Shelly BMW Confirms, N20 and N55 Make Ward’s 10 Best Engines List
Ward’s publishes their 2011 10 Best Engines list and BMW is well represented once again.
December 20, 2011 – Buena Park, Calif. – Shelly BMW is excited to confirm, the new four-cylinder 2.0 liter turbocharged N20 engine made Ward’s Top 10 List, along with the 3.0 liter twin-scroll N55 powerplant.
BMW returns to the list for a second time with the N55 3.0L turbocharged 6-cyl. engine in the 335i coupe, an engine that perfectly illustrates the superior balance and refinement of inline engines and the Bavarian automaker’s mastery of the architecture’s execution.
With 300 hp and 300 lb.-ft. (407 Nm) of torque, this engine manages better than 25 mpg (9.4 L/100 km) during heavy-footed evaluation by WardsAuto editors in October.
New to the winner’s circle is BMW’s 2.0L N20 turbocharged 4-cyl. engine that dazzles editors in both the Z4 sDrive 28i roadster and larger 528i sedan. With 258 lb.-ft. (350 Nm) of torque in the Z4 and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) in the 5-Series, this stout, compact powertrain packs an impressive 120 hp/L, without sacrificing any of BMW’s stellar vehicle dynamics
The Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition recognizes the latest powertrain technologies that are affordable to most consumers, boost horsepower and torque, sound appealing and integrate well with their respective vehicles.
As Ward’s Auto points out, a record seven of this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Engines winners integrate state-of-the-art direct fuel injection, demonstrating the rapid pace of technology development as auto makers downsize their engines in anticipation of strict U.S. fuel-economy rules.
WardsAuto editors chose the winners after spending October and November driving 36 vehicles with 34 acquiring new or significantly upgraded engines in their routine daily commutes around metro Detroit.
As one of the largest and fastest-growing BMW dealerships in the nation, Shelly BMW has served Southern California loyally for more than 15 years with some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the automotive industry. For more information about Shelly BMW, visit us today at 6750 Auto Center Drive in Buena Park or shellybmw.com.
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