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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Volkswagen Bags Engine of the Year Award With It’s 1.4-liter Twincharged Engine

Volkswagen has been coming up with brilliant engines lately, drive any of their latest cars and you’ll know what we mean. The world over has been going on about VW’s engine line-up and the judges of Engine of the Year Awards have heard them. Volkswagen’s 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger engine has been bestowed the greatest honour a powerplant could receive - the Engine of the Year Award.

And there was more good news for the Wolfsburg-based automaker. The Twincharged 1.4 liter TSI won both the 1.0 to 1.4 liter engine category and the honor of the Green Engine of the Year, beating out the new hybrid power plants from Toyota and Honda.

The 1.4 liter Twincharger is used across VW’s range in models such as the Golf, Scirocco and Eos. The engine unit has also been put to work in the Seat Ibiza Cupra and will likely spread to other models of the VW Group’s brands.

Other notable engines honored were Mercedes’ AMG division’s 6.2-liter V8, which won Performance Engine of the Year. BMW took the title for best engine in the 2.5 liter to 3.0 liter category with its 3.0 liter diesel unit. Its 4.0 liter V8 from the M3 also won the 3.0 to 4.0 liter category.

The 11th annual International Engine of the Year Award event was held at the Engine Expo 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany on the 17th of June. The panel of judges consisted of 65 automotive journalists from all over the world.

International Engine of the Year Awards 2009 Winners

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, Citroën 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)

Source: WorldCarFans


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