2016 Wards 10 Best Engines Nominees features four BMW and MINI engines

2016 Wards 10 Best Engines Nominees features four BMW and MINI engines

2016 Wards 10 Best Engines Nominees features four BMW and MINI engines


The 2016 pool of 31 candidates for Wards 10 Best Engines mirrors autmakers' unique powertrain techniques. BMW and MINI is spoken to by no under four motors, split just as between the brands. 

2016 Wards 10 Best Engines Nominees features four BMW and MINI engines

BMW i3 and its creative powertrain made the rundown, alongside the new B58 3.0 liter Twin-Scroll Turbocharged motor found in the BMW 340i. While the i3 conveys 127 kW of force – 170 torque, the new 340i components the B58 unit which is a piece of BMW's new secluded motor construction modeling, in which all motors will have 500cc chamber removal and will be adaptable somewhere around 3,4 and 6 barrels. 

2016 Wards 10 Best Engines Nominees features four BMW and MINI engines

The B58 is the big enchilada of its new motor crew. Much like the N55, the B58 uproots 3.0 liter (however it's in fact a smidgen greater, at 2.998L contrasted with 2.979L) and uses a TwinPower twin-scroll turbocharger, however the B48's is likewise a touch greater with a 6 percent expansion in turbine wheel size and 10 percent increment in compressor wheel measurement. The B58 will likewise include the vast majority of the N55's motor advancements, for example, direct-infusion and BMW's Dual-Vanos and Valvetronic frameworks. The motor yields 326 drive. 

2016 Wards 10 Best Engines Nominees features four BMW and MINI engines

Scaled down is all around spoke to by the B38A15A 1.5 liter three-barrel which took the crown a year ago. The 2.0 liter B48 unit found in the MINI JCW and the new X1 is likewise present on the prestigious rundown. 

2016 Wards 10 Best Engines Nominees features four BMW and MINI engines


Eight WardsAuto editors drive the vehicles in October and November amid their standard day by day drives in Metro Detroit. Editors score each motor taking into account strength, torque, drivability, commotion and cruelty moderation, adaptability, watched mileage and installed innovation. 

2016 Wards 10 Best Engines Nominees features four BMW and MINI engines

This is the 22nd year for the opposition. The champs will be declared one year from now. 

Full rundown of contenders: 

BMW 340i/3.0L turbo I-6 
BMW i3/127 kW battery-electric 
Cadillac ATS/3.6L V-6 
Cadillac ATS-V/3.6L twin-turbo V-6 
Chevrolet Malibu/1.5L turbo 4-cyl. 
Chevrolet Volt/1.5L EREV 
Chevrolet Impala CNG/3.6L flex-fuel V-6 
Chevrolet Colorado/2.8L turbodiesel 4-cyl. 
Chevrolet Camaro/6.2L LT1 little piece V-8 
Portage Focus/1.0L EcoBoost 3-cyl. 
Portage Shelby GT350 Mustang/5.2L V-8 
Honda Civic/2.0L i-VTEC 4-cyl. 
Honda Civic/1.5L turbo 4-cyl. 
Hyundai Tucson FCV/100 kW energy component EV 
Hyundai Tucson/1.6L turbo 4-cyl. 
Hyundai Sonata PHEV/2.0L DI Atkinson 4-cyl. 
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid/2.0L DI Atkinson 4-cyl. 
Hyundai Elantra/2.0L MPI Atkinson 4-cyl. 
Mercedes C450 AMG/3.0L bi-turbo V-6 
Jeep Grand Cherokee/3.6L Pentastar V-6 
Smaller than normal Cooper Hardtop/1.5L turbo 3-cyl. 
Smaller than normal John Cooper Works/2.0L turbo 4-cyl. 
Nissan Maxima/3.5L VQ V-6 
Nissan Titan XD/5.0L turbodiesel V-8 
Shrewd Fortwo/0.9L 3-cyl. 
Subaru WRX/2.0L turbo 4-cyl. boxer 
Toyota Prius/4-cyl. crossover 
Toyota Tacoma/3.5L 2GR-FKS V-6 
Volvo S60/2.0L T5 turbo 4-cyl. 
Volvo XC90/2.0L T6 turbo/supercharged 4-cy
Ram 1500/3.0L turbodiesel V-6