WardsAuto has announced the winners of its annual Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems awards with the Chevolet Corvette’s GM 6.2L OHV V-8 making the list.
“It feels like every bit of power is available at every throttle position,” says Wards 10BEPS judge Bob Gritzinger. “The driver feels directly connected to the powertrain via the gas pedal and paddle shifters.”
This is the inaugural year of the renamed competition that since 1995 has been recognizing groundbreaking engineering as demonstrated in new powertrains available in reasonably affordable vehicles in the U.S. market.
“The auto industry is making tremendous strides by continuing to develop innovative internal-combustion engines while simultaneously investing in hybrids, battery-electrics, 48V mild hybrids and hydrogen-powered fuel cells,” says Wards Senior Content Director Drew Winter.
The 2020 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems winners in alphabetical order by automaker:
- BMW 3.0L DOHC Turbocharged I-6 (BMW M340i)
- Daimler 3.0L DOHC 48V Turbo I-6 (Mercedes-Benz GLE450)
- FCA 3.6L DOHC 48V eTorque V-6 (Ram 1500)
- Ford 2.3L DOHC High Performance Turbo 4-Cyl. (Mustang)
- GM 3.0L DOHC TurboDiesel I-6 (GMC Sierra)
- GM 6.2L OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray)
- Honda 2.0L DOHC Atkinson i-VTEC 4-Cyl./HEV (Accord Hybrid)
- Hyundai 150-kW Propulsion System (Kona EV)
- Hyundai 1.6L DOHC Turbocharged 4-Cyl. (Sonata)
- Nissan 2.0L DOHC VC-Turbo 4-Cyl. (Altima)