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BMW i8 claims International Engine of the Year title

“This is a fitting victory for what is a remarkable powertrain,” enthused Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards. “The i8 is a supercar of the future that’s available today. Progressive, emotive and environmentally responsible, here is a creation that proves the transport of tomorrow can be very, very exciting.”

BMW took a total of four awards at the event, which was held today (17 June) at Engine Expo 2015, with the i8 engine also being awarded the New Engine award designed to mark the most important engine development in the last 12 months, and the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category. BMW also took the honours in the 2.5-litre to 3-litre category for its 3-litre twin-turbo six cylinder found in the M3 and M4.

Other highlights saw Tesla’s Model S grab the Green Engine award for the second consecutive year.

 

Full list of awards:

International Engine of the Year 2015 – BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid  

Sub 1.0-Litre – Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo  

1.0-Litre to 1.4-Litre – PSA Peugeot Citroën

1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo  

1.4-Litre to 1.8-Litre – BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid  

1.8-Litre to 2.0-Litre – Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre turbo  

2.0-Litre to 2.5-Litre – Audi 2.5-litre turbo  

2.5-Litre to 3.0-Litre – BMW M 3-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder  

3.0-Litre to 4.0-Litre – McLaren 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8  

Above 4.0-Litre – Ferrari 4.5-litre V8  

Green Engine – Tesla full-electric powertrain  

New Engine – BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid  

Performance Engine – Ferrari 4.5-litre V8

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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