) slotted in at #9 on the list.
For those not willing to think outside the world of passenger vehicles, the relevant entries break down like so - the B-series Cummins squeaked in at #10, the GM/Isuzu Duramax slots in at #6, the Ford/International 7.3L Powerstroke slides in at #5, and the VW 5.3L V10 is a bit of a surprise at #3. Now, it remains to be seen how Diesel Power's readers accept this rankings, and we're guessing that it's going to be a busy month in its mailroom.
[Source: Diesel Power]