Tony Robinson

Awards founder and CEO of UKIP Media & Events

Graham Johnson

Awards co-chairman and managing director of UKIP Media & Events

DEAN SLAVNICH

Awards co-chairman and editor of Engine Technology International magazine

Welcome to the 14th International Engine of the Year Awards. This year’s awards are the biggest yet, with the jury panel featuring 76 of the world’s most respected motoring journalists from 35 countries, bringing with them a wealth of experience and knowledge of today’s advanced passenger car, SUV and MPV engines. New members on this year’s jury include Renuka Kirpalani, a muchrespected journalist in India who features on the Autocar Show on Bloomberg TV; Tarcisio Dias de Araújo, who runs the very popular Mecânica Online website in Brazil; and Nicol Louw, the new technical editor of Car (South Africa). The winning engines for 2012 boasted not only high-end performance, but also cutting-edge powertrain subsystems that reduce emissions and substantially improve fuel economy. Judges from around the globe particularly favoured supercharging and turbocharging technologies along with direct injection, although there were notable naturally aspirated winners as well. As with previous years, engines with small displacements proved to be

popular, highlighting the need for car makers to embrace downsizing. At the other end of the engine size spectrum, one of the highlights this year came in the Performance Engine category, where new developments from BMW M, McLaren and Porsche went head-to-head with last year’s winner, the stunning 4.5-litre V8 in the Ferrari 458. Equally intriguing was the race to secure both the Green Engine and the New Engine accolades, with the next generation of IC engines battling against some exciting new electric designs, such as the range-extender setup from General Motors in the Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, and the Hybrid4 diesel hybrid innovation from PSA Peugeot Citroën. The race to be crowned the overall International Engine of the Year Award was also fiercely contested. In the end, it came down two diminutive engines – but did this include last year’s all-conquering winner, the Fiat TwinAir two-cylinder? The winning powertrain not only boasts innovation, it also has been designed to replace a much larger powertrain. Turn the pages to discover the best engines of 2012…

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Argentina

Australia

Argentina

Australia

Austria
Bill McKinnon Horst Bauer

Carlos Angio

Pablo Jorge Gualtieri

John Carey

Age: 71 Years in motoring journalism: 22 Outlets: MegaAutos, MegaNews

Age: 63 Years in motoring journalism: 42 Outlets: El Repuesto, Parabrisas

Age: 54 Years in motoring journalism: 27 Outlets: Wheels, Qantas in-flight magazine, Motor Trend Online (USA) 

Age: 53 Years in motoring journalism: 29 Outlets: TopGear Australia, The Australian, Australian New Car Buyer

Age: 53 Years in motoring journalism: 25 Outlet: Kurier

Brazil

Canada

Canada

Belgium

Etienne Visart de Bocarmé

Tarcisio Dias de Araújo

David Booth

Jim Kenzie

Canada
Marc Lachapelle

Age: 62 Years in motoring journalism: 34 Outlet: RoadBook Magazine

Age: 35 Years in motoring journalism: 11 Outlet: Mecânica Online

Age: 54 Years in motoring journalism: 31 Outlets: Autovision, National Post  

Age: 67 Years in motoring journalism: 40 Outlets: Motoring on TSN TV, Toronto Star  

Age: 58 Years in motoring journalism: 31 Outlet: MSN Autos (USA)

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South China Morning Post. MSN Autos (Canada). Auto Power Age: 36 Years in motoring journalism: 9 Outlet: Automotive Weekly Age: 41 Years in motoring journalism: 18 Outlets: Automobile. The Peak. L'Automobile Magazine. G. Toronto Globe & Mail   Age: 44 Years in motoring journalism: 13 Outlets: Auto Motor and Sport. Science & Vie International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 3 .Judges China China China Czech Republic Gary Tsang Tomas Hyan Canada Richard russell Xia Dong Kun Wang Age: 66 Years in motoring journalism: 35 Outlets: Carguide. Middle East Auto News Agency Age: 46 Years in motoring journalism: 15 Outlet: L'Automobile Magazine   Age: 53 Years in motoring journalism: 30 Outlet: Le Figaro Age: 76 Years in motoring journalism: 42 Outlet: Le Journal de L'Automobile Age: 39 Years in motoring journalism: 17 Outlets: Le Figaro. Auto Arabia. Tatler (Hong Kong) Age: 60 Years in motoring journalism: 44 Outlet: Automobil Revue France France Mohamed Sheta Christophe Congrega Thierry Etienne France Benoît Pérot France Yves Maroselli Egypt Age: 37 Years in motoring journalism: 17 Outlets: Al-Masry Al-Youm Newspaper.

Welt am Sonntag Age: 43 Years in motoring journalism: 17 Outlet: 4Wheels India Hungary India Gábor Szécsényi Hormazd Sorabjee Renuka Kirpalani Ireland Padraic Deane Italy lorenzo facchinetti Age: 38 Years in motoring journalism: 14 Outlets: Az Auto. Welt am Sonntag   Age: 60 Years in motoring journalism: 37 Outlets: Auto Bild. Luxusauto. Tempo radio Age: 46 Years in motoring journalism: 25 Outlets: Autocar India. Car Age: 62 Years in motoring journalism: 37 Outlet: Ganske Publishing   Age: 60 Years in motoring journalism: 24 Outlets: Autobild. Focus. Retro Mobil. CNBC Television Age: 44 Years in motoring journalism: 8 Outlet: The Autocar Show (Bloomberg TV India) Age: 54 Years in motoring journalism: 21 Outlet: Motorshow Age: 40 Years in motoring journalism: 18 Outlet: Auto 4 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . Car and Driver (USA). Automobile.Germany Germany Germany Germany Thomas Imhof Georg Kacher Jürgen Lewandowski Jürgen Zöllter Greece Nikos kounitis Age: 54 Years in motoring journalism: 31 Outlets: MOT.

Judges Japan Italy Italy Japan Japan Goro Okazaki jack yamaguchi Marco Marelli Massimo Nascimbene Yasuhiko Kawamura Age: 42 Years in motoring journalism: 21 Outlets: Auto & Fuoristrada. Gente Motori Age: 59 Years in motoring journalism: 28 Outlet: La Repubblica Age: 52 Years in motoring journalism: 27 Outlets: Car and Driver (Japan). Rodney Times International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 5 . Motor Fan Illustrated. Motor Magazine Age: 45 Years in motoring journalism: 23 Outlets: Car and Driver (Japan). La Cochera TV. Autokompas. Autoestereo Radio Age: 37 Years in motoring journalism: 15 Outlet: De Telegraaf/ Autovisie Netherlands Age: 38 Years in motoring journalism: 12 Outlets: Carros. Car Graphic Age: 77 Years in motoring journalism: 52 Outlets: Automotive Engineering International. Age: 66 Years in motoring journalism: 38 Outlets: The Coaster. Motor Magazine Mexico Netherlands Mexico Jack Rogelio Yamaguchi Rivera-Nava Sergio Oliveira Sjoerd van Bilsen Natan Tazelaar New Zealand Brian Cowan Age: 43 Years in motoring journalism: 11 Outlet: Car and Driver (Mexico) Age: 51 Years in motoring journalism: 16 Outlets: El Informador. CarView. Autovisie.

Mundo Automovel TV   Portugal Age: 68 Years in motoring journalism: 47 Outlets: ACP Magazine. Billionaire. Calibre. Turbo Age: 49 Years in motoring journalism: 23 Outlets: 4x4 Crossover Lifestyle magazine. Marca. Autosport. Car (Romania) Russia Slovenia South Africa Leonid Golovanov Age: 44 Years in motoring journalism: 17 Outlet: Autoreview Age: 53 Mikhail Podorozhansky Tomaz Porekar Jake Venter South Africa Francois Rabe Russia Age: 62 Years in motoring journalism: 32 Outlet: Avto magazin Age: 77 Years in motoring journalism: 17 Outlets: Car. Wiel Age: 45 Years in motoring journalism: 18 Outlet: Wiel Years in motoring journalism: 25 Outlet: Autoreview 6 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . Wheel2Wheel Age: 44 Years in motoring journalism: 12 Outlet: Oponeo online Age: 44 Years in motoring journalism: 23 Outlets: Auto Foco.Poland Philippines Carl Cunanan Robert Bielecki Joaquim Oliveira José Vieira Romania Dan Vardie Portugal Age: 49 Years in motoring journalism: 11 Outlets: C!.

