MARSHALL, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Power management company Eaton announced that its engine boosting, fuel- and emissions-saving technologies are on four of the 10 engines chosen by WardsAuto for its 21st annual “10 Best Engines” competition. The winners were honored today during a ceremony held at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.
“We are very pleased to see our valued customers receiving this prestigious award,” said Staci Kroon, president, Automotive North America. “The continuing success we have in providing automakers with leading powertrain technologies could not happen without the hard work and dedication from Eaton employees in our facilities throughout the world.”
The Eaton technologies that are part of the winning engines and the five Eaton facilities that supply them include:
Valve actuation – Cylinder deactivation system:
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 6.2L LTI V-8 (Roxboro, North Carolina)
Valves – High performance, super alloy and lightweight:
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 6.2L LTI V-8 (Kearney, Nebraska)
- Ram 1500 Crew Cab – 3.0L diesel V-6 (Bielsko Biala, Poland and Bosconero, Italy)
- Ford Fiesta – 1.0L EcoBoost 3-cylinder (Nordhausen, Germany and Bielsko Biala)
- Mini Cooper – 1.5L diesel 3-cylinder (Bosconero)
Eaton technologies have contributed to winning engines since the inception of WardsAuto’s 10 Best Engines program, including three returning winners (Corvette V-8, Fiesta 3-cylinder and Ram diesel V-6) that made this year’s list.
This year’s 10 Best Engines are “by far the most diverse and technically advanced” engines in the history of the competition, according to WardsAuto editors. The Corvette engine can generate an “attention grabbing” 460 horsepower, while the Fiesta achieved nearly 40 miles per gallon during test drives. The Ram diesel V-6 got 24 mpg, which the editors praised as a remarkable feat for a full-size pickup truck.
“Eaton helps automakers and end-users improve energy efficiency and performance for a wide variety of applications and we continue to develop next-generation technologies that will power tomorrow’s cars and trucks,” said Gerard DeVito, vice president of technology for Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “Our global engineering, design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to work closely with leading automakers to meet stringent regulations and changing consumer preferences around the world.”
The WardsAuto 10 Best Engines competition pits the latest engines available in the U.S. market against the returning winners from the previous year. To be eligible, an engine must be available on a production vehicle that is on sale within the first quarter of 2015 and has a base price of less than $60,000.
Eaton supplies the automotive industry with critical components that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance safety and overall vehicle performance. Principal products include superchargers, valvetrain components, torque control products, fluid conveyance components, light-duty transmissions, fuel emission and powertrain controls.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.