BMW 3.0L Twin-Turbo Dominates 2008 International Engine of the Year Competition
STUTTGART, GERMANY – BMW’s 3.0L twin-turbo engine won the top prize in the 2008 International
Engine of the Year competition recently, besting such rivals as the Porsche
turbocharged 3.6L engine that powers the
It was the second consecutive year that the BMW engine took home top honors,
according to www.edmunds.com.
judges noted that the 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.”
2.0L diesel twin-turbo engine, which delivers 204 horsepower, was named Best
New Engine of the Year. The co-engineered BMW-PSA 1.6L turbo engine that churns
out 175 hp won the 1.4L to 1.8L category. BMW also won honors in the 3.0- to 4.0-liter
and above 4-liter categories.
The Toyota 1.5L with Hybrid Synergy Drive that powers the Prius was recognized as Green Engine of the Year. The best performance engine of the
year is the Porsche 3.6L turbo.
awards are judged by 65 automotive journalists from 32 countries.