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Ward's Best 10 Engines for 2001

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1. Audi DOHC 1.8T
2. Audi DOHC 2.7L Biturbo V6
3. BMW M54 DOHC 3.0L I6
4. Mercedes-Benz SOHC 3.2L V6
5. Ford 5.4L Triton SOHC V8
6. GM 6.6L Duramax OHV V8
7. Honda (F20?) 2.0L DOHC VTEC I4
8. Nissan VQ 3.0L DOHC V6
9. Porsche 2.7L DOHC H6
10. Toyota 1NZ-FE(?) 1.5L DOHC I4 Hybrid

Two engines that were on last year's list that didn't make it this year: GM LS1 5.7L OHV V8 & Toyota 1UZ-FE 4.0L DOHC V8.

The 2ZZ-GE, 1AZ-FE, 2JZ-GE and the 3UZ-FE were also tested, but didn't make the cut.

[This message has been edited by JW (edited January 18, 2001).]
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Given the turbo problems on the Audi 2.7TT that is pretty funny. The BMW I6 will always make the list as they are so much fun.

I know the owner of a 91 M5 that drove an S2000 on some Sonoma County backroads while mapping a route for the next M5 drive. He said that he likes the old 3.6 I6 in the M5 better and also commented that while the Honda handled well it could use some aftermarket goodies to steady it a bit. I think that short wheel base cars tend to be twitchy and he just wasn't use to it.

My favorite engines (other than mine of course):

-Modena for sure, the sound, oh the sound
-Likely the new M3
-Supra has to be on the list, even though I am not a big fan of turbos
-993's powerplant, still has that Porsche sound (reminds me of Le Mans)
-the new 5.0 in the M5, even though I am not partial to V8's
-if the NSX has a high-revving V8 coming, I am sure that would make my list too.

91 M5
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