The International Engine of the Year awards are an annual awards chosen by an independant jury of 56 automotive journalists. This year’s awards were handed out on 1st June 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany in conjunction with the Engine Expo 2005.

There are 12 awards to be given out comprising of an overall award and 11 other category awards.

BMW pwnz the awards with it’s engines winning 6 throphies out of the 12 trophies to be given away. It’s 5.0 litre V10 engine inspired by F1 technology makes 507 horsepower and powers the BMW M5 sedan and BMW M6 coupe. And those staggering performance stats are achieved without using forced induction! This engine snatches the overall 2005 International Engine of the Year Award, the “Best New Engine”, “Best Performance Engine”, and “Best Engine Above 4.0 Liter” awards. Impressive!

The M5 V10 beat Ferrari’s new 4.3 Liter V8 engine from the new F430 in three categories it was contending in, the “Best New Engine”, “Best Performance Engine”, and “Best Engine Above 4.0 Liter” awards.


The BMW M6


The BMW M5


The BMW M5/M6 5 Liter 90-degree V10

The engine is a 90 degree V10 with a 5 litre displacement in a lightweight block that weighs only 260kg. The engine pushes the BMW M5 from 0 to 100km/h in a mind-blowing 4.7 seconds. And it does that with such smoothness and refinement. Redline is at 8250rpm and peak torque is 570Nm at 6100rpm with 450Nm already accessible at 3500rpm. The car also features Double VANOS variable valve timing. Power is transferred to the wheels by a 7-speed SMG gearbox which does not need the driver to engage a clutch. You move through the gears sequentially with a lever that you push up or down. The engine is truly a technological masterpiece.

Here are the results:

International Engine of the Year
BMW 5.0-litre V10 (M5, M6)

Best Performance Engine
BMW 5.0-litre V10 (M5, M6)

Best New Engine
BMW 5.0-litre V10 (M5, M6)

Best Fuel Economy
Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius)

Best Above 4.0-litre
BMW 5.0-litre V10 (M5, M6)

Best 3.0-litre to 4.0-litre
BMW 3.2-litre (M3)

Best 2.5-litre to 3.0-litre
BMW 3.0-litre Twin-Turbodiesel (535d – European model)

Best 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre
Honda i-CTDi 2.2-litre diesel (Accord, CR-V, FR-V – European models)

Best 1.8-litre to 2.0-litre
Volkswagen 2.0-litre FSI Turbo (2006 Golf, GTI, Jetta; Audi A3, Audi A4)

Best 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre
Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius)

Best 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre
Fiat-GM Multijet 1.3-litre diesel (European Fiat and Opel models)

Best Sub 1.0-litre
Honda Hybrid 1.0-litre IMA (Insight)

For the full results, read more.

International 2005 Engine Of The Year Award

1. BMW 5-litre V10
2. BMW 3-litre Diesel Twin-Turbo
3. Toyota 1.5-litre Hybrid
4. Volkswagen 2-litre FSI Turbo
5. BMW 3.2-litre
6. Fiat-GM 1.3-litre Diesel
7. Honda 2.2-litre Diesel
8. Honda 1-litre IMA

2005 Best New Engine Of The Year

1. BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)
2. Ferrari 4.3-litre V8 (F430)
3. Toyota 3.3-litre Hybrid (Lexus RX400h)
4. Porsche 3.8-litre (911)
5. BMW Diesel 3-litre Twin-Turbo (535d)
6. Honda 3-litre Hybrid (Accord)

2005 Best Fuel Economy

1. Toyota Hybrid 1.5-litre
2. Toyota 3.3-litre Hybrid (Lexus RX400h)
3. Fiat-GM Diesel 1.3-litre (Panda, Punto, Lancia Ypsilon, Opel/Vauxhall Tigra, Corsa)
4. Honda 1.3-litre IMA (Civic)
5. BMW Diesel 3-litre Twin-Turbo (535d)
6. Honda 3-litre Hybrid (Accord)

