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    2008 Engine of the year Awards go to...

    Quote: World Car Fans
    The awards are presided over by a panel of 65 international motoring journalists from 32 countries across the whole world. They serve to recognize engineering excellence in many of the cars that we all love.

    Hereís the list of the 2008 winners:

    International Engine of the Year 2008
    BMW 3-litre Twin-Turbo (135i, 335i, X6)

    Best New Engine of 2008
    BMW 2-litre Diesel Twin-Turbo (123D)

    Green Engine of the Year
    Toyota 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius)

    Best Performance Engine
    Porsche 3.6-litre Turbo (911 Turbo, 911 GT2)

    Sub 1-litre
    Toyota 1-litre (Aygo, Yaris, Peugeot 107, CitroŽn C1, Subaru Justy)

    1-litre to 1.4-litre
    Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta)

    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
    Volkswagen/Audi 2-litre Turbo (A3, A4 Cabrio, A6, TT, Eos, Jetta, Golf GTi, Altea, Leon, Skoda Octavia)

    2-litre to 2.5-litre
    Subaru 2.5-litre Turbo (Forester, Impreza, Outback, Legacy)

    2.5-litre to 3-litre
    BMW 3-litre Twin-Turbo (135i, 335i, X6)

    3-litre to 4-litre
    BMW 4-litre V8 (M3)

    Above 4-litre
    BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)

    seems to be a few BMW enthuisiats on the panel
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    Seems to be some turbo enthusiasts on that board, only 4 non turbo motors. Actually there are more turbos than engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P4g4nite View Post
    Seems to be some turbo enthusiasts on that board, only 4 non turbo motors. Actually there are more turbos than engines.
    while in the past turbos were held responsible for increasing fuel consumption sigifinicantly, they are now actually seen as the way to reduce it, by increasing the efficiency of the engine, allowing smaller engine sizes, without the need to rev them before any meaningful performance is generated.
    Hence it is only natural to see the amount of turbo engines that you just mentioned.
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    Wow talk about BMW taking it home!

    I love the fact that the engine of the year is the N54B30 (it deserves it) and that it also won the 2.5-3L category. I also like that BMW seemed to show a real connection to the 500cc cylinder displacement winning with the 3L I6 N54B30 the 4L V8 S65B40 and the 5L V10 S85B50 (BTW isn't this the 4th time it has won the Above 4L category and the 10th international engine award?).

    It is also great to see turbocharged engines completely take over the awards
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    glad to see my dads 2 litre VW engine on there. It really is a good engine. Very good performance & reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotterik View Post
    glad to see my dads 2 litre VW engine on there. It really is a good engine. Very good performance & reliability.
    Didn't your dad buy a diesel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Didn't your dad buy a diesel?
    2.0tdi =/= 2.0tfsi

    I approve of these awards, mostly deserving winners.
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    I'm curious if the BMW 4.4 V8 Turbo was considered for this year?
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    I believe the Audi 4.2 V8 should have been a winner, but the winners were all deserving.

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