Best Car Engines


The design and pricing remain the main factors of buying a car, according to recent surveys. The engine goes into the background and most drivers are limited to choose between petrol and diesel, without delving into much more. However, the engine is a vital component of any vehicle, the equivalent of a person’s heart. And their varying quality depends largely on, performance, comfort and durability of the car.

Distinctions between Ford, VW, Fiat and Ferrari

Ford has achieved the absolute Award 2013 Best engine with the 1.0 Ecoboost (turbo petrol), who also won in the category up to 1000cc. The jury highlighted the relationship between performance and consumption and also its fine touch: accelerates smoothly and and just vibrates at idle, an unprecedented combination because of mechanical three cylinders. It is available in the Fiesta, Focus, B-Max and C-Max models, and gives a great performance: 125 hp (Focus).

VW has won the trophy for Best New Engine, or the most innovative , with its 1.4 TSi (turbo petrol) with ACT or disconnection cylinder system, which shuts down two of the four when driving at constant rates to reduce consumption .It is offered in the Polo and Golf and provides brilliant results: 140 hp and 4.5 litres (Polo GT).

Fiat has won the award for Best Engine green with the 0.9 Twin Air fed with methane (is marketed in Spain in the Panda ) and Ferrari dominate among the sportiest mechanical with stratospheric V8 and V12 models 458 Italia and F12 Berlinetta ( 575 and 740 hp).

The Engine of the Year awards (International Engine of the Year Awards ), they just handed down to, can be a useful tool to know which engines have been judged the best. The jury concluded that Ford has the best small motor current offer; Ferrari, the best high power, and BMW and VW, the largest variety of good thrusters.

The committee is made up of 87 journalists from 35 countries, including two Spaniards, and assesses aspects such as consumption, performance, sound and technology. Four absolute awards and eight categories, depending on the engine are given. The first trophy is for mechanics up to 1000cc and the winner is the Ford Ecoboost 1.0 propeller (100 and 125 hp), which has Twin Air 0.9 twin turbo Fiat (85-105 hp).

At the next level, from 1000 to 1.400cc, VW Claim the first two places with the 1.4 TSi with compressor and turbo (140-180 hp) and 1.4 TSi only with turbo (122 hp). Both are offered in several models of Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW.

From 1400 to 1.800cc wins the 1.6 turbo petrol BMW and Peugeot-Citroën (102-211 hp), which continues to shine despite being one of the oldest, and is available in most compact and midsize models. The second goes to the recent 1.8 TSi 180 hp of the new A3 , Leon and Octavia .

Between 1,800 and 2.000cc, BMW dominates the new 2.0 turbo petrol (184-245 hp) equipped at 1, 3 and 5 Series, the X1 and X3 and Z4. Second place is for the VW 2.0 TSi (180-300 hp) and is offered in many models, such as the Golf GTi .

From 2000 to 2.500cc, Audi achieved the top spot with its 2.5 TFSI turbo five-cylinder 340 hp, carrying the TT RS and RS3. And Mazda second with its new 2.2 twin turbo diesel (150 and 175 hp) models 6 and CX-5 , which is the best diesel engine rated. The 2.0d and 3.0d BMW turbo diesels are third in their respective categories, while 1.6 and 2.0 TDi VW Group placed fifth.  From 2500 to 3.000cc award for Porsche and its new 2.7 boxer of the Boxter and Cayman (265 and 275 hp), which anticipates the 3.0 turbo petrol BMW (305-340 hp).

In the top two prizes, from 3,000 to over 4.000cc, are engines of the most modern supercars. The first prize is for the 3.8 V8 biturbo 600 hp McLaren MP4-12C , with second place for the 4.0 V8 of 420 hp BMW M3 . On engines of more than four litres, Ferrari dominates with authority and claim the first two positions with the 6.3 V12 740 hp Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and 4.5 V8 575 hp 458 Italia .

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October 18, 2016

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5 Best Rally Cars Of All Time


Throughout the history of the World Rally Championship , many cars have left their mark on our memory. But only five deserve to be, in my opinion, in the list of the five best rally cars of all time .

  1. The five best rally cars of all time: Audi Quattro

Introduced in 1980, the Audi Quattro was born to be a myth. It was the first model to feature the famous drive system Audi , quattro ; and was the first car with four-wheel drive to compete in the global rally. In his palmaés two WRC championships, two second and fourth and fifth place between 1981 to 1986. In addition, the Audi Quattro won 23 WRC events between 1981 and 1985.