Judges Spain Spain South Korea South Africa Sweden arturo de de Andrés andrÉs Arturo Rolf Gildenlow Nicol Louw Charley Chae Alvaro Sauras Alonso Age: 33 Years in motoring journalism: 1 Outlet: Car Age: 54 Years in motoring journalism: 26 Outlets: Auto Express. Motor Trend. Auto Italia. Evo. Global Autonews Age: 32 Years in motoring journalism: 10 Outlet: Autofácil – Car&Tecno Age: 72 Years in motoring journalism: 50 Outlet: Automóvil Age: 66 Years in motoring journalism: 35 Outlet: TT Thailand Ukraine Turkey Turkey Richard Kajornsak Leu Volkan Demirkusak Halit Bolkan Oleg Vasylevskyi UK John Simister Age: 43 Years in motoring journalism: 22 Outlet: Bangkok Post Age: 28 Years in motoring journalism: 7 Outlet: Otohaber Age: 42 Years in motoring journalism: 18 Outlet: Auto Motor & Sport Age: 41 Years in motoring journalism: 17 Outlet: Auto Bild Age: 57 Years in motoring journalism: 28 Outlets: Auto Express. co-chairman of the Awards Age: 48 Years in motoring journalism: 23 Outlets: Car Graphic. co-chairman of the Awards Age: 62 Years in motoring journalism: 26 Outlet: Popular Mechanics Age: 45 Years in motoring journalism: 23 Outlets: Automotive Engineering International. Popular Science. The Independent on Sunday UK UK UK USA Dean slavnich Paul Horrell Graham Johnson Mike Allen USA Dan Carney Age: 32 Years in motoring journalism: 11 Outlet: Engine Technology International (editor). The New York Times. Sports Car International International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 7 . Top Gear Age: 38 Years in motoring journalism: 18 Outlet: UKIP Media & Events Ltd (managing director). The Daily Telegraph.

Car and Driver. Wheels 8 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . The New York Times Age: 70 Years in motoring journalism: 40 Outlets: automedia. Old Cars Weekly   Age: 40 Years in motoring journalism: 18 Outlet: Road & Track   Age: 36 Years in motoring journalism: 6 Outlet: Automobile Magazine Age: 49 Years in motoring journalism: 21 Outlet: Motor Trend   International International Dennis Simanaitis Chris Walton Matt Davis Peter Lyon International Peter Nunn USA USA Age: 69 Years in motoring journalism: 37 Outlet: Road & Track Age: 47 Years in motoring journalism: 18 Outlet: Edmunds. Auto Express. Men's Journal. Automobile. Edmunds.com Age: 49 Years in motoring journalism: 16 Outlets: Auto Express. Gente Motori. Auto Bild. Automobile. Playboy.com Age: 56 Years in motoring journalism: 34 Outlets: Auto Motor und Sport. Genroq. MPH. Best Car.com. Motive. Motor Magazine (Australia). Car Graphic. Wheels   International MICHAEL TAYLOR International Peter Robinson Age: 43 Years in motoring journalism: 21 Outlet: AutoCar worldwide. AutoWeek.Judges USA USA USA USA USA jason cammisa Frank Markus Jason Eddie Alterman Cammisa Ken Gross Patrick Hong Age: 40 Years in motoring journalism: 21 Outlets: Car and Driver. Car. Engine Technology International Age: 51 Years in motoring journalism: 24 Outlets: The Age. AutoWeek (USA) Age: 68 Years in motoring journalism: 50 Outlets: Autocar. GQ.

International Engine of the Year 2012: The winners of the eight capacity classes and the Green Engine of the Year are shortlisted for the overall International Engine of the Year Award.4-litre to 1. n All performance and fuel economy figures referenced in this journal are manufacturers’ data and are based on EU Cycles (except where indicated).5-litre n 2.5-litre to 3-litre n 3-litre to 4-litre n Above 4-litre Green Engine of the Year: To qualify for inclusion in this category.8-litre n 1. an engine must have been housed in a passenger car that was on sale in more than one country as of June 2012. Full results are available upon request by emailing dean. an engine must have been housed in a passenger car that was on sale in more than one country as of June 2012. have been designed with fuel economy as a priority. and have been designed specifically for a performanceorientated car. or be installed in a vehicle created for sporting fun. and employ intelligent technologies and engine subsystems to reduce all types of emissions. an engine must have been housed in a passenger car that was on sale in more than one country as of June 2012.4-litre n 1. performance. including particulate matter and NOx. n Only the results of the top six engines in each category have been listed. Best New Engine: To qualify for inclusion in this category. A maximum of 15 points could be allocated to an engine. the panelists judged each shortlisted engine using their subjective driving impressions and technical knowledge.slavnich@ukipme.Rules & scoring Rules Capacity classes: To qualify for inclusion in the class categories listed below. an engine must have been launched after May 2011 and be housed in a passenger car that was on sale in more than one country as of June 2012. taking into account characteristics such as fuel economy.8-litre to 2-litre n 2-litre to 2.com International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 9 . The jurors each had 25 points to award to their five favourite engines in each category. and the minimum was 1 point. Best Performance Engine: To qualify for inclusion in this category. An engine could not be tied for the top spot. smoothness. noise and driveability. Sub 1-litre n 1-litre to 1. Scoring In every category.

driveability. it's clever. and the effect that its light weight nature has on the rest of the car. freelance journalist 1.1 New Engine “The petrol engine is fighting back for fuel efficiency.4-litre to 1. and fun. freelance journalist New Engine 2 Green Engine “Combining pure electric efficiency with petrol versatility and convenience means that this is a leading solution" Bill McKinnon. freelance journalist Performance Engine 4 Sub 1-litre “A delight to drive because of its refinement and torque.8-litre “An engine of this size for the mass market has never been so tough. not just in the test cycle” Paul Horrell.4-litre 6 1. and the sound of a typical V8 that this brand is famed for – this engine has it all and more!" Yves Maroselli. it's neat. combining plenty of power with clever fuel-saving technology" Jürgen Zöllter. freelance journalist Sub 1-litre 5 1-litre to 1. Long may it rule" Matt Davis. and this tiny three-cylinder shows how to do it. and it's a delight to drive" John Simister. freelance journalist 1-litre to 1.4-litre “Still the most clever powertrain in the small-car segment. freelance journalist Green engine 3 Performance Engine “High specific torque and power output. This engine embodies clever measures to ensure it’s economical in the real world at high load. It's light.4-litre to 1. flexible.8-litre 10 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 .

5-litre to 3-litre 11 Above 4-litre “There’s just no topping the wail of a flat-plane V8 from this supercar maker. Auto 2-litre to 2. and brutally powerful. Wiel 8 2-litre to 2. no other car maker has managed to create an engine that can match this winner in terms of efficiency. funky. but this particular company has done an exemplary job of pushing the technology to the mainstream" Francois Rabe. Car (South Africa) 2.Categories 7 1. power. Automobile Magazine 1.5-litre to 3-litre “In this category class. driving pleasure. Motor Trend 3-litre to 4-litre Above 4-litre International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 11 .5-litre “Quirky. and technical sophistication" Lorenzo Facchinetti. and extracting 124hp/litre from a naturally aspirated engine is a borderline techno-miracle” Frank Markus. High specific power and a free revving nature continue to make this engine stand out from the crowd" Nicol Louw.5-litre 10 3-litre to 4-litre "Maybe the last generation of naturally aspirated power for cars such as this one.8-litre to 2-litre 9 2. this is an engine that stands out from a crowd of boring conformists" Jason Cammisa.8-litre to 2-litre “There is no doubt that downsizing and adding turbo boost is the way of the future.

