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The 10 Best Engines of 2012 models, according to Ward's Automotive

Ward's Automotive society often glorifies engine six and eight cylinders, often from Germany, but now with the advent of new, more environment-friendly engines, we find that the very recent nomenclature " Best Engines of the Year 2012 "is growing up a four-cylinder engines have direct injection. 

Recall that this famous and very serious company distributes 19 years now its trophies manufacturers who have designed and developed the 10 best engines of the year.

For the 2012 edition, the various specialists have tested 34 vehicles powered by many different engines. These engines were judges for their performance at their technology, their sonority, their driveability, consumption of raw materials and polluting fumes.

The different laureates receive their official title of "Best Engine 2012" in January, when holding the Auto Show in Detroit.

Here are the 10 best engines for 2012:

3.0 L TFSI supercharged DOHC V6 (Audi A6)



3.6 L Pentastar V6 DOHC (Chrysler Wrangler 300/Jeep)

EcoBoost 2.0 L DOHC 4L (Ford Edge)

5.0 Liter DOHC V8 (Ford Mustang Boss 302)

2.0 liter turbocharged DOHC 4L (Buick Regal GS)

1.6 L DOHC 4L (Hyundai Accent / Kia Soul)

2.0 L DOHC SKYACTIV 4L (Mazda3)

3.5 L DOHC V6-HEV (Infiniti M35h)

In summary

This year, we find in this contest as a "Best Engine of the Year" by Ward's Automotive, americaines four cars, three German, two Japanese and one South Korean.

The four-cylinder engines represent half of the premiums engines, followed by three six-cylinder V8 has American and a hybrid engine. A highlight 4th place attributed to Chrysler Pentastar V6, the Mazda SKYACTIV to 9th and 10th at Infiniti hybrid engine.

Once again, the prize goes to a German engine or a 3.0-liter V6 TFSI, which is found under the hood of Audi A6 sedan.

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