June 21, 2011
by CAR Staff
Canadian Automotive Review: JUNE 2011
Four BMW engines have been honoured with the International Engine of the Year Award for 2011.
The 4-litre V8 power unit of the BMW M3, the 3-litre, straight six-cylinder gas engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the 2-litre four-cylinder diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and the new 1.6-litres four-cylinder power unit under the hood of the MINI Cooper S all received an Engine of the Year award. The award-winning engines are used in a number of current models of the BMW and MINI brands.
The award winners were selected by an international jury, which consisted this year of 65 car journalists from 32 countries. The awards ceremony took place during the trade fair, Engine Expo, in Stuttgart.
Since 1999, BMW has claimed more than 50 class and overall victories in the Engine of the Year Award competition.