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.
The winners included (in alphabetical order): Audi
Four, Audi 340-hp V8, BMW
255-hp Inline-6, DC 350-hp Hemi V8, Ford
300-hp V8, GM
205-hp Supercharged I4, GM 250-hp Turbo V6, Mazda
274-hp Turbo Four, Nissan
298-hp V6, Toyota
306-hp V6. Most of the cars these engines are in get around 15-20 mpg in the city and 22-27 on the highway. That's the best, huh?
[Source: Technoride, submitted by Jennifer DeLeo]