2005 Best Performance Engine

1. BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)
2. Ferrari 4.3-litre V8 (F430)
3. Mercedes-AMG 6-litre bi-turbo (SL65, CL65)
4. Porsche 3.8-litre (911)
5. Chevrolet 6-litre V8 (Corvette, Pontiac GTO)
6. Chrysler/Dodge 6.1-litre V8 (300C SRT-8, Magnum)

2005 Sub-1 litre

1. Honda 1-litre IMA (Insight)
2. Smart Brabus (Roadster)
3. Toyota 1-litre (Yaris/Vitz)
4. Ford 1-litre Superchraged (EcoSport)
5. Smart Diesel (ForTwo)
6. Suzuki 1-litre (Wagon R+)

2005 1 Litre to 1.4 Litre

1. Fiat-GM Diesel 1.3-litre (Panda, Punto, Lancia Ypsilon, Opel/Vauxhall Tigra, Corsa)
2. Honda 1.3-litre IMA (Civic)
3. Peugeot-Citroën/Ford Diesel 1.4-litre (C2, C3, Fiesta, 1007)
4. Volkswagen 1.4-litre FSI (Polo, Golf)
5. Toyota Diesel 1.4-litre (MINI, Yaris/Echo/Vitz)
6. Daihatsu 1.3-litre (YRV, Terios)

2005 1.4 Litre to 1.8 Litre

1. Toyota Hybrid 1.5-litre
2. Toyota 1.8-litre VVTL-i (Celica, Corolla, Lotus Elise)
3. Peugeot-Citroën/Ford Diesel 1.6-litre (C-MAX, C4, C5, Mazda 3, Peugeot 206, 307)
4. MINI 1.6-litre Supercharged (Cooper S)
5. Volkswagen 1.6-litre FSI (Audi A2, VW Golf, Touran)
6. BMW 1.8-litre Valvetronic (316ti)

2005 1.8 Litre to 2 Litre

1. Volkswagen/Audi 2-litre Turbo (A3, A4, Golf GTi)
2. Honda 2-litre (S2000)
3. BMW Diesel 2-litre (X3, 120d, 320d)
4. Subaru 2-litre Turbo (Impreza, Legacy/Outback, Forester, Saab 9-2X)
5. Mitsubishi 2-litre (Evo, Outlander/Airtek)
6. Honda 2-litre (Civic Type-R)

2005 2 Litre to 2.5 Litre

1. Honda Diesel 2.2-litre (Accord, CR-V, FR-V)
2. BMW 2.5-litre (325,525)
3. Ford 2.3-litre Hybrid (Escape HEV)
4. Mazda 2.3-litre Turbo (6MPS)
5. BMW 2.5-litre six cylinder (325, X3, 523, Z4)
6. Honda 2.2-litre (S2000)

2005 2.5 Litre to 3 Litre

1. BMW Diesel 3-litre Twin-Turbo (535d)
2. Honda 3-litre Hybrid (Accord)
3. BMW 3-litre six cylinder (330, 530, 630, 730)
4. Mazda RENESIS (RX-8)
5. Porsche 2.7-litre (Boxster)
6. Jaguar Diesel 2.7-litre V6 Twin-Turbo (S-Type)

2005 3 Litre to 4 Litre

1. BMW 3.2-litre (M3)
2. Porsche 3.8-litre (911)
3. Toyota 3.3-litre Hybrid (Lexus RX400h)
4. Nissan 3.5-litre V6 (350Z/350GT, Infiniti FX35/G35)
5. Porsche 3.6-litre Turbo (911)
6. Mercedes-Benz 3.5-litre V6 (SLK, C-Class, CLS, E-Class, SL)

2005 Above 4 Litre

1. BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)
2. Ferrari 4.3-litre V8 (F430)
3. VW Diesel 5-litre V10 (Touareg/Phaeton)
4. Mercedes-AMG 6-litre Bi-Turbo (SL65, CL65)
5. Chrysler/Dodge 5.7-litre V8 (300C/Magnum)
6. Aston Martin 6-litre V12 (DB9, Vanquish S)

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