Engines of the year: Germans rule!

International engine of the year: the BMW 123d.

The International Engine of the Year Awards were announced a bit late this year. They’re usually late in spring, but they were given in early summer this year. But that’s about the only change from last year. As always, german manufacturers pocketed most awards. 9 out of 12. 4 went to BMW, who is the absolute leader, 3 to Volkswagen-Audi, and finally Mercedes got 2.

Results are as follow, and shown on the left is the engine bay of a BMW 123d, with its 204-hp 2-liter twin-turbo diesel. A very impressive unit that sadly, only european drivers can enjoy.

  • International Engine of the Year:
  • Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger.

  • Best New Engine of the Year:
  • Fiat 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo.

  • Green Engine of the Year:
  • Toyota 1.8-litre Hybrid.

  • Best Performance Engine:
  • Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre.

  • Sub 1-litre:
  • Toyota 1-litre.

  • 1-litre to 1.4-litre:
  • Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger.

  • 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre:
  • BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo.

  • 1.8-litre to 2-litre:
  • BMW 2-litre twin-turbo diesel.

  • 2-litre to 2.5-litre:
  • Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo.

  • 2.5-litre to 3-litre:
  • BMW 3-litre DI Twin-Turbo.

  • 3-litre to 4-litre:
  • BMW 4-litre V8.

  • Above 4-litre:
  • Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre.