DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The MAHLE Group's components and systems are featured on nine of the 10 engines recently named to the Ward's list of 10 Best Engines for 2016.
Now in its 22nd 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 $61,000.
Industry-leading MAHLE components and systems featured on the 2016 award-winning engines include: piston systems and cylinder components as well as valve-train, air- management and thermal-management systems.
"The variety of engines and powertrain systems among this year's winners that are equipped with MAHLE components underlines the fact that we are committed to consistently providing our customers with new, leading-edge powertrain technologies," said Scott Ferriman, MAHLE's North American vice president of sales and application engineering.
"We're also extremely proud of the fact that for more than a decade, a majority of the annual Ward's 10 best award winners have featured MAHLE components and systems."
Ward's 10 Best Engines for 2016 that feature MAHLE components include:
- BMW: 3.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (340i)
- FCA: 3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500)
- Ford: 5.2L DOHC V-8 (Shelby GT350)
- GM: 3.6L DOHC V-6 (Cadillac ATS/Chevy Camaro )
- GM: 1.5L DOHC 4-Cyl./120-kW Drive Motor (Chevy Volt)
- Hyundai: 2.0L DOHC 4-Cyl./50-kW Drive Motor (Sonata)
- Fuji: 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-Cyl. Boxer (Subaru WRX)
- Nissan: 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Maxima)
- Volvo: 2.0L Turbo/Supercharged DOHC 4-Cyl. (XC90)
"This is a list that's loaded with innovation, from hybrids to muscle cars," said Drew Winter, director-content at WardsAuto. "We have three groundbreaking electrified drivetrains for the first time ever, each representing a different technology: a gas-electric hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and an extended-range electric."
MAHLE is a leading international supplier to the automotive industry. With its products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as solutions for electric vehicles, the group addresses all the crucial issues related to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—from engine systems and components to filtration to thermal management. MAHLE products are fitted in every second vehicle worldwide. MAHLE components and systems are also used off the road—in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, as well in railroad, marine, and aerospace applications.
In 2014, the group generated sales of EUR 9.94 billion with around 66,000 employees. Today, MAHLE is represented in over 30 countries with 170 production locations. At 16 major development locations in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, more than 5,000 development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions.
SOURCE MAHLE Group