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International Engine of the Year – Volkswagen Group is the big winner

VW W12 Engine at International Engine of the Year – Volkswagen Group is the big winner

German brands have dominated this year’s “International Engine of the Year ‘, which distinguishes the best engines of the year.

The Volkswagen group won four classes, including the one that rewards the best of new engines released last year (Best New Engine of the Year) with the new flat-six cylinders and 3.8 litres by Porsche.

The 1.4 TSI engine that fitted models like the Volkswagen Golf, Scirocco, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza and Leon, among many others, was voted “Best Green Engine”, because of the economy and low emissions; it also won the best engine between 1 and 1.4 litres.

For the sixth consecutive year, the 2.0 TFSI won the category up to two litres.

BMW won three prizes, the first of which is shared with PSA (Peugeot-Citroën), through 1.6 Turbo used on the Mini Cooper S Clubman but also in the Peugeot 207 and 308.

The constructor from Stuttgart also won the categories reserved for engines from 2.5 to 3 litres with the biturbo engine with 3 litres of petrol (135i and 335i), and the category from 3 to 4 litres with the 4 litre V8 M3.

Mercedes equalled his rival also winning three awards, two of them obtained through the powerful V8 AMG 6.2 litres through the third on the 2.1 diesel (220 CDi, 250 CDi) ranges used in Classes E and C BlueEfficiency.

The list of winners of the 12th edition of the International Engine of the Year Awards:

Best New Engine of the Year:

  1. Porsche 3.8 flat six DI (911)
  2. BMW diesel 3 litres (330d, 730d, 530d, X3, X5)
  3. BMW 4.4-litres DI Turbo (750i, X6)
  4. Jaguar 5-litres V8 Supercharged (XF, XK)
  5. Mercedes-Benz diesel 2.1-litres (BlueEfficiency C-Class, BlueEfficiency E-Class)
  6. Audi 2-litres four-cylinder TFSI (Audi A4, A5, Q7, VW Scirocco, Golf GTI)

Green Engine of the Year:

  1. Volkswagen 1.4 TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Golf Variant, Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra)
  2. Honda Hybrid 1.3-litres (Insight Civic)
  3. BMW Diesel 2-litres Twin Turbo (123d)
  4. BMW Diesel 3-litres Twin Turbo (335d, 535d, 635d, X3, X5, X6)
  5. Mercedes Diesel 2.1-litres (BlueEfficiency E-Class, BlueEfficiency C-Class)
  6. Ford Hybrid 2.5-litres (Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan)

Best Performance Engine:

  1. Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litres (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML)
  2. BMW 5-litres V10 (M5, M6)
  3. Jaguar 5-litres V8 Supercharged (XF, XK)
  4. Porsche 3.8-litres flat six (GT3)
  5. BMW 4-litres V8 (M3)
  6. Ferrari 6-litres V12 (599 GTB)

Between 1 litre and 1.4 litre:

  1. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf, Golf Variant, Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra)
  2. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Turbo (Golf, Golf Plus, Golf Variant, Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Passat, Skoda Octavia, Audi A3, Seat Leon, Altea, Škoda Superb)
  3. Fiat 1.4-litres Turbo (Fiat Abarth 500, Abarth Grande Punto, Linea, Bravo, Lancia Delta, Alfa Romeo Mito)
  4. Honda Hybrid 1.3-litres (Insight, Civic)
  5. BMW-PSA 1.4-litres stop/start (Mini One, One Clubman)
  6. Fiat-GM Diesel 1.3-litres (Ford Ka, Fiat 500, Panda, Grande Punto, Qubo, Linea, Doblo. Musa, Lancia Ypsilon, Opel Agila/Suzuki Splash, Opel Meriva, Tigra, Combo, Corsa, Astra, Suzuki Ignis)

Between 1,4 litres an 1.8 litres:

  1. BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo (Mini Cooper S, Clubman, Peugeot 207, 308)
  2. Toyota Hybrid 1.8-litre (Prius)
  3. Audi 1.8-litre TFSI (Audi A4, A3, A5, TT, Seat León, Altea, Toledo, Skoda Octavia, Superb, VW Passat)
  4. Mercedes-Benz 1.8-litre turbo (BlueEfficiency E-Class)
  5. Opel 1.6-litre turbo (Corsa, Astra, Insignia)
  6. Fiat Diesel 1.6-litre JTD (Alfa Romeo Mito, Fiat Bravo, Lancia Delta)

Between 1,8 litres and 2 litres:

  1. Audi 2-litres TFSI (Audi A4, A5, Q5, VW Scirocco, Golf GTI)
  2. BMW Diesel 2-litres Twin Turbo (123d)
  3. Audi 2-litres four-cylinder TFSI (Audi A6, A3, TT, VW Tiguan, Eos, Jetta, Tiguan, Škoda Octavia, Seat Altea, León, Exeo)
  4. Mercedes-Benz 1.8-litres BlueEfficiency (E-Class)
  5. Honda 2-litres four-cylinder (S2000)
  6. Subaru Diesel 2-litres (Impreza, Outlook, Forester)

Between 2 litres and 2,5 litres:

  1. Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litres (BlueEfficiency E-Class, BlueEfficiency C-Class)
  2. Audi 2.5-litres five-cylinder Turbo (Audi TT RS)
  3. Subaru 2.5-litres flat-four Turbo (Forester, Impreza, Legacy)
  4. Peugeot-Citroën-Ford Diesel 2.2-litres (Citroën C5, C6, C8, Peugeot 407, 607, 807, Citroën C-Crosser, Land Rover Freelander, Mitsubishi Outlander, Peugeot 4007, Ford Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy, Jaguar X-Type)
  5. BMW 2.5-litres DI six-cylinder (Z4)
  6. Honda 2.4-litres four-cylinder (Element, CR-V, Edix, Elysion, Odyssey, Accord/Acura TSX, Accord USA)

Between 2,5 litres and 3 litres:

  1. BMW 3-litres DI Twin Turbo (135, 335, X6, Z4, 730)
  2. BMW Diesel 3-litres Twin Turbo (335d, 535d, 635d, X3, X5, X6)
  3. Audi 3-litres DI Supercharged (S4)
  4. Porsche 2.9-litres flat-six DI (Boxster, Cayman)
  5. Audi/VW Diesel 3-litres V6 (A4, A5, A6, A6 allroad, A8, Q7, VW Touareg, Phaeton, Porsche Cayenne)
  6. Jaguar/Ford/PSA Diesel 3-litres (XF)

Between 3 litres and 4 litres:

  1. BMW 4-litres V8 (M3)
  2. Porsche 3.8-litres flat six DI (911)
  3. Porsche 3.8-litres flat six (GT3)
  4. Nissan 3.8-litres Twin Turbo (GT-R)
  5. Porsche 3.4-litres flat-six (Boxster, Cayman S)
  6. Toyota Hybrid 3.5-litres V6 (Lexus GS450h, RX, Toyota Crown)

Above 4 litres:

  1. Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litres (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML)
  2. BMW 5-litres V10 (M5, M6)
  3. Jaguar 5-litres V8 Supercharged (XF, XK)
  4. BMW 4.4-litres DI Turbo (750i, X6)
  5. Cadillac 6.2-litres V8 Supercharged (CTS-V)
  6. Lexus Hybrid 5-litres V8 (LS600h)
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