Success Times Four for the BMW Group at the 2010 “Engine of the Year Awards”

By Auto News Log • June 28th, 2010

Engines made by BMW and MINI win awards in four out of eight capacity classes

Munich/Stuttgart – Success in four out of eight capacity classes put the BMW Group in a dominating position at the “International Engine of the Year Awards” this year. Among the award-winning power units at the world’s most renowned engine competition were both petrol and diesel engines with four, six and eight cylinders. The victorious quartet consisted of the V8 engine of the BMW M3, the inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo, direct injection and VALVETRONIC, used in such vehicles as the BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series, the 4-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo from the BMW X1 xDrive 23d and the BMW 123d, and the 4-cylinder Twin Scroll Turbo engine of the MINI Cooper S.

The wide range of winning engines is further evidence of the outstanding expertise of the BMW Group in the area of engine development. It enables engines of great power, yet also exemplary efficiency to be offered across all series and output classes. The “Engine of the Year” awards were conferred by an international jury made up of 76 engine journalists from 35 countries. The award ceremony was held at the “Engine Expo” trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany.

The “Engine of the Year” awards have been in existence since 1999. Since then over 50 class and overall victories have been awarded to engines developed for automobiles by BMW and MINI. Among the serial production winners in this competition were the 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine from the MINI Cooper S, achieving its fourth and last victory this year. Next year it will be the turn of the recently presented successor engine in the 1.4 – 1.8 liter capacity class. In addition to the Twin Scroll Turbo technology and gasoline direct injection of its award-winning predecessor, this engine also has Variable Valve Control and an output of 135 kw/184 bhp, as well as being the world’s most efficient engine in its capacity class.

Source: BMW


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