International Engine Of The Year Awards 2008

Posted by: Kenny Chan onMay 8th, 2008

Alpine White BMW 335i Coupe

The winners of this years International Engine of The Year Awards have been announced and to no ones surprise, BMW has dominated and taken the top prize again with the same engine that won for 2007.

International Engine of The Year
BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo (135, 335, X6)

Best New Engine of The Year
BMW Diesel 2-litre Twin Turbo (123d)

Green Engine of The Year
Toyota Hybrid 1.5-litre (Prius)

Best Performance Engine
Porsche 3.6-litre Turbo (911 Turbo, GT2)

Sub 1L
Toyota 1-litre 3-cylinder (Aygo,Yaris/Echo/Vitz, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, Subaru Justy)

1.0L – 1.4L
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta (140/170bhp))

1.4L – 1.8L
BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo (MINI Cooper S, Clubman, Peugeot 207, 308)

1.8L – 2.0L
Volkswagen/Audi 2-litre Turbo FSI (A3, A4 Cabrio, A6, TT, Eos, Jetta, Golf GTi, Škoda Octavia, Seat Altea, Leon)

2.0L – 2.5L
Subaru 2.5-litre flat four Turbo (Forester, Impreza)

2.5L – 3.0L
BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo (135, 335, X6)

3.0L – 4.0L
BMW 4-litre V8 (M3)

BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)

For a complete write up on each of the categories, click here.

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  1. diamondedge says:

    Wow, the GT-R motor didn’t get much love this year.


  2. No wonder why this was chosen as the International Engine of the year!

  3. Engineering is the foundation of every great engine. Germans pride themselves on engineering, so it is no surprise that 9 out of 12 of the awards were handed to engines engineered by Germans. Wow. I was somewhat surprised to not see any of the AMG engines make the list.


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