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BMW wins 2008 International Engine of the Year

Published: 08 May 2008

BMW’s petrol twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six has won the 2008 International Engine of the Year award. It’s the engine’s second successive victory and BMW’s record-breaking fourth consecutive win. BMW has scooped the top award in six of the last ten years. Is there something in the water in Munich?  

BMW also picked up awards for its 4.0-litre V8, 5.0-litre V10 and the Best Newcomer trophy for the twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel. The BMW-PSA 1.6-litre engine also won its category, but BMW missed out on the Performance Engine award as Porsche picked up its second-ever trophy, for its twin-turbo 3.6-litre.

The Green Engine award was won by Toyota, which has won the eco gong every year since 2004, while the Japanese company also won the sub-1000cc category. VW’s 1.4 TSI Twincharger and Subaru’s 2.5-litre turbo also picked award in their respective categories.

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By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy