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      01-01-2019, 12:52 PM   #1
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BMW B58 Named 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines

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As announced by Wards Auto

2019 Wards 10 Best Engines: Gasoline, Diesel, Electrification Honored

“I never thought I’d live to see the day when a fuel-cell car and a battery EV would make the list the same year as two burly V-8s and a sophisticated 4-cyl. engine with variable compression,” says WardsAuto editor Drew Winter.

For the first time ever, three pickup-truck engines appear on the Wards 10 Best Engines list, while four electrified powertrains make the cut for the second consecutive year as well.

Rounding out the field in this 25th year of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition is a muscle-car V-8, a German luxury turbocharged inline 6-cyl. and a groundbreaking turbocharged 4-cyl. with variable compression ratio.

WardsAuto editors chose the winners after spending October and November evaluating 34 engines and electric propulsion systems during routine commutes in metro Detroit.

Other notable trends this year: Ford wins two trophies for the second year in a row, and Hyundai wins two awards in the same year for the first time ever. A hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle makes the cut for the third time, and two V-8s earn trophies in the same year for the first time since 2015.

“I never thought I’d live to see the day when a fuel-cell car and a battery EV would make the list the same year as two burly V-8s and a sophisticated 4-cyl. engine with variable compression,” says Drew Winter, WardsAuto senior content director.

“Automakers and their powertrain engineers are being pushed in different directions: Governments around the world want low emissions and electrification, while customers want vehicles that meet their every need without compromise. We believe this year’s list represents the industry’s ability to deftly satisfy both demands.”

This year’s winners (in alphabetical order by brand):
3.0L (B58) DOHC Turbocharged I-6 (BMW X5)
6.2L OHV V-8 with DFM (Chevrolet Silverado)
5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT/Bullitt)
3.0L DOHC TurboDiesel V-6 (Ford F-150)
2.0L DOHC Atkinson i-VTEC 4-Cyl./HEV (Honda Accord Hybrid)
120-kW Fuel Cell/Electric Propulsion System (Hyundai Nexo)
150-kW Propulsion System (Hyundai Kona EV)
2.0L DOHC VC-Turbo 4-Cyl. (Infiniti QX50)
2.0L DOHC Atkinson 4-Cyl./HEV (Lexus UX 250h)
3.6L DOHC Pentastar eTorque V-6 (Ram 1500)

BMW has won 34 Wards 10 Best Engines trophies over the past 25 years (tied with Ford for the all-time lead), and 28 of those awards were for inline 6-cyl. engines. It’s no coincidence that year after year, Munich finds ways to improve the modular inline architecture to deliver unparalleled refinement, high efficiency and effortless revving.

In the case of the all-new ’19 X5 crossover, the updated B58 turbo-6 is rated at 340 hp, but it feels like so much more during spirited runs to the redline.

The B58 debuted a few years ago and now gets a new cooling system, head, timing chain, oil pump and a forged crankshaft. The block and air induction system have been modified, and the new high-pressure direct-injection fueling system is rated at 5,076 psi (350 bar), up from 3,626 psi (250 bar).

Our judges raved about their seat time in the new X5, and nearly all of them topped 20 mpg (11.7 L/100 km), despite heavy-footed testing.

Read the rest of the release at https://www.wardsauto.com/2019-10-be...cation-honored


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      01-01-2019, 01:08 PM   #2
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Nice, in-line 6 is almost perfected.
Wondering when the valve springs gone disappear :
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Thanks for posting; good read!
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This speaks volumes - it's what BMW does best, pure and simple:

"BMW has won 34 Wards 10 Best Engines trophies over the past 25 years (tied with Ford for the all-time lead), and 28 of those awards were for inline 6-cyl. engines"
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Its a fantastic engine.

I almost wish my M2 had that power-plant.
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Can't wait to see the s58
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Is the B58 engine in the X7 40i?
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The B58 debuted a few years ago and now gets a new cooling system, head, timing chain, oil pump and a forged crankshaft. The block and air induction system have been modified, and the new high-pressure direct-injection fueling system is rated at 5,076 psi (350 bar), up from 3,626 psi (250 bar).
Are there now different revisions of the B58 from its original debut? Any of the original cars that the original B58 launched with like the M240i getting all this revised kit?
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Definitely won’t lack fuel with the updated fuel pressure when it gets modded for higher boost! NICE! Game changer! Along with the other improvements mentioned.
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Can't wait to see the s58
Will be BEaSTLY I predict.
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It's a great engine and one of the best sounding....also loves meth lol.
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Is the B58 engine in the X7 40i?
Yes it will be. It's also in every other modern BMW ending in 40i. It's derived from the same block and some internals as the N57 (diesel) so it's going to be strong and durable in gasoline form.
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Godspeed if these have any Vanos issues whatsoever, like every other BMW engine ever.
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Are there now different revisions of the B58 from its original debut?
Yes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_B58

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Any of the original cars that the original B58 launched with like the M240i getting all this revised kit?
Legacy F Generation products (2 Series and 4 Series) will continue with the original B58 until they end production (in 2020 or 2021 depending on model). The next generation G2x 4 Series will get the new B58 while the next generation G4x 2 Series will get the B48 only. It is unknown whether the M2 will get a special high output B58 or a low output S58.

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Yes it will be. It's also in every other modern BMW ending in 40i.
While this is true, right now only the X5 and X7 have the latest version of the engine, the B58B30M1. Although changes from the B58B30M0 are minimal, it seems that Wards is specifically giving the award to that engine.

And soon, the new high output B58B30O1 will kick off production in the M340i and Z4 M40i. I would not be surprised to see that version win next year.

By the end of the year, all G generation vehicles in the 5, 6, 7, and 8 families will have the M1 and all G generation vehicles in the 3 and 4 families will have the O1.
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It's a great engine and one of the best sounding....also loves meth lol.
Have it and love it. Best in a long series of great in-line sixes.
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Absolutely fitting! I'm so between a 2016 340i w/ JB4 and Meth or a 2015 550i with N63TU and JB4. Both X-Drive.

N20 has been nice, but I'm just looking to go faster.

Something tells me the 340i is what I want and the 550i is just too large.

This might have pointed me to the 340i!
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So B58 max output from factory is 382hp?
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