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: BMW Engines Won Award

05-08-2007, 03:05 PM

The ninth International Engine of the Year Awards winners have just been announced, and it’s a big victory for BMW yet again. The 3.0L straight-six twin-turbo engine from the 335i has won the title, with three other engines in the line-up also winning in their respective categories. One point to note is that the 335i engine is underrated when it leaves the factory. While official figures claim it develops ‘only’ 302hp, models that have been dyno’d regularly pump out more than 350hp.

Porsche’s legendary 3.6L 6-cylinder engine won for the 3.0-4.0L category but failed to topple the mighty 5.0L V10 from BMW in the best performance engine category. Toyota’s technical leadership in hybrid technology won it another award for the Hybrid Synergy Drive system.

BMW has been on somewhat of a winning streak lately and shows no sign of stopping when it comes to building the best engines in the world. The upcoming 204hp/400Nm 4-cylinder diesel is likely to feature in next year’s awards.

The main winners are:
Best engine
BMW 3.0L Twin-turbo (335i)

Best performance engine
BMW 5.0L V10 (M5, M6)

Best fuel economy/alternative
Toyota 1.5L Hybrid Synergy drive (Prius)

Click ahead to see the engines that won in the other categories.

<1.0 L
Toyota 1.0L (Aygo, Yaris, Peugeot 107, Citroën C1)

1.0 – 1.4L
Volkswagen 1.4L TSI (Golf, Touran, Jetta)

1.4 – 1.8L
BMW-PSA 1.6LTurbo (MINI, Peugeot 207)

1.8 – 2.0L
Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo (Golf, Audi A3, A6, SEAT Leon, Skoda Octavia)

2.0 – 2.5L
BMW 2.5L (325, 525, X3, Z4)

2.5 – 3.0L
BMW 3L Twin-Turbo (335i)

3.0 – 4.0L
Porsche 3.6L Turbo (911 Turbo)

More than 4.0L
BMW 5.0L V10 (M5, M6)

05-08-2007, 03:23 PM
This is great news! Thanks for posting - Cheers!!

05-08-2007, 03:48 PM
Congrats to BMW on some well-deserved awards for some awesome engines, although...

While official figures claim it develops ***8216;only***8217; 302hp, models that have been dyno***8217;d regularly pump out more than 350hp.I just cannot believe this 350hp rubbish is still being repeated. I guess this is all from that BS automobilemag dyno and their ricer math. :rolleyes: GM LS1 V8s are legit 350hp engines and dyno in the 300-310 rwhp range. From what I've seen the TT engine hits 270-280 rwhp which ain't quite a 350 bhp engine. Maybe 310, 320 if you push it, but that's about it.

05-08-2007, 05:01 PM
Not so sure it's rubbish. I read something about the 335i against the Audi RS4; the RS4 of course beat the Bimmer, but barely and the RS4 is a V8 with 420hp. I have driven the RS4 (true power house). Hmmmm..... Have you driven a 335i? I have, it's shocking, seriously....

05-08-2007, 05:29 PM
Either way, 270-280 rwhp on a Dynojet 248C doesn't equate to 350hp when a legit 350hp LS1 will put down 310 rwhp all day long. A 335i is 400-500 lbs lighter than an RS4, and doesn't have a power sopping AWD system holding it back either, so the 335i will put a greater proportion of its power to the ground than the Audi. I'm not surprised that the RS4 is quicker, but I'm also not surprised to hear that a 335i is not too far behind.

05-08-2007, 06:02 PM
BMW sweeps the engine awards again.........then again its' expected. After all, "motor" is their middle name :p

I remember 5 or so years ago, the 2.5 liter M54 engine won an award in the 2 to 2.5 liter catagory. So when people start dissin' my "weak" engine (thankfully, its rare), I ask them "so when was the last time your engine won an international award?"