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 InternationalEngine of the Year competition recently, besting such rivals as the Porscheturbocharged 3.6L engine that powers the
911 Turbo.It was the second consecutive year that the BMW engine took home top honors,according to www.edmunds.com.
Thejudges noted that the BMW unit was “one of seven engines to triumph in the 2008awards that use turbocharging to achieve high power output fromsmaller-displacement engines that use less fuel and produce less CO2.”
The BMW2.0L diesel twin-turbo engine, which delivers 204 horsepower, was named BestNew Engine of the Year. The co-engineered BMW-PSA 1.6L turbo engine that churnsout 175 hp won the 1.4L to 1.8L category. BMW also won honors in the 3.0- to 4.0-literand 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 theyear is the Porsche 3.6L turbo.
Theawards are judged by 65 automotive journalists from 32 countries.