We are excited to see that three of the Top 10 Engines in Wards 10 Best Engines for 2016 are currently sitting on our lots at McGrath Auto. We’ve always strived to offer our customer based top-of-the-line equipment and here’s further validation!
This redesigned 3.6 DOHC V-6 boasts improved design, longer-duration intake camshafts, an integrated exhaust manifold and ethanol capability.
In simple terms, for those of us that aren’t mechanically literate, this engine is one of the cleanest and durable on the market. Clean but durable, strong but lightweight is what GM is going for when piecing this powerhouse together.
DOHC represents a system of dual overhead cams. There are two camshafts rather than one pumping intake and outtake for the exhaust. This bad a** engine is considerably more fuel efficient than its predecessor. Added to other improvements and features, this engine earned it’s ranks at the top.
1.5L DOHC 4-cyl /120-kW Drive Motor in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Volt keeps their drivers away from fuel costs and emissions, directing them towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle. But what goes into the 2016 Volt engine that Wards ranks in the top 10?
The elongated direct injection range, coupled with the Voltec propulsion system, provides enhanced efficiency of around 42 miles per gallon! This engine is also chargeable, but runs each motor simultaneously to give the most customized and efficient transit at convenience of the driver. Thanks to the NVH, 120kW, improvements are seen in this 2016 dual-equipped engine.
This simultaneous engine is the only of its kind that made its way into the top 10. GM again hit the high points with the Volt’s 4-cyl/120-kW.
3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 in the Ram 1500 ECODIESEL
McGrath also has an inventory of the ECODIESEL Ram 1500 which houses the 3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 engine Wards Auto mentions. As a two-time winner of a Wards Auto Top 10 Engine, the 3.0L Turbodiesel that you find in a Ram 1500 is no match for other pickup engines.
The work this engine does is uncomparable. From towing and torque to fuel economy, this model hits every home run. Dropping down to a V-6 gives no room for failure and the Turbodiesel still competes in every category.
29 MPG in a truck?
The 3.0 liter and dual intake/outtake camshafts are really what we should be clapping for. All while not giving up much horsepower (240HP). Structurally this engine never lacks. Designed to be robust as well as cutting weight to accommodate the ongoing efficiency this model represents. Reduced mass and oil jets to reduce piston heat are only a couple of the luxury amenities this engine encompasses.