Such is its innovative design.4-litre twin turbo V8 (BMW M5.500rpm. Same power as the naturally aspirated 1. M550d xDrive touring) 154 3. the three-cylinder. surprisingly refined.” On the road. and the McLaren 3. and much punchier to drive” John Simister. M6 Coupé. an international freelance journalist based in Germany. Mazda 2. which combines turbocharging.300 to 4.8-litre V8 (McLaren MP4-12C) 112 12 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . and a lot of fun. BMW 3-litre twin-power turbo diesel six-cylinder (BMW M550d xDrive sedan. Being able to generate high torque levels further supports an eco-friendly driving style and this is combined with good performance and a diesel-like torque experience. GM 1. generates 123bhp and 170Nm peak torque (200Nm with overboost). ensured a Blue Oval victory. a three-cylinder that works. Opel Ampera) 119 6. Judges from around the world have been quick to praise the 1-litre EcoBoost unit.” A single turbo helps realise 170Nm of torque The 1-litre Ecoboost was developed at dunton Ford has collected its very first engine gong baby ecoboost is ford’s smallest engine yet RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1.6-litre engine it replaces.8-litre V8 heart.2-litre skyactiv diesel (Mazda CX-5) 143 4. but without the noise and vibrations. is a new compact. BMW 4. there is currently no better example than this. and that.000rpm results in virtually no turbo lag and peak torque from 1. One of the central engineering aspects of the 1-litre EcoBoost. M6 Convertible) 139 5. all of which was not missed by Christophe Congrega of L’Automobile Magazine in France: “With good torque at the very low end. beating the likes of BMW with its 3-litre twin-power turbo diesel six-cylinder. which first finds a home in the Ford Focus. Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Ford Focus) 257 2. It’s frugal.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 114g/km. Georg Kacher.“If downsizing is the way ahead. freelance journalist Ford has finally ended its 14-year wait to collect an International Engine of the Year Award after the company’s first ever three-cylinder design easily took first place in the New Engine category.4-litre range extender (Chevrolet Volt. McLaren 3. Mazda’s 2. direct injection and twin variable cam timing to deliver high levels of performance and refinement with the fuel economy advantages of downsizing. along with a combined fuel economy figure of 56. was one of many jurors to fall for the new Ford engine: “At last. which was developed at Ford’s Dunton technical centre in the UK.2-litre Skyactiv diesel. this high-tech three-cylinder turbo gives the driving performance of a small turbo diesel. the GM range extender setup in the Volt/Ampera. the turbo offers an extremely fast response and its ability to reach nearly 250. high-performance turbocharger from Continental.

new engine Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo Ford: engine capacity number of cylinders power output bore x stroke compression ratio 999cc three 123bhp 71.9mm x 82mm 10:1 .

an all-new type of powertrain design has come to the fore to collect the prestigious Green Engine gong: the range-extender from General Motors.4-litre petrol engine/generator engages to extend the overall driving range by another 345 miles on a full charge.4-litre IC engine the first time an rev has won an engine trophy volt/Ampera benefits from a t-shaped battery RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. Then. The IC unit provides 84bhp at 4. and with no range anxiety issues to worry about as with a conventional electric car.6m-long T-shaped construction that features a glass-filled polyester structural composite with aluminium thermal radiation shield and steel. Toyota 1. volt/Ampera boasts a driving range of 380 miles GM’s range extender uses a 1.4-litre range extender (Chevrolet Volt. efficient. four valves per cylinder. Lexus CT 200h) 133 5. on the other hand. For the first 35 miles of the journey. meaning that the GM product can truly claim to be a family car. Well done to GM for leading the way” Massimo Nascimbene. Citroën DS5 HDI-Hybrid) 105 14 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . when the vehicle’s battery runs low. 508 RHX. it’s far more interesting than a diesel. continuously variable intake and exhaust cam phaser. Panda. which has won this accolade six times since 2004. features overhead camshafts. And unlike the latest breed of all-electric vehicles that drive for a maximum of 125 miles before needing to recharge. Lancia/Chrysler Ypsilon. La Repubblica The Green Engine Award has traditionally been a stronghold for hybrids and specifically Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive innovation. the range extender idea is the best way to increase electric driving power while reducing the addiction to the combustion engine. who gave the powertrain top marks. Opel Ampera) 197 2.“Currently. Auris Hybrid. “The technology is seamless.4-litre engine. Nissan electric powertrain (Nissan Leaf) 145 4. 500C. Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Ford Focus ) 159 3. Alfa Romeo Mito) 128 6. a 1. the range extender in the Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera appealed to judges with its 380-mile range. Fiat 875cc two-cylinder turbo (Fiat 500. the Volt/Ampera can drive fuel-free (and therefore no tailpipe emissions) using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16kWh lithium-ion battery. He added.” The lithium-ion battery in the Volt/ Ampera weighs just over 198kg and comes in a 1.” enthused Peter Nunn. GM 1. But this year. PSA Peugeot Citroën 2-litre diesel-hybrid (Peugeot 3008. The 1.800rpm. “The 1. On top of all that. and the two electric drive motors offer a further 149bhp and 273Nm of torque. a freelance journalist with global outlets.4-litre range extender in the Volt/Ampera remains one of the most intelligent and innovative green car solutions out there. It boasts 288 prismatic cells and a liquid active thermal control system.8-litre gasoline-hybrid (Toyota Prius.

6mm 10.5bhp 73.4-litre range-extender GM: engine capacity number of cylinders power output bore x stroke compression ratio 1.4mm x 82.398cc four 147.5:1 Additional propulsion: AC Synchronous electric motor.GREEN engine General Motors 1. lithium-ion battery pack with 288 cells .

all four of the above engines were. such effortless power means that the 458 Italia can easily sprint to 62mph (100km/h) in under 3. the powerful 4. meaning that the V8 firecracker cements its place in the history books as a truly great sports car engine. Ferrari 4. Frank Markus from Motor Trend in the USA was one of the judges backing the Prancing Horse powertrain: “There’s just no topping the wail of a flat-plane V8 from this supercar maker.8-litre V8 (McLaren MP4-12C) 147 3. at one stage of the votecounting process. and Porsche’s acclaimed 3. M6 Convertible) 127 4.“Big engines are a dying breed. BMW 4. and this contributes to it achieving a compression ratio of 12. Equipped with the traditional flatplane crankshaft.8-litre V8. BMW 3-litre twin-power turbo diesel six-cylinder (BMW M550d xDrive sedan. M6 Coupé. with the 458 V8 – had it all to do this year if it was to join the back-to-back winners club.5:1. M550d xDrive touring) 100 16 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . 458 Spider) 171 2.8-litre Boxer in the new 911. Porsche 3.4-litre twin turbo from BMW M. and this one has been constructed with the same intricacy as a Swiss mechanical wristwatch” Gábor Szécsényi.4 seconds.4 seconds RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1.4-litre twin turbo V8 (BMW M5. The only way for them to survive is to be technically excellent. It is the first Ferrari direct-injection engine to be mid-rearmounted and it boasts a very low piston compression height that’s typical of a racing engine.000rpm. but in the end the 458 heart held its nerve to snatch top spot by a mere 24 points! The result means that Ferrari now joins Mercedes-AMG and BMW M in successfully holding its Performance Engine title for two years in a row.5-litre V8 (Ferrari 458 Italia. Ferrari 6. leading the way in securing the coveted Performance Engine gong.499cc heart offers 140bhp per litre The 458 sprints to 62mph in under 3. 458 V8 boasts a low piston compression height The Ferrari V8 has recorded back-to-back wins The 4.3-litre V12 (Ferrari FF) 103 6. Last year’s winner – Ferrari. and extracting 124hp per litre from a naturally aspirated engine is a borderline techno-miracle.8-litre Boxer DI (Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S) 111 5.” The 458 V8 oozes engineering greatness. McLaren 3.000rpm and 540Nm of torque at 6. In what was one of the closest categories contested at this year’s awards. with stiff competition coming in the form of the stunning McLaren 3. the V8 delivers 562bhp at 9. Az Auto Only two other car makers in the history of the awards have successfully defended their Performance Engine Award for two consecutive years: Mercedes-AMG and BMW M. In the real world.

