VW 1.4-litre wins the International Engine of the Year award

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

To be the best in today's market a powerplant should not only come with enough potency but should also provide fuel economy. In this regard, it comes as no surprise that the 1.4-liter Twincharger powerplant of Volkswagen has been awarded the 2009 International Engine of the Year ahead of BMW's 3.0-liter direct-injected twin-turbo 6-cylinder unit and with just four points separating them.

The award is given based on the outcome of the poll of 65 auto scribes from around the world. This year's jury is represented by 32 countries including China, Germany, Korea, the US and UK.

Besides the mentioned award, the supercharged and turbocharged unit of VW also garnered the Green Engine of the Year trophy ahead of Honda's 1.3-liter IMA hybrid powertrain. 

International Engine of the Year Awards 2009 Winner:

  • Best New Engine of 2009 Porsche 3.8-litre flat-six (911);
  • Green Engine of the Year Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta);
  • Performance Engine of the Year Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML);

Sub 1-litre: Toyota 1-litre (Aygo, Yaris, Peugeot 107, Citroen C1, Subaru Justy);

1-litre to 1.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf, Eos, Scirocco, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta, Seat Ibiza Cupra);

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: Audi 2-litre TFSI (A4, A5, Q5, VW Scirocco, Golf GTi);

2-litre to 2.5-litre: Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre (BlueEffieciency C-Class, BlueEffieciency E-Class);

2.5-litre to 3-litre: BMW 3-litre DI Twin-Turbo (135, 335, X6, Z4, 730);

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

Above 4-litre: Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML).

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