Skip to comments.World's Best Auto Engine ..not European?
Posted on 09/17/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
Frankfurt Motor Show: Germans learn a stunning truth.
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
Nope its a Toyota 22 r
I’d go with a Mazda B6. The one in my car is coming up on 300K and has never been apart.
LOL! I don’t usually have time to go to utube links, but this one was worth it!
It sure as hell isn’t the Dodge 4.7L V-8
yes indeed nothing like seeing a bunch of euorcentic snobs in shock and dismay..
dodge 225 slant 6
I got a 1990 Toyota Camry. Motor with a quarter million miles. The rest of the car is falling apart, but with no motor problems. Get 36 MPG in summer.
Datsun “L-series.” Damn near bullet-proof.
5 cylinder Mercedes-Benz diesel engine
I’ve owned a good many cars including 3&5 series BMWs. Looking at 6 cylinder engines, IMO Honda makes the best. The Honda/Acura V6s just rip all the way to the redline. BMW and Nissan would be my next choice, both have made great 6s over the years.
I always figured that a Rolls Royce Merlin shoe horned into my 1940 Buick Special would be just about the world’s best auto engine.
I’m very fond of the Subaru Boxer flat four. Smooth, well balanced for a four, low center of gravity, tough, well engineered, can make one heck of a lot more horsepower than factory tune when turbocharged, there are Boxer engines over 1000 hp out there. Nice, well mannered economical engine if you want it, racing engine if you want it.
I’ve kept my 1991 Toyota Tercel and it now has 236,000 miles. I love that car.
Ford has great products. Alan Mulally coming from Boeing was a great hire.
If more Americans would lose their pre conceived notions of foreign being better they might just be surprised at what Ford now has to offer.
They’re doing it right.
I’d buy that for a dollar!
My elder brother once had an MGA....powered by Buick engine. Built by a Buick engineer.
A Poor mans Shelby Cobra. I have yet to recover from those rides.
Not at all but the 318 V8 and the 225 slant 6 were pretty dang good.
Cummins diesel too.
Also on my list would be the GM Iron Duke and maybe the Ford small block V8 260 to 302.
Those Subarus are big with people swapping out the engine on VW Westfalias and their ilk for something with more oomph.
The resale value of Mercedes vehicles is not very high.
The Ford Fusion is easily the best car in its class, and Ford trucks are the best.
My next vehicle will be either a Ford Escape or Ford Edge.
the chevy in line 6 250 is and was bullet proof
the dodge slant 170 and 225 were excellent save constant busted manifolds
I’ve had some good Fords. The best was my 1988 Crown Victoria. The 5.0L engine got 30 MPG and was still going strong at 257,000 miles when I sold it.
It was a sweet ride, like floating down the freeway on my living room sofa. I never had to slow down for speed humps—it barely noticed them. It was white and resembled a DPS vehicle so people slowed down when they saw me, LOL!
...and the Overhead Cam lives on today in a big way!
I hear wonderful things about the ford fusion, including the price.
Living where Ive seen at least a dozen new Tesla S cars in the last few months...I must note that there are those places where Expense is upmost in some “consumers” minds and their agendas. If it doesnt cost and arm and a leg they refuse to consider buying ....
There are some very high-quality Porsche 356 replicas powered by turbocharged Subaru 2.5 Boxer engines. Here’s a guy in Knoxville, TN who makes one of the best, it’s converted to a mid-engine layout:
Does no one realize this is a Ford commercial?
a five liter engine....got 30 MPG? cool!
Except for that whole vapor-lock thing. You should never put the carbs directly over the exhaust manifold. BTW, Mercedes designed that engine and Nissan bought the rights.
Those look like some great little vehicles.
I got rid of my ‘82 RX-7 because the seat wore out with 340,00 miles. I got rid of my 2007 RX-7 becuase the seat wore out, it got hit by a truck and I had problems with it’s starter or fuel injection (nobody told me why). It had 495,00 miles on it. God, what good, hot and dependable cars THOSE were. Bring back the RX-7!!
I hadnt focused on that but guessed that it might be given the fordofeurope “name” of the party who posted the video.
I put over 500K miles on my M-B 3.0 Turbo Diesel 300D and it was just getting broken in... Hated to let it go, but the rest of the car wasn’t quiet as durable. My 300 was even SilberBlau metallic as sould appear to be shown in the picture.
What car or pickup can you get those in?
The Chevy...oh yeah! Had that and the smaller 200 IIRC with the cast together manifold and head in a 70 Nova. Two speed power slop too.
Tank! One of the BEST cars ever! Later I had Jags, Mercedes, ....JUNK!
Wish I could have that Nova back!
heir pre conceived notions of foreign being better they might just be surprised at what Ford now has to offer.....I ain’t gambling for $30,000.00
2.2 liter in line 4, 240 HP, 8K Redline.
LOL this is FR 2013...it's not allowable to actually read the article or watch the video.
This was a welcome change over the Crapstar minivan and the Escort (so named bc you don't want to take it ANYWHERE by itself).
Mine is black with the M-B Tex Palamino (tan) interior. Getting rough, but the engine just soldiers on.
Or the AMC 304.
the Honda motorcycles w/ in line 4’s coupled to a radiator changed ALL MOTORS forever
Preliminary results of the autopsy conducted on Madera South High School student Graciela Martinez show that the 14-year-old freshman died of heat stroke, Madera police said Friday.
Sgt. Robert Salas said tests by the police department showed there was a problem with the lock on the door of the 1997 BMW in which she was found Wednesday afternoon.
Salas said that if the car were locked with a key, its doors could not be opened from the inside. In addition, the horn did not work without a key in the ignition, he said.
Read more here: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/09/13/3221054/madera-girl-died-of-heat-stroke.html#storylink=cpy
Kind of ironic, she dies locked in a BMW and the story solicits contributions for her funeral.
She fell sleep, went unconscious from heat stroke, and there’s no effort to escape at that point. Kind of like the frog placed in water set to boil, in theory.
I had a 1984 Toyota celica GT with that 22R engine.....it just kept on running.....everything started breakingat 250,000 miles......but not the Engine.
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