499cc eight 562bhp 94mm x 81mm 12.performance engine Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 Ferrari: engine capacity number of cylinders power output bore x stroke compression ratio 4.5:1 .

But this year. Fiat 875cc two-cylinder turbo (Fiat 500. which lowers the temperature of the exhaust gases and. Sounds great. it was the latter that landed the knockout blow. Mitsubishi 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Smart Fortwo. Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Ford Focus) 371 2. extraordinary claimed economy. An advanced split cooling system reduces fuel consumption by warming the engine more quickly. some very neat design features. The 999cc turbocharged Ford engine took more than four years to develop and has been benchmarked against Toyota’s three-cylinder Aygo unit. reducing the amount of energy needed for warm-up by up to 50% of that required for an aluminium block. enables the engine to run with the optimum fuel-to-air ratio across a wider rev band. freelance journalist The Sub 1-litre category has fast become one of the toughest awards to win. but is also a pleasure to drive” John Carey. SEAT Mii. Peugeot 107.000rpm. is an engine that takes efficiency to the masses. big outputs. meaning that TwinAir will not be able to defend its overall crown – only the third time such an occurrence has happened in the history of the Awards. Lancia/Chrysler Ypsilon. Škoda Citigo) 262 4. “Tiny engine. Oozing innovation. the 1-litre EcoBoost engine features a new. Freelance journalist John Simister said. Last year saw a historic victory for Fiat in this segment. Developed at Ford’s Dunton technical centre in the UK. like Fiat’s winning TwinAir turbo in 2011.“Ford’s Ecoboost 1-litre triple. Volkswagen 999cc three-cylinder (Volkswagen Up. the judges couldn’t help but praise Ford’s smallest engine to date. results in virtually no turbo lag and peak torque of 170Nm. Toyota 998cc three-cylinder (Toyota Aygo. high-performance turbocharger from Continental.” Ford takes the sub 1-litre accolade from fiat Judges have fallen in love with Ecoboost’s rasp the little blue oval unit offers 170nm of torque ecoboost took more than four years to create RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. Panda. in turn. plus its ability to reach nearly 250. with its twocylinder design ending four years of dominance by Toyota. and – unique to the 1-litre engine – cast iron has been selected for the block. Daihatsu Cuore. Sirion/Boon) 122 5. Citroën C1. The extremely fast response of the turbo. Fortwo Brabus) 64 18 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . Alfa Romeo Mito) 310 3. compact. Hyundai/Kia 998cc three-cylinder (Kia Picanto) 104 6. Yaris/Vitz. IQ. too. as global car makers fasttrack the development of downsized engines that generate fewer emissions and go further on less fuel. the competition was just too hot for the little Italian urban motor following the launch of two new three-cylinder powertrains: one from Volkswagen and the other from Ford. 500C. In the end. Other technical highlights include an exhaust manifold cast into the cylinder head.

Sub 1-litre Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo Ford: engine capacity number of cylinders power output bore x stroke compression ratio 999cc three 123bhp 71.9mm x 82mm 10:1 .

Audi A1. the VW 1. A3. Golf Cabriolet. Eos. Cupra. Passat. But power is only half the story here.4-litre VW engine delivers up to 185bhp VW Polo also benefits from the TSI powertrain the twincharger has won its class since 2006 Volkswagen’s Twincharger has continued its amazing.2-litre supercharged (Nissan Micra/March) 85 20 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. Passat CNG. Such has been its continual impact that the judges can’t help but heap yet more praise on the motor.” As a measure of its relentless and ongoing success. “The Twincharger simply combines the best of both worlds. Tiguan. and the overall International Engine of the Year Awards in both 2009 and 2010. The 1.4-litre TSI (VW Golf. Audi A1. and blessing the diminutive engine with the sort of power usually associated with a 2-litre naturally aspirated unit. Leon. GM 1. Audi A1.4-litre range-extender (Chevrolet Volt. Jetta. it has also collected the Green Engine gong in 2009.4-litre MultiAir turbo (Fiat Abarth Punto Evo. a prominent freelancer based in Germany. it rolled home 158 points clear of its smaller stablemate. Beetle. Škoda Fabia RS) 337 2. Meanwhile. Yeti) 179 3. Fiat Bravo. Altea/XL/Freetrack.5mpg on the combined cycle. Giulietta. Touran/Cross Touran. Lancia Delta) 160 4. SEAT Ibiza FR.“A brilliant wee performer that also saves fuel in all the right ways. Sharan. trophy-laden run at the International Engine of the Year Awards. freelance journalist the twincharger features in the new VW beetle The 1. Jetta. but for 2012. Fiat 1. TSI Twincharger can deliver up to 185bhp in certain applications due to the combination of petrol direct injection.2-litre TSI (VW Polo. Low-end torque is ensured at low speeds by the mechanically driven supercharger. Škoda Fabia. Its victory this year in the 1-litre to 1. which intelligently combines supercharging and turbocharging technologies in one powerful but frugal package. Alhambra. Golf. Touran/ Cross Touran. A frugal offering. has won its category class since 2006.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Polo. Golf Plus. Carl Cunanan a motoring correspondent from the Philippines added. filling the ‘hole’ in the torque at low revs. Golf. SEAT Leon. Scirocco. Superb) 95 5.4-litre class means that it’s one of the most successful engines ever to be developed. A3. Tiguan. Altea/XL/Freetrack. So much technical know-how winnowed down into a tight package” Matt Davis. Volkswagen 1. as the TSI Twincharger offers impressive fuel economy. Yeti. Touran/Cross Touran CNG. On top of that. The turbo takes over at higher speeds once the intake air is pressurised. for example. “The combining of the right technologies in this engine allows downsizing to continue to dominate the way the world sees and ultimately buys the cars of today and tomorrow. In the VW Golf. Beetle. Alfa Romeo Mito.4-litre unit. it realises 45. Volkswagen 1. a turbocharger and a supercharger. Škoda Octavia. Golf Cabriolet. Audi A3. TSI Twincharger secured first place in its category by 117 points last year. Opel Ampera) 90 6. Touran. Eos.” said Georg Kacher. Volkswagen 1. Golf Cabriolet. Nissan 1. Golf Plus. Scirocco. Golf Plus. Jetta.2-litre TSI engine. Octavia. SEAT Ibiza. Roomster.

390cc number of cylinders four power output 157bhp bore x stroke 76.4-litre Volkswagen 1.1-litre to 1.6mm compression ratio 10:1 .4-litre TSI Twincharger Volkswagen: (Volkswagen Golf example) engine capacity 1.5mm x 75.

