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And the International Engine of the Year Award goes to...

And the International Engine of the Year Award goes to...  
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on 06/21/2009



Volkswagen's 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger gasoline engine was named the grand winner at the 2009 International Engine of the Year awards ending bmw’s four-year streak.


This engine is offered across much of the VW model range, including the Golf, Scirocco and Eos, and is used to power the Seat Ibiza Cupra. The turbocharged and supercharged Volkswagen 1.4 tsi also won the 1-litre to 1.4-litre category and was voted Green Engine of the Year, pounding both Toyota’s and Honda’s new electric-hybrid powerplants.

BMW might have lost at the top but it still managed to clinch 3 Awards with its mighty ‘M Power’ 4-litre V8 topping the 3-litre to 4-litre category and its 3-litre DI Twin Turbo judged to be the best 2.5-litre to 3-litre engine and along with the PSA Citroen-Peugeot group, it topped the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category with their 1.6-liter Turbo engine.

Mercedes-Benz also took home three category wins. Its 2.1-litre diesel won the 2-litre to 2.5-litre category and its powerhouse, AMG-developed, 6.2-litre V8 won the above 4-litre category, and the same unit won the Performance Engine of the Year award.

Toyota won the Sub 1-litre category with its 998cc, three-cylinder engine; Audi was rewarded for its 2-litre, four-cylinder TFSI engine in the 1.8-litre to 2-litre category; and Porsche’s 3.8-litre flat-six was voted New Engine of the Year.

The 11th annual International Engine of the Year Award ceremony took place at Engine Expo 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany on 17 June. The event saw a total of 12 Awards given to those manufacturers who have been judged to have achieved excellence in their powertrain engineering. The Awards were judged by 65 motoring journalists from 32 countries across four continents. This event is one of the annual highlights of the automotive industry calendar.

International Engine of the Year Awards 2009 Winners

-Best New Engine of 2009

Porsche 3.8-litre flat-six (911)

-Green Engine of the Year

Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta)

-Performance Engine of the Year

Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML)

-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, Eos, Scirocco, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta, Seat Ibiza Cupra)

-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

Audi 2-litre TFSI (A4, A5, Q5, VW Scirocco, Golf GTi)

-2-litre to 2.5-litre

Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre (BlueEffieciency C-Class, BlueEffieciency E-Class)

-2.5-litre to 3-litre

BMW 3-litre DI Twin-Turbo (135, 335, X6, Z4, 730)

-3-litre to 4-litre

BMW 4-litre V8 (M3)

-Above 4-litre

Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML)



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