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Old 03-29-2003, 12:49 AM
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Ward's 2003 top engine list - 3.0 & 3.2L

http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/Mic...1004&siteid=26


The Winners

BMW AG 3L DOHC I-6
Jan 3, 2003, 04:39 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com
http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/Mic...1004&siteid=26

BMW AG 3.2L DOHC I-6
Jan 3, 2003, 04:33 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com
http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/Mic...1004&siteid=26

DaimlerChrysler AG 5.7L Hemi Magnum OHV V-8
Jan 3, 2003, 04:31 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com

General Motors Corp. 4.2L Vortec DOHC I-6
Jan 3, 2003, 04:27 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com

Ford Motor Co. 6L Power Stroke OHV V-8 Turbodiesel
Jan 3, 2003, 04:25 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. 3L SOHC V-6
Jan 3, 2003, 04:22 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. 2L DOHC I-4
Jan 3, 2003, 04:19 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com

Mini 1.6L supercharged SOHC I-4
Jan 3, 2003, 04:07 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. 3.5L DOHC V-6
Jan 3, 2003, 03:58 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com

Volkswagen AG 1.8L turbocharged DOHC I-4
Jan 3, 2003, 03:55 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com


http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/Mic...=1004&srtype=1

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Old 03-29-2003, 12:59 AM
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"The Chrysler PT Turbos 2.4L I-4 confirmed to me that some things can suck and blow at the same time."

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Old 03-29-2003, 01:02 AM
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Ha, no surprise that the underpowered, underachieving 73.6hp/L 2.5L M54 didn't make it on the list.
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Old 03-29-2003, 01:44 AM
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I am suprised th Nissan V-6 was so far down the list.That whole engine family has been the best thing Nissan Corp. has had going for them for years.
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:09 AM
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I am suprised th Nissan V-6 was so far down the list.That whole engine family has been the best thing Nissan Corp. has had going for them for years.
I believe the list is alphabetical. ("Ford" & "GM" were just misplaced)
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Old 03-29-2003, 06:13 AM
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I am suprised th Nissan V-6 was so far down the list.That whole engine family has been the best thing Nissan Corp. has had going for them for years.
Interesting VQ commentary here: http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/Mic...1004&siteid=26
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Old 03-30-2003, 08:56 AM
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Re: Ward's 2003 top engine list - 3.0 & 3.2L

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BMW AG 3.2L DOHC I-6
Jan 3, 2003, 04:33 p.m. ET, WardsAuto.com
http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/Mic...1004&siteid=26
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from that site:
Quote:
And if equipped with BMWs intriguing Sequential Manual Gearbox which eliminates the clutch and substitutes a sequential-shift actuator for the standard gearlever the powertrain borders on being termed "high-maintenance," which is exactly opposite of the desired effect.
"high maintenance" means ____? (in this case)
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:03 PM
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Old 03-31-2003, 12:16 PM
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oh geez.

no WONDER.

the cap is $52,000. soon the M3 won't even be eligible for this 'competition'.

i was wondering why porsche or ferrari powerplants were not on this list. i thought it was any engine made by any mass producer!
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I've got two also:

BMW 3.0 I-6

VW 1.8T I-4

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