with the camshaft acting on the valves through an additional intermediate arm. Volvo V40. as well as surpassing established rivals from Audi in the form of the 1. The result is a package that simply bats away new turbocharged and downsized competition from Mercedes-Benz. Peugeot 207. Countryman Cooper S.6 THP model. Škoda Octavia. CC) 204 3. Ford and Alfa Romeo. Within fractions of a second. Simply put. BMW-PSA 1. V60. Mondeo. S80. E CNG) 110 5. Alfa Romeo 1. power and pleasure” Christophe Congrega. Jeep Grand Cherokee) 102 6. Galaxy. 5008. makes for a significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions.6-litre turbo petrol (Mini Cooper S. Along with the performance. DS5. Clubman Cooper Works. Chrysler 300. the valve management adjusts the stroke and opening period of the intake valves to the amount of output required. Toyota 1. especially in the smaller and lighter models. a C4 Sedan is very much different to a C4 Sedan 1. DS4 Racing) 321 2. Auris Hybrid. C-Max/Grand C-Max. A5. VW Passat. this powertrain is one of the best things about the car – and in some cases it is the best thing about the car. A4. Mini Cooper Works. Exeo. Lexus CT 200h) 149 4. Altea/XL/ Freetrack. TT.6-litre turbo offers sharp performance The engine powers a raft of Mini products The turbo motor is also used widely by Peugeot the unit has been tuned for 200bhp in the RCZ RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. Clubman Cooper S. 207cc. C4 Picasso/Grand Picasso. with the lively 1.6-litre turbo has been further enhanced with the adoption of fully variable valve management. Yeti. L’Automobile Magazine In an era where there’s less budget available for R&D. RCZ. and this ensures that it is best for torque. Audi 1. S80 E85) 101 22 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . 308. The throttle-free load control technology – based on the Valvetronic system used in other BMW engines and highly unusual in this compact segment – optimises the engine’s responses and. Superb. New judge Alvaro Sauras from Spain’s Autofácil and Car&Tecno magazines. E. 508.7-litre DI Turbo (Alfa Romeo Giulietta. DS3 Racing.6-litre turbo offering having won its category class for six years in a row. Coupé/Roadster Cooper Works. Citroën DS3.“This very interesting 1. 308cc. Lancia Delta.6-litre turbo (Focus. the fuel figures are great too. The pivot point of this additional intermediate arm is infinitely adjustable by an eccentric shaft controlled by an electric motor. DS4. S60. V70/XC70.8-litre TFSI (Audi A3. explains the motor’s ongoing appeal: “In most of the BMW/ PSA models that use this engine. 3008.8-litre gasoline-hybrid (Toyota Prius.8-litre DI Turbo (Mercedes-Benz C. and not directly through the cam follower. at the same time. Mercedes-Benz 1. joint ventures among car makers are proving fruitful. The Franco-German collaboration has spawned an engine that just keeps coming up trumps. C5. and none more so than the tie-up between BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroën. SEAT Leon. Coupé/Roadster Cooper S. Ford 1.8-litre TFSI unit and Toyota’s current gasoline-hybrid setup. Fusion. DS5. S-Max. 308 GTI. SLK. The 1.” The appeal of the BMW/PSA 1. 208.6-litre turbo is full of technology.

8-litre BMW/PSA 1.1.5:1 .598cc number of cylinders four power output 181bhp bore x stroke 77mm x 85.4-litre to 1.6-litre turbo BMW/PSA (Mini Cooper S example): engine capacity 1.8mm compression ratio 10.

Q5. Eos. VW Golf GTi. Golf R. A5. A6. SEAT Leon FR/Cupra. Exeo.” RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. Altea XL/Freetrack. Passat. but this downsized turbo engine does it without offending anyone. S3. while returning fuel consumption levels of 44. 125d. Mini Cooper SD. Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI (Audi A3. Other challengers successfully defeated included last year’s surprise winner. Q3. which claimed fourth and fifth places respectively. explains: “This engine quietly and smoothly sets the world standard for fuel economy. Replacing one of the smoothest straight-sixes in the world is no small task. Citroën DS5 HDI-Hybrid) 96 24 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . Ford 2-litre EcoBoost (Ford Focus ST) 178 127 6. Z4 s Drive 28i. Z4 20i. “There is no doubt downsizing and adding turbo boost is the way of the future. Clubman Cooper SD. X3 20i. TTS. from 181bhp through to 241bhp. engine response and NVH. Countryman Cooper SD. 508RHx and Citroën’s DS5. 525d. Passat CC. Golf Cabriolet. CX-5) 5. and it is fitted across the BMW range. 328i.1mpg on the combined cycle and a lowly CO2 emissions rating of just 149g/km.1mpg The versatile four-cylinder powers the Z4 BMW has recorded back-to-back wins in this class The four-cylinder can generate up to 241bhp Last year saw BMW’s 2-litre twinturbo diesel unit take top honours in the 1.” The 2-litre harnesses BMW’s boosting technology. 520i. Coupé/Roadster SD) 243 4. Superb. Tiguan) 246 3. the BMW twin-turbo diesel. the petrol engine returns 44. 316d. Scirocco R. The flexibility of the BMW petrol engine sees it deliver three power outputs. in 328i spec. X1 20d. It’s positively brilliant. PSA Peugeot Citroën 2-litre diesel-hybrid (Peugeot 3008. 318d. Sharan. 123d.8-litre to 2-litre category. Jetta. X1 20i. which uses twin-scroll turbochargers and variable valve control to deliver a hearty punch of 350Nm of torque. 320i. Motor Trend In the 328i. The four-cylinder petrol fended off competition from the equally versatile four-cylinder TFSi unit from Audi.“Nobody will miss the two cylinders cut from the base 3 Series once they’ve put their foot down in a 328i turbo four” Frank Markus. Rounding out the top six was the innovative PSA dieselhybrid unit as fitted to the Peugeot 3008. and former stablemates Mazda and Ford. Mazda 2-litre skyactiv gasoline (Mazda 3. BMW 2-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel (BMW 116d. A4. And it’s not hard to see why this engine won. 118d. Škoda Octavia vRS. but this year it’s the car maker’s 2-litre twin-turbo petrol design that bags the award. BMW has done an exemplary job of pushing this technology to the mainstream. with François Rabe of Wiel saying. Alhambra. Judges applauded the engine’s downsizing technologies. X3 20d. 508RHX. from the 1 Series. which is fitted to an even broader spectrum of cars than the BMW victor. X1 18d. TT. 120d. BMW 2-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol (BMW 125i. Scirocco. west coast editor at Automobile Magazine. X1 28i 278 2. as Jason Cammisa. 520d. through to the mid-spec 5 Series. Touran/Cross Touran. 320d.

1.8-litre to 2-litre BMW 2-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol BMW (BMW 328i example): engine capacity 1.997cc number of cylinders four power output 241bhp bore x stroke 84mm x 90.1mm compression ratio 10:1 .

1-litre (Mercedes-Benz C. but Audi’s hardearned victory this year has meant that some consistency is finally being thrown into the mix. CLS. Exiga) 145 6. Peugeot 508.5-litre turbo (Subaru Forester. S. Mercedes-Benz CDI 2.000rpm. goes to Oleg Vasylevskyi. five-cylinder turbo design. with the Ingolstadt OEM recording its third successive win with this motorsportinspired. with a flat torque curve delivering the 450Nm peak all the way from 1. First launched in the TT RS and then the RS3. E. Audi’s five pot is one of the most characterful on the market. Legacy. with a soundtrack reminiscent of the Quattro’s rally heyday in the 1980s. the 2-litre to 2. SLK. amassing an impressive 380 points – 120 points more than second place.600rpm to beyond 5. C-Crosser. Subaru 2.” RS3 sprints to 62mph in less than six seconds TT RS has impressive fuel economy of 30. then. Impreza WRX.7mpg The audi turbo engine remains undefeated the five-cylinder delivers plenty of torque RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. Since the formation of the awards in 1999. Honda 2.7 seconds and tops out at a governed 155mph (250km/h).2-litre i-DTEC (Honda Civic. Galaxy) 170 5. The final word. Quattro will electronically raise the permitted top speed to 170mph (280km/h). S-Max. Audi 2. Such a stunning piece of engine design meant that the Audi heart strolled to an easy victory this year. Range Rover Evoque. freelance journalist This hotly contested award has been the most unpredictable of all the category classes over the years. alongside its scintillating performance: 30. The engine also features direct-injection to help the TT RS to deliver impressive economy levels. For a start it’s very flexible. and fuel economy is bettered by only a whisker. But there’s more to this sonorous motor than pure nostalgia. and then the performance certifies just how good this engine is. RS3 Sportback) 380 2.“Sportiness combined with a relatively lightweight engine that uses five cylinders instead of six is impressive – then an excellent torque range and gorgeous sound is thrown in too” Jürgen Zöllter. Accord) 69 26 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . Ford Mondeo. Mazda 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (Audi TT RS.7mpg on combined cycle from a car that will accelerate from standstill to 62mph (100km/h) in a mere 4. Land Rover Freelander2. editor of Auto Bild (Ukraine): “The first thing that hits you is the inimitable sound. The RS3 takes only one second longer to hit the 62mph mark. and pushing the Sport button to open a flap in the left exhaust tailpipe allows the evocative soundtrack to be heard in its full glory.2-litre skyactiv diesel (Mazda CX-5) 245 4. PSA Peugeot Citroën/Ford 2.5-litre segment has been won by no fewer than nine different car makers. Such stats make for impressive reading. GLK) 260 3. For customers who want even more performance.2-litre diesel (Citroën C5.

