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BMW tops 2015 Engine of Year awards

2015-06-18 10:23

AWARD-WINNING HYBRID: BMW's i8 TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol won its class and was voted best new engine in 2015. Image: BMW

MUNICH, Germany – BMW has scooped three class wins in the 2015 International Engine of the Year Awards.

The hybrid unit in its i8 earned two class wins as well as overall winner; another class win went to the engine powering its M3 and M4.

The i8 unit was class winner for its TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol, while its overall drive unit won best “new engine”.

OVERALL WINNER

In the 2.5 to 3.0-litre category, the BMW M3/M4 TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol won.

The Engine of the Year awards was launched in 1999, since then 66 class and overall wins have been received by BMW-developed units.

In 2015, engines were judged by 65 motoring journalists from 31 countries. Prize-winners were presented with their awards on Wednesday (June 17) at the Engine Expo trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany.

M-POWER PREVAILS: BMW's TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder powering its M3 and M4 (pictured here) came out tops in the "2.5 to 3.0 litre" category. Image: BMW

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