BMW has been named the outright winner of the International Engine of the Year awards for a record-breaking fourth year in succession. A global panel of judges awarded the top honor to the car maker 3.0L twin-turbo straight six petrol engine. The 300hp power plant is found in a number of BMW models ranging from the compact 1-series up to the X6 xDrive35i crossover and was picked because of its flexibility and mix of performance and fuel-economy.
BMW in fact had four different engines in the final top six. Coming in second was Volkswagen’s 1.4L TSI and third place was its 2.0L FSI engine. The 4.0L V8 from the M3 took fourth spot and was followed by the Mini’s 1..6L turbo four in fifth and the 5.0L M V10 in sixth.
The awards, which are judged by 65 motoring journalists from 32 countries from four continents, also rewarded a variety of other manufacturers for engine excellence across a number of different categories with the likes of VW, Toyota, Porsche and Subaru all getting a mention.