MAHLE components and systems are featured on nine of the 10 engines recently named to the Wards list of 10 Best Engines for 2019.
Now in its 25th year, the Wards 10 Best Engines competition recognizes outstanding powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and engines or electric propulsion systems “that are so compelling they help sell the vehicle.”
To be eligible, engines must be available on vehicles in the U.S. market with a base price no higher than $64,000.
Industry-leading MAHLE components and systems featured on the publication’s award-winning engines and propulsion systems for 2019 include: piston systems and cylinder components, as well as valve-train, air-management and thermal-management systems.
“The wide variety of MAHLE-equipped engines and powertrain systems among this year’s award winners is a testament to the innovative technologies,” said Scott Ferriman, president of MAHLE Industries.
“We’re extremely proud of the fact that for more than a decade a majority of Wards 10-best-award winners have featured MAHLE parts and technology. It clearly demonstrates the commitment to providing the customers with leading powertrain technologies and the highest quality products.”
Wards 10 Best Engines for 2019 that feature MAHLE components:
- BMW: 3.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (BMW X5)
- FCA: 3.6L Pentastar eTorque V6 (Ram 1500)
- Ford: 3.0L DOHC TurboDiesel V-6 (Ford F-150)
- Ford: 5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT/Bullitt)
- GM: 6.2L Ecotec OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Silverado)
- Honda: 2.0L i-VTEC DOHC 4-Cyl./HEV (Honda Accord Hybrid)
- Hyundai: Fuel Cell Powertrain (Hyundai Nexo)
- Infiniti: 2.0L DOHC VC-Turbo 4-Cyl (Infiniti QX50)
- Toyota: 2.0L Atkinson DOHC 4-Cyl/HEV (Lexus UX 250h)
WardsAuto editors evaluated a field of 34 vehicles in October and November of 2018 as part of this year’s competition, driving to-and- from home, work, school, the store and on weekend road trips. There was no instrumented testing involved.
Scores for each powertrain were based on horsepower, torque, comparative specifications, noise attenuation, observed fuel economy and the application of new technology. For more information, visit us.mahle.com.