BMW and VW Diesels Among 10 Best Engines for 2010
Two clean-diesel engines were among the ten best engines for 2010, as selected by Ward’s, an automotive news and data provider.
Six editors from Ward’s nominated a total of 34 engines available in regular production cars in the United States priced no more than $54,000.
The two diesel winners were BMW, for its 3.0-liter six-cylinder twin-turbocharged and direct-injected Advanced Diesel engine powering the 335d sedan, and Volkswagen, for its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine powering the Jetta SportWagen TDI.
The BMW 335d is the fastest diesel-powered passenger car sold in the U.S., capable of zero-to-sixty in under six seconds. It is also the most fuel efficient car BMW has ever sold in the U.S., capable of achieving 36 mpg (6.5 l/100 km) on the highway. The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI gets 40 mpg (5.8 l/100 km).
The awards will be given during the North American International Auto Show next month in Detroit.