2-litre to 2.5-litre turbo Audi (Audi TT RS example): engine capacity 2.5mm x 92.8mm compression ratio 10:1 .5-litre Audi 2.480cc number of cylinders five power output 335bhp bore x stroke 82.

500rpm to 4. fighting off no fewer than three other turbocharged BMW engines.5-litre to 3-litre class. This really is a work of engineering art. driving pleasure and technical sophistication. But in the end. X5 40d. Peak torque of 450Nm from 1. Z4 35is) 257 2. 640d. Z4 35i. the n54 unit develops 340bhp BMW’s bi-turbo beats three other bmw engines the bi-turbo six-cylinder features in the z4 1 m coupÉ is good for 29.” The inline six offers 340bhp at 5. X5 30d. Porsche 2. power. which powers the likes of the 1 Series M Coupé and the Z4 35is. and drive a host of BMW models. as well as the two twin power turbo six-cylinder engines that come in both gasoline and diesel form. X6 30d. 335is. realising a very impressive 29. Cayenne) 158 28 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 . Docile enough for the daily commute. BMW 3-litre twin-power turbo six-cylinder gasoline (BMW 135i Coupé. it was the bi-turbo that impressed judges the most. A5. 730d. X3 35d. Car (South Africa) BMW continues to dominate the 2. the six-cylinder ensures frugal motoring.4mpg on combined cycle RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. and a CO2 emissions output of 224g/km. 335d. M550d xDrive touring) 234 3.7-litre flat-six DI (Porsche Boxster) 186 5. VW Touareg. which means that BMW engineering has come out top in this class 12 times in 14 years! The bi-turbo six-cylinder. 535d GT. BMW 3-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder gasoline (BMW 1 Series M Coupé. X6 40d) 191 4.9 seconds before going on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h). 740d. Phaeton.5-litre to 3-litre trophy in the history of the awards. 530d. BMW 3-litre twin-power turbo diesel six-cylinder (BMW 330d. 535i GT. A7. But power is not the only string to the N54’s bow. X3 35i. Porsche Panamera. X3 30d. efficient and economical. 530d GT. A8.” in the 1 m coupÉ. 535i. Such has been BMW’s supremacy in this segment that the only one other car maker – Mazda in 2003 and 2004 – has collected a 2. BMW 3-litre twin power turbo diesel six-cylinder (BMW M550d xDrive sedan. Q7. Audi/VW 3-litre V6 TDI (Audi A4. no one else has managed to match BMW in terms of efficiency. In the 1 M Coupé.“This engine manages to transform the 1 Series M Coupé into one of the ultimate driving machines. and this year it’s the 3-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder gasoline heart that takes the top spot.900rpm.500rpm ensures smooth yet rapid progress and in-gear flexibility. 740i) 163 6. as Gábor Szécsényi from Az Auto explained: “This engine uses every technical trick in the book to make sure that the end product is powerful. 640i. faced stiff competition this year from the M Performance twin-power turbo diesel six-cylinder in the M550d xDrive. X5 35i. Another jury member captivated by the BMW bi-turbo was Lorenzo Facchinetti from Auto. and such power means that the 1 M Coupé accelerates from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 4. 335i. “In this category class. who said. but explosive power and crushing acceleration when provoked” Nicol Louw.4mpg fuel economy figure on the combined cycle. Q5. A6. 535d.

2:1 .2.979cc number of cylinders six power output 335bhp bore x stroke 84mm x 89.6mm compression ratio 10.5-litre to 3-litre BMW 3-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder gasoline BMW (1 Series M Coupé example): engine capacity 2.

BMW M 4-litre V8 (BMW M3 Coupé. This gives the BMW M3 unit a particularly sensitive response at low speeds. though. M3 Convertible) 292 2.8-litre Boxer DI. because unfortunately for this V8. S8.8-litre Boxer DI (Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S) 220 4. McLaren 3. as the BMW M V8 rolled back the years to claim yet another famous victory.8-litre V8 engine. Porsche’s 3. “Its extreme level of sportiness combined with usability and fuel-efficiency is truly unique. The M3 V8 is lighter. The M heart also features a separate throttle butterfly for each cylinder. with two stepper motors operating them on each row of cylinders. “This engine isn’t just a winner in this category. the future seems to be all about the turbo. Bentley Continental GT) 168 5.8-litre V8 (McLaren MP4-12C) 276 3.250rpm. M3 V8 has won its class for the past five years The Bavarian powerplant generates 414bhp The BMW M3 heart tips the scales at 202kg is this the last naturally aspirated M vehicle? RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. Nissan 3. This engine will go into the history books as the last of a kind. a new jury member from the Netherlands. together with an immediate reaction whenever the driver presses the accelerator.” said Natan Tazelaar.8-litre bi-turbo unit proved to be. Porsche 3. it can also compete with much larger engines. with BMW’s performance arm increasingly moving towards forced induction designs for most of its upcoming products.8-litre Boxer Turbo (Porsche 911 (997) Turbo) 157 30 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 .” Tipping the scales at 202kg.000rpm. But pretenders to the crown are exactly what McLaren’s 3. S7. Further technical highlights include an alternator that disconnects from the engine during acceleration to maximise power. Audi’s 4-litre TFSI heart and Nissan’s 3.“The M3’s spooky V8 resides in a class of one when it comes to its output and its sound.8-litre Bi-turbo (Nissan GT-R) 166 6. It makes a haunting. the naturally aspirated M3 V8 is seen by many as one of the last old-school M engine developments. Porsche 3. and has personality that not even today’s Ferraris can beat” Jason Cammisa. Audi 4-litre TFSI (Audi S6. unleashing some 414bhp at a screaming 8. Automobile Magazine Having won its category class since 2008. such as the new M5 and M6 models. and more than 30mm shorter than the legendary straight-six engine it replaced (and which also won its displacement award six times in a row. with newer and leaner pretenders to the crown eyeing top spot in the 3-litre to 4-litre race. there was a general feeling this year that the evergreen M3 powerplant was set to bow out. between 2001 and 2006). menacing noise whether at 800 or 8.

3-litre to 4-litre BMW 4-litre V8 BMW M: engine capacity number of cylinders power output bore x stroke compression ratio 3.999cc eight 414bhp 92mm x 75.2mm 12:1 .

in the end.380kg.4-litre twin-turbo V8 in the M5/M6. but emissions are down to 320g/km and fuel economy is at 20. the 458 Italia has optimal weight distribution.6mpg on the combined cycle. with 58% over the rear axle.5-litre V8 (Mercedes E AMG. “The Ferrari V8 in the 458 Italia does this to perfection. The 4. Ferrari 4. and extracting 124hp per litre from a naturally aspirated engine is a borderline techno-miracle” Frank Markus. the Ferrari 458 pulled clear with only a few votes left to be counted. “For me. With the help of DI. The engine represents a major step forward for the Prancing Horse in terms of emissions.3-litre V12 that is housed in the new FF. but also on an efficiency level. Ferrari has claimed the Above 4-litre Award The use of di has helped reduce emissions output the 4. Motor Trend In retaining its Above 4-litre title. CL 63 AMG. Tipping the scales at a dry weight of 1. the Ferrari 458 Italia has now collected four trophies in two years – proof that this is a truly great engine and one that deserves all of its recent success.5-litre V8 (Ferrari 458 Italia. performance-orientated creations it was up against this year. M6 Convertible) POINTS POINTS 1. M6 Coupé. The eight-cylinder is mated to a seven-speed. Mercedes-AMG 5. as well as Lamborghini’s Aventador heart and Ferrari’s very own 6.3-litre V12 (Ferrari FF) 111 5.4-litre twin turbo V8 (BMW M5. Mercedes-AMG 6. CLS 63 AMG.2-litre beast that won this very award in 2009 and 2010 – it also had to deal with BMW M’s latest development: the already acclaimed 4. S AMG.449cc unit is mated to a seven-speed dct The 458 v8 offers high torque at low speeds RESULTS 2.“There’s just no topping the wail of a flat-plane V8 from this supercar maker.” enthused jury member Xia Dong.5-litre V8 and the 6. from China. Lamborghini 6. the new V8 is much more powerful than the previous V8. ML 63 AMG. Ferrari 6. SLK 55 AMG) 118 32 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 .” The Maranello V8 impressed judges not only on a performance front. Ferrari powertrain engineers have developed specific. especially when considering some of the high-power.5-litre V12 (Lamborghini Aventador) 91 3.449cc unit not only had to do battle with two Mercedes-AMG offerings – the 5.2-litre V8 (Mercedes SLS AMG) 103 6. As in the Performance Engine category. BMW 4. dual clutch transmission that further increases performance while delivering smoother shifts. big engines like this must meet two requirements: perfect function and genius innovation. thus ensuring high torque even at lower engine speeds. seeing off its main threat – the turbocharged M unit – by just 16 points. 458 Spider) 206 190 4. sportier gear ratios to match the power and torque curves of the V8.

