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      12-08-2008, 01:19 PM   #23
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Eh, I'll take that N54 award with a grain of salt since they also gave an award to a 5.7L hemi.
Agreed. If we don't think that some of the engines shouldn't be on there then perhaps the BMW engines should not be on the top 10 list either.
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      12-08-2008, 01:38 PM   #24
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Looks like Ward's Auto doesn't want to be suspicious of being biased to Nissan, so they remove the VQ this year.

I can tell you one thing - the Honda SOHC engine should not belong there. DOHC (dual camshaft) engines are always better than SOHC (single camshaft) engines, which are slow and torqueless. I don't know why Honda keeps making them, and I don't know why it made onto the list. Why Ward's Auto, why????
Because it is cheaper to manufacture and can be constructed in the many Honda Motor plants we have in the US. Honda has always been about price, efficiency and affordability. DOHC and more complex motors are just not one of their goals.
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Where's the new M3's glorious V8..... or the M5's beast of a V10? There must have been a mistake here...........

It would help to know their criteria. Afterall, there are two SOHC engines on that list. I'm not impressed. Although I'm sure BMW would be pleased to account for this new award for two of their engines, BMW must have a big smile knowing these aren't their best two.
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Agreed. If we don't think that some of the engines shouldn't be on there then perhaps the BMW engines should not be on the top 10 list either.
When an OHV engine makes the list of 10 BEST engines, u know its not supposed to be there. BMWs N54 is a highly advanced twin turbo engine with virtually no lag, it deserves to be there. Its been the Overall Engine of the Year for 2 years now by ETOY Awards.
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N54 on there.... odd.. the other engines dont need there valves cleaned at 20-30k
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