Now in its 21(st) year, the Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition recognizes outstanding powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and rare 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 less than $60,000.
Industry-leading MAHLE components and systems featured on the 2015 award-winning engines include: piston systems and cylinder components as well as valve-train, air- management, liquid-management and thermal-management systems.
“The Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition is one of the auto industry’s signature award programs,” said Scott Ferriman, MAHLE’s North American Vice President of Sales and Application Engineering. “It’s a very special tribute to our engineering and product development teams to have MAHLE products on nine out of 10 winning engines.
“The fact that the majority of this year’s award-winning engines feature MAHLE components and systems underlines our successful efforts to consistently provide our customers with new, leading-edge powertrain technologies.”
Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2015 that feature MAHLE components include:
— 6.2L OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray)
— 6.2L Supercharged OHV V-8 (Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat)
— 1.0L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl. (Ford Fiesta)
— 100-kW Fuel Cell (Hyundai Tucson FCV)
— 1.5L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl. (Mini Cooper)
— 3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel)
— 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC H-4 (Subaru WRX)
— 1.8L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. (Volkswagen Golf)
— 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. (Volvo S60) “We’re proud of the fact that this year’s list of award-winning engines provides a microcosm of all of the latest innovation coming from automakers,” noted Drew Winter, WardsAuto World editor-in-chief. “It’s not just a list for enthusiasts or for environmentalists.
“There’s something for every vehicle shopper and every budget. All the powertrains on this list deliver a first-rate driving experience.”
As a leading global development partner for the automotive and engine industry, MAHLE offers unique systems competence in the combustion engine and engine peripherals.
With its three business units Engine Systems and Components, Filtration and Engine Peripherals and Thermal Management, the MAHLE Group ranks among the top three automotive systems suppliers worldwide.
All of the group’s non-automotive activities are combined in the Industry business unit. These encompass products from the application areas of large engines, filtration, and thermal management for industrial purposes. The Aftermarket business unit serves the independent spare parts market with MAHLE products in OE quality.
MAHLE has a local presence in all major world markets. In 2014, some 64,000 employees at more than 140 production locations are expected to generate sales of around EUR 10 billion (USD 13.8 billion). At 10 major research and development centers in Germany, Great Britain, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, more than 4,500 development engineers and technicians are working on forward-looking concepts, products and systems.