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Old 19th June 2009, 16:42   #1
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Prestigious international engine of year 2009 awards are finally out. German manufacturers have totally swept the awards this year, pipping out their Japanese rivals for all awards except one.


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International Engine of the Year Awards 2009 Winners

The International Engine of the Year 2009

Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger
(Golf, Eos, Scirocco, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta, Seat Ibiza Cupra

Best New Engine of 2009
Porsche 3.8-litre flat-six
(911)

Green Engine of the Year
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger
(Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta)

Performance Engine of the Year
Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre
(CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML)

Sub 1-litre
Toyota 1-litre
(Aygo, Yaris, Peugeot 107, CitroŽn C1, Subaru Justy)

1-litre to 1.4-litre
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger
(Golf, Eos, Scirocco, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta, Seat Ibiza Cupra)

1.4-litre to 1.8-litre
BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo
(MINI Cooper S, Clubman, Peugeot 207, 308)

1.8-litre to 2-litre
Audi 2-litre TFSI
(A4, A5, Q5, VW Scirocco, Golf GTi)

2-litre to 2.5-litre
Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre
(BlueEffieciency C-Class, BlueEffieciency E-Class)

2.5-litre to 3-litre
BMW 3-litre DI Twin-Turbo
(135, 335, X6, Z4, 730)

3-litre to 4-litre
BMW 4-litre V8
(M3)

Above 4-litre
Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre
(CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML)
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It would be great if the 1.4 TSI twincharger engine came in the upcoming VW polo. German engineering at it absolute best.
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I somehow expected the Nissan VR38-DETT to claim honours in the 3-4 litre category if not the overall award but unexpectedly it has been handed over to BMW S65 V8 second time in a row. I'm not trying to take a biased view of the result but come on, the VR38 is right up there as far as tech is concerned, bettering the performance of the 911 turbo while lugging over 200 kilos extra isn't easy by a long shot- and the 3.8-litre unit with its radical transmission plays a massive part in the GT-R's performance. Heck, they have rated the Porsche's 3.8 litre boxer-six in DI turbo (911 turbo) and NA guise (GT3) higher than the VR38, which ultimately ends up fourth on the list with the three comparatively older, less-radical German motors ahead of it.

Something's definitely not right.
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if you remove the toyota .. germany all the way !!!
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2-litre to 2.5-litre
Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre
(BlueEffieciency C-Class, BlueEffieciency E-Class)
Blue Effieciency E-Class is coming here end of this year. I believe it has way superior fuel efficiency than it's competitions.
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If only the engine (or the heart) was the only thing that was needed to make a car (or a human being).
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