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New Nissan V6 Named One of Ward’s 10-Best Engines

By Yoann Besnard on 14 December 2007 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

For the 14th time, the Nissan VQ engine family has been chosen to be part of the list of the 10 Best Engines by Ward’s Automotive Group.

This year, Ward's people picked up the new VQ37VHR engine which appeared in the Infiniti G37 Coupe. An evolution of the VQ35 petrol unit, it comes with the VVEL system which combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to help improve performance and response.

The engine also features increased cylinder block height (from the previous 3.5-litre design), ladder frame construction for greater rigidity, asymmetric piston skirts, an electronically controlled “drive-by-wire” throttle system and a symmetric twin air intake system. All those technologies produces a nice 328bhp and a torque of 270 lb ft.

The prize winner will be unveiled on January 16, 2007 during the Detroit Motor Show.


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