ABOVE 4-litre Ferrari 4.5:1 .5-litre V8 Ferrari: engine capacity number of cylinders power output bore x stroke compression ratio 4.499cc eight 562bhp 94mm x 81mm 12.

The closest we’ve got yet to turning water into wine” John Simister. this powertrain is one of the best things about the car – and in some cases it is the best thing about the car" Alvaro Sauras.4-litre TSI Twincharger “A brilliant wee performer that also saves fuel in all the right ways. It's frugal. and a lot of fun” Georg Kacher.4-litre range-extender “Not so much an engine. freelance journalist 2 Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo “At last. So much technical know-how winnowed down into a tight package” Matt Davis. Motor Trend 34 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 .1 GM 1. more a complete powertrain that works extraordinarily well. freelance journalist 4 BMW/PSA 1. Autofácil and Car&Tecno 5 BMW 2-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol “Nobody will miss the two cylinders cut from the base 3 Series car once they’ve put their foot down in a 328i turbo four" Frank Markus.6-litre turbo “In most of the BMW/PSA models that use this engine. surprisingly refined. freelance journalist 3 Volkswagen 1. a three-cylinder that works.

but explosive power and crushing acceleration when provoked" Nicol Louw. Docile enough for the daily commute.000rpm.5-litre five-cylinder turbo “Sportiness combined with a relatively lightweight engine that uses five cylinders instead of six is impressive. Car 8 BMW M 4-litre V8 “The M3’s spooky V8 resides in a class of one when it comes to its output and sound. and has personality not even today’s Ferraris can beat” Jason Cammisa. Automobile Magazine 9 Ferrari 4. and this one has been constructed with the same intricacy as a Swiss mechanical wristwatch” Gábor Szécsényi. but then an excellent torque range and gorgeous sound is thrown in too” Jürgen Zöllter. Az Auto International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 35 . The only way for them to survive is to be technically excellent.International Engine of the Year Finalists 2012 6 Audi 2. menacing noise whether at 800 or 8. It makes a haunting. freelance journalist 7 BMW 3-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder gasoline “This engine manages to transform the 1 Series M Coupé into one of the ultimate driving machines.5-litre V8 “Big engines are a dying breed.

Audi A1. very bright for the IC engine. 320i. BMW. Z4 20i. Engine Technology International What a year it has been for Ford and its outstanding three-cylinder turbo engine. DS3 Racing.4-litre TSI engine. BMW/PSA 1. C5. Ford’s stunning success also means that since 2009. Passat CNG. 5008. a solid endorsement from judges all around the world enabled the Ford to ease to first place.6-litre turbo petrol (Mini Cooper S. C4 Picasso/Grand Picasso. Mazda and Honda. 308.4 litres – and in the past two years alone. 520i. Volkswagen’s ever-successful 1. and previous victors Volkswagen. Touran/Cross Touran CNG. Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Ford Focus) 401 2. Ford’s victory means that for the second consecutive year. the engine size of the winning International Engine of the Year Award has been below 1 litre – proof that downsizing is here to stay.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (Audi TT RS. GM 1. Golf Plus. 308cc. X1 28i) 199 6. a new name has been added to the hall of fame. DS4. to take the overall title.” said Dean Slavnich. Golf Cabriolet. Peugeot 207. Well done Ford!” Ford’s 999cc motor has won the overall award The Blue Oval has secured three engine gongs The overall winner is again a downsized design Ford’s engine has great fuel economy and power RESULTS POINTS POINTS 1. M3 Convertible) 128 9. the overall winner has had a displacement of less than 1. BMW 2-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol (BMW 125i. Coupe/Roadster Cooper Works. Škoda Fabia RS 288 3. Z4 sDrive 28i. BMW M 4-litre V8 (BMW M3 Coupé. 308 GTI. 335is. Eos. Audi A3. a crushing points victory among the European judges laid the foundation for its triumph in the overall voting. To qualify. In the end. 3008. Cupra. DS5. RCZ.4-litre range extender (Chevrolet Volt. Opel Ampera) 212 5. co-chairman of the Awards and editor of Engine Technology International magazine. 508. X1 20i. achieving a record tally of 401 points. Z4 35is) 160 8. 207cc. X3 20i. 528i. Toyota. but now the diminutive 999cc unit has gone one better and made it a treble by taking top spot in the race to be crowned the overall 2012 winner. Ferrari 4. Tiguan. Clubman Cooper S. Then. response and very good real-world fuel consumption figures are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this engine and what it offers drivers today.“This is a fitting victory for a truly remarkable engine. Volkswagen 1. Clubman Cooper Works. BMW 3-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder gasoline (BMW 1 Series M Coupé. Mini Cooper Works. But Ford’s task in taking top spot was not easy. 208. “This is a fitting victory for a truly remarkable engine. 458 Spider) 224 4. Golf. Citroën DS3. Seat Ibiza FR. Jetta. “For a threecylinder to power a vehicle like the Ford Focus with such ease proves that the future is very. Coupe/Roadster Cooper S. RS3 Sportback) 126 36 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 .5-litre V8 (Ferrari 458 Italia. Beetle. with the Blue Oval joining last year’s first-time winner Fiat. 328i. Alhambra. Sharan. Audi 2. DS4 Racing) 162 7. Countryman Cooper S. Power. it faced competition from GM’s range-extender powertrain and last year’s runner-up. very bright for the IC engine” Dean Slavnich. DS5. it first had to beat last year’s champion – Fiat’s two-cylinder TwinAir – in the Sub 1-litre category.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Polo. The Blue Oval finally broke its International Engine of the Year Awards jinx by collecting New Engine and the Sub 1-litre awards. Scirocco. For a three-cylinder to power a vehicle like the Ford Focus with such ease proves that the future is very. And then. Touran/ Cross Touran.

9mm x 82mm 10:1 .International engine of the year Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo Ford: engine capacity number of cylinders power output bore x stroke compression ratio 999cc three 123bhp 71.

