Talking Engines

With the automotive industry booming and cars being an everyday part of life, car engines get better with each and every new release. Whether that be making the cars faster, sportier, or smoother, engine upgrades are the staple to the booming car industry. The last few years have been referred to as a revival of American Muscle as engines get lighter and more powerful with new technology. So today, I’m listing some of the most notable engines of 2019. Let’s get started.


1.3.0L (B58) turbo I-6 382 

This engine can be found in the BMW M340i, Z4 M40i, X3 M40i, and X4 M40i. According to the BMW website, “the 3.0-liter petrol burner delivers a peak output of 382 hp at 5,800 – 6,500 rom, combined with a maximum torque of 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) achievable between 1,800 and 5,000 rpm.” 


2.3.6L Pentastar eTorque V6 mild hybrid 305 

This engine can be found in the Ram 1500. This engine boosts your power and improves your fuel economy. The eTorque system replaces the traditional alternator with a belt-driven motor generator that works with a 48V 12-cell lithium-ion battery pack. The eTorque also reuses energy during deceleration and braking to deliver charge to the battery pack.  This engine also adds up to 90 lb.-ft of torque to the Pentastar engine in different driving situations. 


3. 2.3L High Performance turbo 4-cyl. 332 

This engine can be found in the new 4-cylinder Mustang that hits 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 155 mph. According to Ford, “90 percent of the peak torque is now available between 2,500 rpm and 5,300 rpm”

4. The 6.2L V8 490  

This engine can be found in the new 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray’s. It has 490 hp @ 6,450 rpm horsepower and 465 lb-ft @ 5,150 rpm torque. It also adds a cat-back exhaust and a different air intake.

5. 2.0L Atkinson I-4 212 hp total 

This engine is found in the new Honda Accord Hybrid’s. These engines generate up to 143 hp and 129 lb.-ft. (175 Nm) of torque (on regular fuel), while the motor contributes up to 181 hp and 232 lb.-ft. (315 Nm) for a total combined system output of 212 hp, 16 hp more than the 2015 Accord Hybrid. 

Just a side note though, if you’re a fellow Texan, check out one of our favorite local dealers, @AllenHonda. It’s a great place to go if you’re in the market for one of those 212 hp Accords with the Atkinson I-4 😁


And those are my picks for the 2019 engine line up! Stay tuned for my review of the 2020 offerings in just a few months.