The results for the 2008 International Engine the Year Awards 2008 will be announced on the 7th of May 2008.
Personally I can’t wait to see if BMW retains its engine throne or not. BMW has scooped more trophies for engine excellence than any other company in the Awards 10-year history, and if you drive a car with one of their old 1990s engines today, you’ll be amazed at how much torque their “outdated” normally aspirated engines put out across the rev range compared to current generation engines from many manufacturers. It’s no wonder they’ve only recently resorted to turbocharging.
This year’s International Engine of the Year Awards should be an interesting one as there are many new entries this year. Here are some of the new engines that will be considered for the trophies:
- Subaru’s new turbodiesel engine
- Nissan’s VR38DETT in the new Nissan GT-R
- Audi’s new twin turbocharged V10 in the RS6
- BMW’s new 4.0 litre V8 in the new BMW M3
- BMW’s new twin turbocharged turbodiesel in the BMW 123d
- BMW’s new 4.4 litre twin turbocharged V8
- Mitsubishi’s turbocharged 2.0 litre 4B11T in the Evo X
The following are the categories for the awards: Best New Engine of the Year, Best Fuel Economy, Best Performance Engine, sub 1 litre engine, 1.0 to 1.4 litre engine, 1.4 to 1.8 litre engine, 1.8 to 2.0 litre engine, 2.0 to 2.5 litre engine, 2.5 to 3.0 litre engine, 3.0 to 4.0 litre engine, above 4.0 litre engine.
For past year results, visit the related posts links below.