In Auto Repair Training? Check Out the 5 Best Engines of 2019

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The heart of any great car is its engine, and these five are pushing engines forward in unique and exciting ways. Engines can come in various shapes and sizes, not to mention various capacities for torque and power. For any aspiring auto mechanic, it’s important to know which engines out there stand out from the pack.
As 2019 comes to a close, the engines featured here are enough to make us look forward to the future of the automotive world. Here are our choices for the five best engines of 2019.

1. BMW B58 3.0L DOHC Turbocharged Inline-6: Another Trophy in the Cabinet

Tested in the 2019 BMW X5 xDrive 40i, this engine is another one of BMW’s many renowned inline 6-cylinders. Making 330 pound feet of torque and 340 horsepower, it’s a potent engine with solid fuel economy to boot. Considering BMW has won 34 trophies from WardsAuto’s 10 Best Engines over the last quarter century, and with the majority of them being for inline 6es, this engine is a testament to the German manufacturer’s attention to detail and efficiency.

2. Ferrari 3.9L F154CB 3902cc Twin-Turbocharged V8: Bi-Turbo, High-Powered

Ferrari’s engine was the winner of the 2019 International Engine of the Year for the fourth consecutive time (as well as winning the Best Performance Engine category). This bi-turbo, high-powered engine is featured in several different Ferrari models; namely, the 488 GTB, Pista, and Pista Spider. Producing an immense 720 horsepower in the 488 Pista, and praised for its throttle response and capacity for high performance, it is further proof of just how fast, refined and flat-out thrilling Ferrari vehicles can be.

Some of 2019’s best engines are capable of impressive torque and horsepower
Some of 2019’s best engines are capable of impressive torque and horsepower

3. GM 6.2L OHV V8 with DFM: Another for Auto Repair Training Students to Know

Students in auto repair training will surely appreciate how this engine tested inside the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado functions. It also stands out for its 17-mode cylinder deactivation function, which GM calls “Dynamic Fuel Management”—a technology that increases the Silverado’s fuel economy by 0.4 km/L during testing and twice as much during real-world driving. On top of that, its 17 deactivation patterns can help determine how many of the engine’s cylinders are low on fuel. At 450 pound feet of torque and 425 horsepower, it’s got the power to match its dynamic features.

4. Ford F-150 3.0L DOHC TurboDiesel V6: Detroit’s Finest Produces Another Great Engine

Although Ford has been earning praise for their 5L DOHC V8 tested in their 2019 Mustang GT, their F-150 engine—highly fine-tuned since its introduction in 2005—arguably stands out just as much. With its base model giving drivers the option of having a Power Stroke diesel engine, it boasts a fuel consumption rate of 9.8L per 100 km. Also capable of delivering 250 horsepower and 440 pound feet of torque, it’s a great choice for drivers with light-duty pickup trucks.

5. Hyundai Kona EV’s 150-kW Propulsion System: For Environmentally-Minded Drivers

Not only can the Kona’s propulsion system be refueled more quickly than battery electric cars, it’s a fantastic example overall of Hyundai’s commitment to alternative fuel investment. With its electric motor producing 291 pound-feet of torque and 150 kW (equivalent to 201 horsepower), this engine also boasts a 415 km range on one charge. Considering its expansive driving range, the Kona EV’s propulsion system is an intriguing one for those training in the automotive industry to learn about as car companies increasingly offer more electric models.

New engines continue to push the envelope in terms of innovation
New engines continue to push the envelope in terms of innovation

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