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Old 12-06-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Who ever said the V6 isnt a winner

Ward's 10 Best Engines for 2007 at a glance (vehicle tested in parenthesis):

Audi AG 2L turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Audi A3)
BMW AG 3L DOHC I-6 (Z4 3.0si)
BMW AG 3L turbocharged DOHC I-6 (335i)
DaimlerChrysler AG 3L DOHC V-6 turbodiesel (Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec/Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD)
DaimlerChrysler AG Hemi 5.7L OHV V-8 (Chrysler 300C)
Ford Motor Co. Duratec 35 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX)
Ford Motor Co. 4.6L SOHC V-8 (Mustang GT/Mustang Shelby GT)
Mazda Motor Corp. 2.3L DISI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mazdaspeed3)
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Infiniti G35)
Toyota Motor Corp. 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Lexus IS 350)


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DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 6, 2006 Ė Ford Motor Companyís all-new 3.5-liter Duratec 35 V-6 engine has been named among "Ward's 10 Best Engines" by Ward's Auto World. The annual 10-best list was released Tuesday in Detroit and for the third consecutive year also included Fordís 4.6-liter, 3-valve V-8.

"This is an exceptional accomplishment and a testament to our powertrain development process." said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Ford Motor Company, Powertrain Product Development Operations. "The 3.5-liter engine class is one of the most competitive in the industry, so it is high praise to have our new engine stand out and be among the 10 best in the industry."

Ford Motor Company's new 3.5-liter V-6 engine is officially rated at 265 horsepower on 87 octane regular grade fuel, allowing customers to enjoy the engine's smooth and ample power with less pain at the pump. The engine is the standard and exclusive engine offered in the new Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers, hitting dealerships soon, and the Lincoln MKZ sedan, on sale since October with an MSRP starting at $29,890. Many competitors require more expensive mid-grade or premium fuels to achieve their top ratings.

At the same time, the new V-6 was designed to grow and, as necessary, be compatible with direct injection and turbocharged direct injection technology, which leaves open the possibility of even higher power and torque output in the future.

The Duratec 35 V-6 is produced at Fordís Lima Engine Plant in Lima, Ohio.

Joining the Duratec 35 on the annual Wardís list is Fordís 4.6-liter 3-valve V-8. This is the third consecutive year the Ford 4.6-liter has made list. The 3-valve technology in the 4.6-liter V-8 offers improved power coupled with better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The 4.6-liter is the powerplant of choice for the Ford Mustang GT and Mustang Shelby GT, in addition to the Ford Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac and Mercury Mountaineer, demonstrating the flexibility of the engine. It is part of Fordís modular V-engine series that also includes the 5.4-liter V-8 in the Ford F-series, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator and the 6.8-liter V-10 in the F-series Super Duty.

The 4.6-liter, 3-valve V-8 is built at Ford's Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Michigan
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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Sweet !!
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No LS motors? That list is crap.
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sweet, except it was supposed to debut back when the ford 500 was first introduced.
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No LS motors? That list is crap.
I totally concur. Also the 5.4 from the GT500 should be on that list, as well as the 4g63 used in the Evo.
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"Best" is very subjective. They need to define the criteria that they tested on to determine how the list was founded.
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No LS motors? That list is crap.
This time you beat me to it.

Where's the LS7 MoFo's.
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"Best" is very subjective. They need to define the criteria that they tested on to determine how the list was founded.
For 2006, Ward's 10 Best Engines judges nominated and tested 31 engines that must be available in regular-production vehicles on sale in the U.S. market no later than the first quarter of 2006. To be eligible, the engine also must be available in a vehicle with a base price of no more than $52,500.

Ward's tested 31 car and truck engines for its 2006 10 Best Engines competition, evaluating them based on the crucial engine characteristics of power; torque; noise, vibration and harshness (NVH); technical relevance and basic comparative numbers.
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now they just need to put that duratec 35 in the mustang
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now they just need to put that duratec 35 in the mustang
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whoever wrote that list is an idiot anyone notice a problem with this?

Ford Motor Co. 4.6L SOHC V-8 (Mustang GT/Mustang Shelby GT)
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whoever wrote that list is an idiot anyone notice a problem with this?

Ford Motor Co. 4.6L SOHC V-8 (Mustang GT/Mustang Shelby GT)
I'm pretty sure Ford Media knows what they are talking about: Shelby GT

They didn't say Shelby GT500
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I'm pretty sure Ford Media knows what they are talking about: Shelby GT

They didn't say Shelby GT500
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I'm pretty sure Ford Media knows what they are talking about: Shelby GT

They didn't say Shelby GT500
aaah i see i was just going by vehicles currently in production
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Gee, only one OHV engine.

Da Hemi.

Beats that lame-o mod motor too.

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Um V6's suck sorry to break your heart,in my opinion.
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Um V6's suck sorry to break your heart,in my opinion.
and why is that?
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Um V6's suck sorry to break your heart,in my opinion.
its really a matter of "not as good as they should be". Nissan has what, a 3.5L that makes almost 300hp, and ford, a larger company, can only muster about 215 out of a 3.8? Ford is always behind on the times, its no suprise theyre doing so ****ty nowadays.
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With fuel cost it would be nice to have that duratec in the 6's but maybe also have an option of having one with a turbo.
Ford sucks when it comes to efficient V6 motors (in the mustangs). By efficient I mean a small displacement motor like the 3.8-4.0 should be making close to 285-300 bhp.
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its really a matter of "not as good as they should be". Nissan has what, a 3.5L that makes almost 300hp, and ford, a larger company, can only muster about 215 out of a 3.8? Ford is always behind on the times, its no suprise theyre doing so ****ty nowadays.
Ford V6's have always sucked had one in a 89 F150 never got anouther one again Ford makes good V8 engines thats it the 2.3 has done well far better than anyone would have thought other than that stick to the V8's.
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The 3.8 does suck. This Duratec looks good though. The 4.0 in the 05+'s look good as well.
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yeah but the imports still have em beat on numbers abd longjevity
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yeah but the imports still have em beat on numbers abd longjevity
true, but you gotta remember too youre basing this on the motors used in their upper level cars compared to the motor we throw in our base models.
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yeah some of there V6 numbers beat our V8 number on our upper level cars
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true, but they very well could be overrated and us underrated or vice a versa. or they have a nice output engine and stick it in FWD and it defeats the purpose.
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