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”.
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