BMW’s 3-liter twin turbo (earlier post) was named International Engine of the Year 2007 at the ninth annual International Engine of the Year Awards at Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany. BMW won two other category awards for its 2.5-liter inline six and 5-liter V10, in addition to having the twin turbo named Best New Engine.
The 62 automotive journalists from 30 countries who served as judges also named Volkswagen’s 1.4-liter turbocharged and supercharged TSI unit (earlier post) as best in the 1-liter to 1.4-liter class, with its larger sibling, the 2-liter turbo developed by Audi and applied in the Golf GTi and Audi A3, topping the 1.8-liter to 2-liter category.
Toyota meanwhile saw its 1.5-liter hybrid that powers the Prius named Best Fuel Economy engine and its 1-liter 3-cylinder from the Aygo and Yaris take the honors in the Sub 1-liter category. (Earlier post.)
|International Engine of the Year Awards 2007: Winners|
|Best New Engine of 2007||BMW 3-liter Twin-Turbo (335i)|
|Best Fuel Economy||Toyota 1.5-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius)|
|Best Performance Engine||BMW 5-liter V10 (M5, M6)|
|Sub 1-liter||Toyota 1-liter (Aygo, Yaris, Peugeot 107, Citroën C1)|
|1-liter to 1.4-liter||Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger (Golf, Touran, Jetta)|
|1.4-liter to 1.8-liter||BMW-PSA 1.6-liter Turbo (MINI, Peugeot 207)|
|1.8-liter to 2-liter||Volkswagen 2-liter Turbo (Golf, Audi A3, A6, SEAT Leon, Skoda Octavia)|
|2-liter to 2.5-liter||BMW 2.5-liter (325, 525, X3, Z4)|
|2.5-liter to 3-liter||BMW 3-liter Twin-Turbo (335i)|
|3-liter to 4-liter||Porsche 3.6-liter Turbo (911)|
|Above 4-liter||BMW 5-liter V10 (M5, M6)|
|International Engine of the Year 2007||BMW 3-liter Twin-Turbo (335i)|