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Audi's 2L turbo twin-cam four from the A3 and 4.2 V-8 from the S4, along with GM's blown Ecotec and the 9-3 Aero's turbo 2.8 V-6 took spots on Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 2006. The two companies were the only engine manufacturers to claim more than one slot on the list. One question though they picked the Ecotec and the Saab mill over the LS7? We know the Wardsies choose other criteria beyond brute horsepower, but still man, it's the godliest OEM small block ever?. Commenters pick 'em apart; the full list's after the jump.

Ward's Names 10 Best Engines for 2006 [Ward's Auto]

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Audi AG: 2L FSI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Audi A3)

Audi AG: 4.2L DOHC V-8 (Audi S4)

BMW AG: 3L DOHC I-6 (330i)

DaimlerChrysler AG:5.7L Hemi Magnum OHV V-8 (Dodge Charger R/T)

Ford Motor Co.: 4.6L SOHC V-8 (Mustang GT)

General Motors Corp.: 2L supercharged DOHC I-4 (Chevrolet Cobalt SS)

General Motors Corp.: 2.8L turbocharged DOHC V-6 (Saab 9-3 Aero)

Mazda Motor Corp.: 2.3L DISI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mazdaspeed 6)

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.: 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Infiniti G35 6MT)

Toyota Motor Corp.: 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Lexus IS 350)