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BMW 3.0L twin-turbo awarded 2008 engine of the year

By Yoann Besnard on 8 May 2008 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

Overall_pg BMW has once again won the prestigious title of ‘International Engine of the Year 2008 for one of its engines, the  3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol unit.

The powerful BMW unit was one of seven engines to triumph in the 2008 Awards that use turbocharging to achieve high power output from smaller displacement engines that use less fuel and produce less CO2. The 300bhp powertrain is found in many models from the 1-Series to the X6.BMW also wins ‘Best New Engine of the Year’ with its 2-litre Diesel Twin-Turbo unit and the ‘1.4-litre to 1.8-litre’ category with the co-engineered BMW-PSA 1.6-litre turbocharged engine.

Peter Langen, BMW’s director of powertrain who also witnessed his engines top the 3- to 4-litre and Above 4-litre categories, commented: “BMW rightly views these awards as the highest industry recognition of its outstanding achievements in engine technology and manufacturing. It is an honour for our 3-litre twin- turbo engine to have secured the highest accolade for the second year running, and we are truly delighted that so many of our other engines have been judged as class-leading.”

The Awards, which are judged by 65 motoring journalists from 32 countries from four continents, also rewarded a variety of other manufacturers for engine excellence across a number of different categories. The Volkswagen/Audi Group, Toyota, Porsche and Subaru were all worthy category winners.

International Engine of the Year Awards 2008: Winners

Best New Engine of 2008    
BMW 2-litre Diesel Twin-Turbo (123d)   

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

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

Sub 1-litre

Toyota 1-litre (Aygo, Yaris, Peugeot 107, Citroën C1, Subaru Justy)                                    
1-litre to 1.4-litre      
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta)

1.4-litre to 1.8-litre

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

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

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

2.5-litre to 3-litre

BMW 3-litre Twin-Turbo (135, 335, X6)

3-litre to 4-litre

BMW 4-litre V8 (M3)                                                                                              

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


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