Nine of the Ward's 10 Best Engines feature Continental powertrain technologies
AUBURN HILLS, MI--Jan. 15, 2014: Reaching a milestone, Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, is observing its 20th consecutive year of contributions of powertrain technologies to winners of Ward's 10 Best Engines competition.
For the 2014 awards, Continental has contributed to nine engines that have set the benchmark in power, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise, vibration and harshness characteristics. This selective group of engines is determined by eight editors of WardsAuto magazine after evaluating 44 new or significantly upgraded engines in their routine daily commutes around metro Detroit.
"The 20th consecutive year of wins in Ward's 10 Best Engines is a testament to Continental's ongoing efforts to work closely with our customers to develop innovative Powertrain technology that is safe, powerful, environmentally friendly and, of course, affordable," said Kregg Wiggins, senior vice president, powertrain, North America. "Congratulations to our customers who made the list this year; we look forward to many more being recognized in the years to come."
The Ward's 10 Best Engines featuring Continental technology include:
Audi S5 3.0L supercharged V-6
Engine Control Unit Gasoline direct-injection XL2 Solenoid Injector Knock sensor Electronic Throttle control Air control valve for supercharger air bypass
BMW 535d 3.0L twin-turbo I-6 diesel
NOx sensor Oil level sensor Air control valve for air bypass
Chevrolet Corvette 6.2L LT1 small block V-8
Oil level switch
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L turbodiesel 4-cylinder
(2) NOx sensors Dual port DPF (Diesel Particle Filter) pressure sensor Oil level switch Transmission Electro -Hydraulic Control Module (TEHCM) Air control valve for air bypass
Fiat 500e battery-electric
Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU)
Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost 3-cylinder
Knock Sensor Turbocharger
Honda Accord 3.5L V-6
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Actuator
Porsche Cayman 2.7L H-6
Engine Control Unit Gasoline direct-injection XL2 Solenoid Injector Three-piston transfer pump Natural Vacuum Leak Detection (NVLD) valve
Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L EA888 turbo 4-cylinder
Engine Control Unit Knock Sensor Electronic Throttle control