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This year's list of engines and the vehicles they power runs the gamut from small, economical hatchbacks through high-tech electric cars, hydrogen fuel-cell crossovers, diesel-powered pickups and all the way to supercharged muscle cars.

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Ward's Auto has named its 10 Best Engines for 2015, covering a range of powerplants from fuel-sippers to fire-breathers.

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Ward's Auto has named the Fiat 500e electric vehicle's motor to its annual 10 Best Engines list for 2014. The 500e is the first Fiat ever awarded on the annual list and is only the second electric motor to do so, following the Nissan Leaf's appearance on the 2011 list.

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With the Car and Driver Ten Best decided, the North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists announced and Cadillac, Ram and Subaru chalking up wins with Motor Trend, it's fair to say that the automotive awards season is in full swing. The next set of trophies to be handed out will be from Ward's Automotive, which has announced the winners of its 2014 10 Best Engines.

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Ward's Auto has released its annual 10 Best Engines award winners. The 2013 list covers the full width and breadth of the internal combustion spectrum, from a spate of efficient four-cylinders to the most powerful production V8 on the planet. As always, the entries must be available in a production vehicle in the first quarter of 2013 with an MSRP of less than $55,000. The supercharged 3.0-liter V6 from the Audi S5 held on for the fourth consecutive year, and BMW earned two spots on the list wit

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It's that time of year, folks. No, we're not referring to the oodles of time spent shopping for the holidays, we're talking about end-of-the-year lists. Kicking things off in the automotive spectrum is industry stalwart Ward'sAuto, which has just released its annual 10 Best Engines list.

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Wards Auto has announced its 10 Best Engine Winners for 2011, and not surprisingly, fuel-efficient creations like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf both found their beating hearts among the winners. Likewise, the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI found favor with the judges for its green credentials, though the 10 Best list didn't simply stick to the eco warriors of 2011 for its picks. Lumps like the 5.0-liter V8s in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT and Hyundai Genesis al

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Wards Auto has announced its 10 Best Engine Winners for 2011, and not surprisingly, fuel-efficient creations like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf (the first EV to get the award) both found their beating hearts among the winners. Likewise, the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI found favor with the judges for its green credentials, though the 10 Best list didn't simply stick to the eco warriors of 2011 for its picks. Lumps like the 5.0-liter V8s in the 2011 Ford M

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Ward's Ten Best Engines of 2010 - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Ward's Ten Best Engines of 2010 - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Ward's Auto World has published its 15th annual ten best engines list and several fuel efficient powertrains have been honored. Two new diesel engines were joined by Ford's Escape hybrid on the list. The dual turbocharged 3.0L inline 6 cylinder diesel from BMW and the Volkswagen 2.0L TDI were the first new 50-state legal diesels to be picked by the Ward's editors. Both of those, along with the Escape hybrid, got more than 30 mpg in real world testing by the magazine.

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Ward's Auto has released its annual list of Ten Best Engines for the new year, and our first assessment is that it's just as interesting for what isn't present as for what is. First of all, let's get the official list out of the way:

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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Top_Ten_Engines_of_2007'; It's that time of year for all the end of year awards and top ten lists to surface, but Ward's always brings something different to the table. Rather than pick out the best car or truck that was new this year, the automotive trade journal picks the ten best engines, and this year it focused on motors that manage to balance the competing demands of more power and more fuel economy.

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While hybrids have been included in past years' Ten Best High-Tech Engines list put out by Ward's Auto World, this year they missed out. Technoride has got a little slideshow of the ten engines and cars you can find them in and says that hybrids are absent because Ward's felt that "mixed real-world fuel economy, reduced economy in cold weather, and non-premium sounds from premium-price hybrid engines" made them less attractive.

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