4-litre to 1.5-litre: Audi 2.2-litre HDi 2.5-litre: Honda 2.2-litre 4 2001 Winners Best New Engine: Toyota 1.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.4-litre Valvetronic 2006 Winners Best New Engine: Volkswagen 1.8-litre to 2-litre: Honda 2-litre (S2000) 2-litre to 2.5-litre 2.5-litre: Alfa Romeo 2.8-litre to 2-litre: Volkswagen 2-litre FSI Turbo 2-litre to 2.8-litre to 2-litre: Honda 2-litre (S2000) 2-litre to 2.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW M 3.8-litre Valvetronic 1.8-litre to 2-litre: Honda 2-litre (S2000) 2-litre to 2.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre TDi 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW 4-litre V8 TDi Above 4-litre: BMW 5.1 Best Eco-friendly: Toyota 1.5-litre: Subaru 2.4-litre TDi 1.5-litre to 3-litre: Mazda Renesis Rotary 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW M 3.3-litre IMA 1.5-litre: BMW 2.5-litre: PSA Peugeot-Citroën 2.2-litre Above 4-litre: BMW 5-litre V10 International Engine of the Year 2006: BMW 5-litre V10 38 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 .4-litre: Volkswagen Group 1.5-litre Hybrid Best Fuel Economy: Honda 1-litre IMA Best Concept: DaimlerChrysler Necar 4 Sub 1-litre: Honda 1-litre IMA 1-litre to 1.4-litre: Toyota 1.5-litre V6 2.5-litre Hybrid 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive 7 2004 Winners 2005 Winners 2002 Winners Best New Engine: BMW 5-litre V10 Best Fuel Economy: Toyota 1.8-litre VVTL-i 190 1.9-litre TDi 2-litre to 2.2-litre TDi Best Concept: DaimlerChrysler Necar 4 Sub 1-litre: Toyota Yaris 1-litre 1-litre to 1.8-litre: BMW 1.4-litre Valvetronic Best Fuel Economy: Honda 1-litre IMA Best Concept: GM AUTOnomy Sub 1-litre: Honda 1-litre IMA 1-litre to 1.8-litre: Toyota 1.3-litre IMA 1.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre TDi 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW 4-litre V8 TDi Above 4-litre: Ferrari 5.4-litre TSI Twincharger 1.2-litre Above 4-litre: Volkswagen 5-litre V10 TDi International Engine of the Year 2003: Mazda Renesis Rotary 6 2003 Winners 2000 Winners Best Eco-friendly: Toyota 1.8-litre: Toyota 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive 1.4-litre Valvetronic International Engine of the Year 2002: BMW 4.4-litre to 1.5-litre V6 TDi 2.3-litre Diesel 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive Best Performance Engine: BMW 5-litre V10 Sub 1-litre: Honda 1-litre IMA 1-litre to 1.2-litre Above 4-litre: Ferrari 5.2-litre Above 4-litre: BMW 5-litre V10 International Engine of the Year 2005: BMW 5-litre V10 8 Best New Engine: BMW 4.4-litre to 1.5-litre V12 International Engine of the Year 2000: Honda 1-litre IMA 3 Best New Engine: BMW M 3.2-litre Best Fuel Economy: Honda 1-litre IMA Best Concept: Saab SVC Sub 1-litre: Honda 1-litre IMA 1-litre to 1.4-litre to 1.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW M 3.4-litre TSI Twincharger Best Fuel Economy: Toyota 1.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo Diesel 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW M 3.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive Best Performance Engine: BMW 5-litre V10 Sub 1-litre: Honda 1-litre IMA 1-litre to 1.5-litre Hybrid Best Fuel Economy: Volkswagen 1.8-litre: Toyota 1.8-litre: Honda 1.8-litre to 2-litre: Honda 2-litre (S2000) 2-litre to 2.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo Diesel 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW M 3.8-litre (Accord) 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive 1.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.4-litre to 1.3-litre IMA 1.5-litre: BMW 2.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive Best Performance Engine: Mercedes-AMG 65 Sub 1-litre: Honda 1-litre IMA 1-litre to 1.5-litre 2.2-litre HDi 2.6-litre 1.2-litre TDi 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive 1.4-litre to 1.4-litre: Fiat-GM 1.5-litre Turbo 2.3-litre VVTi 1.2-litre Above 4-litre: Volkswagen 5-litre V10 TDi International Engine of the Year 2004: Toyota 1.4-litre to 1.4-litre V12 International Engine of the Year 1999: Toyota Yaris 1-litre 2 1999 Winners 5 Best New Engine: Mazda Renesis Rotary Best Fuel Economy: Honda 1.4-litre: Honda 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre to 2-litre: Honda 2-litre (S2000) 2-litre to 2.5-litre: PSA Peugeot-Citroën 2.8-litre: Toyota 1.8-litre to 2-litre: Volkswagen 2-litre FSI Turbo 2-litre to 2.2-litre Diesel 2.5-litre to 3-litre: Mazda Renesis Rotary 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW M 3.3-litre IMA Best Performance Engine: Mercedes-AMG 55 Sub 1-litre: Honda 1-litre IMA 1-litre to 1.2-litre Above 4-litre: BMW 4.8-litre: Toyota 1.8-litre: Mini Supercharged 1.8-litre to 2-litre: Volkswagen 1.4-litre: Honda 1.5-litre International Engine of the Year 2001: BMW M 3.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive Best Fuel Economy: Toyota 1.4-litre: Honda 1.

8-litre: BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo 1.8-litre: BMW-PSA 1.2-litre Sub 1-litre: Toyota 1-litre 1-litre to 1.4-litre to 1.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.5-litre: BMW 2.Previous Winners 9 2007 Winners 13 Best New Engine: BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo Best Fuel Economy: Toyota 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 2010 Winners 13 Best New Engine: Fiat 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger Ferrari 6 Subaru 2 International Engine of the Year Awards 2012 39 .4-litre: Volkswagen 1.5-litre five-cylinder turbo 2.5-litre: Audi 2.4-litre TSI Twincharger 1.5-litre five-cylinder turbo Volkswagen/Audi 26 Mazda 4 2.4-litre to 1.2-litre Daimler 9 GM 3 International Engine of the Year 2010: Fiat/Alfa Romeo 7 Ford 3 Volkswagen 1.5-litre V8 Sub 1-litre: Fiat 875cc TwinAir 1-litre to 1.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.5-litre V8 International Engine of the Year 2011: Fiat 875cc TwinAir international engine of the year winners 1999-2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 2009 Winners Best New Engine: Porsche 3.8-litre: BMW-PSA 1.5-litre: Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW 4-litre V8 Above 4-litre: Mercedes-AMG 6.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo Toyota 22 Porsche 3 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW 4-litre V8 Honda 22 PSA Peugeot Citroën 3 Above 4-litre: Mercedes-AMG 6.4-litre TSI Twincharger 1.8-litre to 2-litre: BMW 2-litre twin-turbo diesel BMW 55 BMW-PSA 5 2-litre to 2.8-litre flat six Green Engine of the Year: Volkswagen 1.8-litre to 2-litre: Audi 2-litre TFSI 2-litre to 2.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.8-litre Hybrid Best Performance Engine: Mercedes-AMG 6.5-litre: Subaru 2.4-litre TSI Twincharger 1.6-litre Turbo Trophies won 1999-2012 1.4-litre to 1.2-litre Sub 1-litre: Toyota 1-litre 1-litre to 1.5-litre: Audi 2.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW 4-litre V8 Above 4-litre: Ferrari 4.4-litre to 1.6-litre Turbo 1.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo 3-litre to 4-litre: Porsche 3.6-litre Turbo 1.8-litre: BMW/PSA 1.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo 3-litre to 4-litre: BMW 4-litre V8 Above 4-litre: BMW 5-litre V10 International Engine of the Year 2008: BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo 11 2008 Winners Best New Engine: Fiat 875cc TwinAir Green Engine of the Year: Fiat 875cc TwinAir Best Performance Engine: Ferrari 4.4-litre MultiAir Turbo Green Engine of the Year: Toyota 1.8-litre to 2-litre: BMW 2-litre twin-turbo diesel 2-litre to 2.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive Best Performance Engine: BMW 5-litre V10 Sub 1-litre: Toyota 1-litre 1-litre to 1.6-litre Turbo 1.6-litre Turbo Sub 1-litre: Toyota 1-litre 1-litre to 1.5-litre 2.5-litre Turbo 2.4-litre to 1.2-litre International Engine of the Year 2009: Volkswagen 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive Best Performance Engine: Porsche 3.6-litre Turbo Above 4-litre: BMW 5-litre V10 International Engine of the Year 2007: BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo 10 2011 Winners Best New Engine: BMW 2-litre Diesel Twin Turbo Green Engine of the Year: Toyota 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger 1.1-litre 2.4-litre TSI Twincharger Best Performance Engine: Mercedes-AMG 6.8-litre to 2-litre: Volkswagen/Audi 2-litre Turbo FSI 2-litre to 2.8-litre: BMW-PSA 1.8-litre to 2-litre: Volkswagen 2-litre FSI Turbo 2-litre to 2.4-litre TSI Twincharger 1.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.

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