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Eaton technologies help improve performance and efficiency for three Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems winners

February 5th, 2020

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Power management company Eaton today announced that its fuel and emissions technologies are on three of the 10 engines chosen by WardsAuto for its 26th annual “10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems” competition. The winners were honored today during a ceremony held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.

The Eaton technologies that are part of the winning engines and the four Eaton facilities that supply them include:

Valves – High performance, super alloy and lightweight:

  • Ford Mustang – 2.3L DOHC I-4 (Exhaust - Nordhausen, Germany and Intake - Ahmednagar, India)
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 6.2L OHV V-8 (Kearney, Nebraska)

Pump actuator – High performance and efficient:

  • Hyundai Sonata – 1.6L DOHC I-4 (Roxboro, North Carolina)

Eaton technologies have contributed to winning engines since the inception of WardsAuto 10 Best Engines program in 1995. “We are very pleased to support this great event and share in the celebration with those receiving this prestigious award,” said Karl Sievertsen, vice president and chief technology officer, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “At Eaton, we are dedicated to helping customers improve energy efficiency and performance in today’s engine applications, and to provide power management efficiency in tomorrow’s electrified vehicles. We congratulate today’s award winners, and look forward to helping create the next generation of differentiated powertrains.”

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 2020 and has a base price of less than $65,000. 

WardsAuto editors chose the winners after evaluating 26 all-new or significantly improved engines and electric propulsion systems during everyday driving in the Detroit area in October and November. 

Eaton supplies the automotive industry with critical components that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and enhance safety and overall vehicle performance. Principal products include valvetrain components, torque control products, fluid conveyance components, light-duty transmissions, fuel emissions and powertrain controls.

Eaton’s eMobility business was formed by combining products, expertise and global manufacturing capabilities from Eaton’s Electrical and Vehicle businesses. Eaton’s eMobility offers a portfolio of intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection technologies for its passenger car, commercial vehicle and off-highway customers.

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 101,000 employees. For more information, visit

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