  1. The five best rally cars of all time: Lancia Delta

The Lancia Delta participated in the World Rally Championship from 1987 to 1992. Born the Lancia Delta Street, and was the evolution Lancia Delta HF 4WD the first of the many versions that would make this model a winner of the WRC. In 1986, pilots Henri Toivonen and Cresto died in the Rally of Corsica, which made the FIA banned Group B cars Lancia adaptartse learned quickly to the conditions of Group A, and from 1987 to 1987 to 1992, the Lancia Delta HF 4WD had six consecutive WRC titles. His successor was the Lancia Delta Integrale .

3. The five best rally cars of all time: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 was developed in 1982 and competed in Group B just the year it was established. This group allowed the use of powerful, lightweight and introduced new features like four-wheel drive turbocharged engines and vehicles. Like I said, this group would be prohibited by the death of two pilots in 1986. The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 copied the lightness of the Lancia Rally 037 and the central arrangement of the engine and the Audi Quattro AWD and turbo. With it, the guys at Peugeot is lifting up the WRC constructors’ titles in 1985 and 1986 and winning a Paris-Dakar in 1987 and 1988.

  1. The five best rally cars of all time: Renault Alpine A110

The Renault Alpine A110 (or Berlinette ) was born to compete in the Alpine Rally. When buying Renault Alpine, the International Championship as the World Rally Championship. The year was 1973, and the Renault Alpine A110 made its debut in the Rally of Monte Carlo in 1973. It took the victory, which was the first vehicle to win a test of the newly released World Rally Championship. Finally, this year Alpine, with an engine from a Renault 16 wins first World Rally Championship created by FIA.

October 18, 2016

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New commercial vehicles PSA and General Motors are manufactured in Vigo


PSA Peugeot and General Motors announced the joint production of the new generation of commercial vehicles Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and the Opel Combo as part of their agreement signed.

As part of the partnership between PSA Peugeot and General Motors , both auto giants have announced jointly manufactured its new generation of small commercial vehicles in the center of PSA in Vigo . This has been confirmed by both companies a statement.

These new models focused on transport and professionals will be developed based on the architecture of commercial vehicles PSA and will replace the present generation of Citroen Berlingo , the Peugeot Partner and Opel Combo , whose first units will arrive in showrooms in 2018. It will have the standard car roof box which most vehicles would have in category.

PSA Peugeot and General Motors have highlighted, as published by Europa Press that collaboration is based on an equilibrium position, so each firm models are differentiatedand in line with the characteristics of each brand.

This new initiative is the third of joint projects agreed by both car companies in December 2013. As the other two are the fabrications of the next generation minivan of both brands in Zaragoza Figueruelas plant and a compact SUV in Sochaux (France).

October 18, 2016

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The Stutz Blackhawk 1971 that belonged to Elvis goes to auction


It may well be auctioned as one of the most iconic cars of Elvis Presley: The Stutz Blackhawk 1971. In perfect condition and with just over 50,000 kilometers, its value is estimated at 500,000 euros.

On January 8th it was 80 years since the birth of the ‘King of Rock’. 2015 is therefore a year that seems set for Elvis Presley and therefore it is no coincidence that right now one of the jewels of his garage is being flaunted. This is his Stutz Blackhawk 1971 and has been at the famous auction house of the stars, Julien, which makes it available for those collectors who can afford the luxury. Your price will be an estimated half a million dollars , which translated to euros will be about 474,000.

Elvis got it delivered on September 9th, 1971 at his mansion in Beverly Hills, this Stutz Blackhawk 71 is one of those dreams of super-exclusive wheels. Not surprisingly, that generation in particular, the first, there were only 26 units. In fact this was the second Blackhawk Presley had in less than a year. The first, acquired in late 1970, joined an advertising agreement that included the car at the LA Auto Show and Elvis posed for photos. Frank Sinatra, who also fell in love with this two-seater coupe, rejected the opportunity to ask for it, but Elvis accepted. A few months later, the King of Rock destroyed his Stutz Blackhawk when a car crashed into him in an accident . The brand offered to leave it like new, but Presley refused and bought a new one, this time in black. After the death of the musician, six years later, the Stutz Blackhawk ended up in the hands of his good friend, Dr. Elias Ghanem . One of the few who inherited one of many, and loved cars that Presley had.

Ghanem died in 2001 and now the Blackhawk goes to new owner after the auction, which will take place on 15th and 16th May at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York . Right now, and for a week, the Stutz Blackhawk Elvis is exhibited by Julien Auctions at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

About the Stutz Blackhawk 1971 …

The Stutz Elvis retains its original engine, the Rocket 455 Pontiac, with 7.4 litres and eight-cylinder 360 hp . The car is like new: only has 33,000 miles, ie about 53,000 kilometers. Find used cars for sale here.

October 18, 2016

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