Originally Posted by IcedG35
your initial assertion is correct... sadly sales are hardly enough to propel V8s in America for most cars let alone internationally. if MPG tests were more realistic, it would be clear that real world MPG for a V8 and turbo-V6 aren't that far off in any situation where you actually want V8 power. but as long as V6 come out on top in the MPG chart, manufacturers have no choice but just advertise HP and forget the cylinder count.
Yeah, I get why the manufacturers are so fond of turbo-4s, but I'm so over it. For the way I drive, a NA V-6 engine would get perfectly decent fuel economy (I'm not a lead foot) and would be much nicer (from a NVH perspective) than a turbo-4. The turbo-4 in my current car isn't really any more economical than the V6 in my previous car and is... agricultural in quality. I feel like a base Stinger should get a NA V6 (I know, it's not going to happen).