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BMW Bags World Engine of The Year Award

bmwlogo1Yes we know BMW make great engines, they have been driving that point home every year for the past three years. This year as before, the Munich based auto-maker took the honour six times in what some believe to be a one-sided contest skewed in favor of BMW

Among the six honours that BMW secured is the coveted International Engine of the Year award. This category was won by the 3 liter twin-turbo (135i) for the second time in a row beating Volkswagen Group’s 1.4 TSI powerplant by almost a 100 points.

The awards are presided over by a panel of 65 international motoring journalists from 32 countries across the world.


Here’s the list of the 2008 winners:

International Engine of the Year 2008
BMW 3 liter Twin-Turbo (135i, 335i, X6)

Best New Engine of 2008
BMW 2 liter Diesel Twin-Turbo (123D)

Green Engine of the Year
Toyota 1.5 liter Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius)

Best Performance Engine
Porsche 3.6 liter Turbo (911 Turbo, 911 GT2)

20070704-2008-bmw-135iSub 1 liter
Toyota 1 liter (Aygo, Yaris, Peugeot 107, Citroën C1, Subaru Justy)

1 liter to 1.4-litre
Volkswagen 1.4 liter TSI Twincharger (Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta)

1.4-liter to 1.8-liter
BMW-PSA 1.6-liter Turbo (MINI Cooper S, Clubman, Peugeot 207, 308)

1.8-liter to 2-liter
Volkswagen/Audi 2-litre Turbo (A3, A4 Cabrio, A6, TT, Eos, Jetta, Golf GTi, Altea, Leon, Skoda Octavia)

2-liter to 2.5-liter
Subaru 2.5-litre Turbo (Forester, Impreza, Outback, Legacy)

2.5-liter to 3-liter
BMW 3-litre Twin-Turbo (135i, 335i, X6)

3-liter to 4-liter
BMW 4-litre V8 (M3)

Above 4-liter
BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)

Other prominent auto-makers like Ferrari, General Motors, Ford and Mercedes-Benz (and AMG) should take note if they want to continue pleasing people and maintaining their market share, its simple really, just ride in a BMW.

  • J
  • May 9, 2008
bias to europe company, why VR38DETT from nissan win nothing?
  • I
  • May 11, 2008
yeah man
  • N
  • Aug 18, 2008
yeah... why?? best engine such as type-R or vvti toyota not even in the list???????
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