Best engines in the world announced14 June 2012
The results of the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards have been announced, with Ford's 999cc three-cylinder turbo engine declared the overall winner.
The Ford engine was also victorious in both the 'Best New Engine' and the 'Sub 1-liter' categories".
However, despite the Ford engine's eco credentials, it was GM's 'Range Extender', the 1.4-liter internal combustion engine that sits within the Chevrolet Volt, that proved victorious in the Green Engine award.
In the last of the non-capacity specific classes, Ferrari once again reigned victorious with its 570bhp, 4.5-litre V8 engine as featured in the 458 Italia.
As far as the remaining capacity award categories were concerned, German engineering was completely dominant. BMW bagged four category wins, including the '3-litre to 4-litre' category for its 4-litre V8 found in the M3; the '2.5-litre to 3-litre' category for its 3-liter bi-turbo six-cylinder gasoline engine, found in the 1 Series M coupe, 335is and Z4 35is; the '1.8-litre to 2-litre' category for its 2-litre twin turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine found across its range; and in the '1.4-litre to 1.8-litre' category for its 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine co-developed with PSA Peugeot Citroën, which was the co-recipient of the same Award.
Not to be outdone, the VW/Audi group didn't leave the Awards ceremony empty-handed. Audi scooped the 2-liter to 2.5-liter category for its 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine found in the Audi TT RS and RS3 Sportback, while Volkswagen's much-admired 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger engine, once again defended its crown in the '1-litre to 1.4-litre' category.
BMW (UK) Ltd
Ford Motor Co Ltd
Volkswagen Audi Group UK Ltd
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