BMW Group bagged four engine awards at the 2015 International Engine of the year awards. The engine of the BMW i8 won two class wins as well as was declared the overall winner, with a further class win being garnered by the engine of the BMW M3 and BMW M4.
The BMW i8 engine was voted class winner for its BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol engine, while the overall drive unit of the BMW i8 claimed a further class win as the best new engine. Its combination of electric motor and petrol engine also earned it the overall victory. In the 2.5 to 3.0-litre displacement category, the M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line petrol engine of the BMW M3 and BMW M4 came out on top.
The International Engine of the Year Awards were launched in 1999, when 66 class and overall wins have gone to engines developed for BMW models. Each year an expert panel of judges, this time comprising 65 motoring journalists from 31 countries, selects the best engines in numerous categories. The prize-winners were presented with their awards on Wednesday, June 17, against the backdrop of the Engine Expo trade fair in Stuttgart.
The CarWale team congratulates the BMW Group and we hope to see some new innovations from the Germany-based automobile giant.