BMW and MINI Shine on 2016 Wards 10 Best Engines List

In its 22nd year, the Wards 10 Best Engines competition has released its list of nominees for 2016. With 31 nominees, MINI and BMW car engines appear on the list four times, twice for each brand. The BMW i3 engine, with its unique powertrain, appears, as well as the BMW 340i’s new B58 Twin-Scroll Turbocharged engine.

The BMW B58 is easily the company’s flagship engine, at this time, it incorporates many of the features of the company’s N55 engine: direct-injection and the Valvetronic and Dual-Vanos systems. Offering 326 horsepower, the engine is a true wonder – both in theory and practice – and has certainly earned its position on Ward’s yearly list.

Last year, MINI took home the gold with its B38A15A 1.5 liter three-cylinder engine. This year, it’s up for nomination with the same model, in addition to the new X1 engine. With the level of responsiveness, reliability and power that consumers have come to depend on from their MINI vehicles, it’s no surprise that BMW is constantly upping their game and making improvements to the brand’s engines.

Expected to be announced in early 2016, the editors at WardsAuto are currently driving the vehicles nominated and rating their engines based on drivability, torque, horsepower, noise, fuel economy and more. If history has taught us anything, though, it’s that BMW and MINI will find a way to impress and, almost certainly, feature in the editor’s top picks.

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