The 10 Best High-Tech Engines

By Errol Pierre-Louis  |  Posted 2006-06-29 Print this article Print

Review: Technology has brought the price of turbocharged engines down and made them reliable for everyday driving. (TechnoRide)

All engines get you where youre going, but some do it with better fuel efficiency, more power per liter, or better NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) characteristics.

Each year the editors of Wards Auto World pick the best 10 engines.

For 2006, four of the 10 have forced induction, meaning supercharging or turbocharging, and three have DIG (direct injection gasoline), in which the fuel is injected directly into the cylinder rather than into the intake manifold (ducting) leading to the engine.

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The result of DIG is quicker response getting off at stoplights.

A generation ago, turbocharged or supercharged engines were only found on exotic cars.

Now, technology has brought the price down, and just as important, made them reliable for everyday driving.

Audi and General Motors have two engines each on the list.

Read the full story on TechnoRide: The 10 Best High-Tech Engines
Errol Pierre-Louis is an editorial intern at PC Magazine, also writing for the Gearlog and TechnoRide Web sites. Pierre-Louis is a senior at Georgetown University majoring in English. He has been a staff writer for the Georgetown Voice as well as a contributor to Georgetown's The Fire This Time.

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