The International Engine of the Year announces its 2016 winners. And they are…

Every year, the Engine Technology International magazine promotes “The International Engine of the Year” award. It is decided by 62 judges from 31 countries. And it has given the main prize to a V engine after more than a decade. The chosen winner was the Ferrari 3.9 biturbo V8 engine that powers the Ferrari. And it won its own category, for engines between 3 liters and 4 liters, Performance Engine and New Engine.

2016 Ferrari 488GTB twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 engine

For the engines below or up to 1-liter, the winner, once again, was the Ford 1.0 EcoBoost.

Ford EcoBoost

The category for engines above 1-liter up to 1.4-liter was won by the PSA 1.2 Puretech turbo engine.

psa-12-puretech-turbo

From 1.4 liter up to 1.8 liter, BMW has claimed the main prize with its 1.5 3-cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric engine, the hybrid powertrain used by the i8.

BMW-TwinPower-Turbo-1_5Litre-engine

Among the engines from 1.8-liter up to 2-liter, the winning powerplant is the impressive M133, the 2.0 4-cylinder engine from Daimler that makes the A 43 AMG such a special car.

In the category from 2-liter up to 2.5-liter, another former winner has reclaimed the main prize: the 2.5 EA885 5-cylinder engine from Audi.

audis-25l-tfsi-engine

From 2.5-liter until 3-liter, the winning engine was the 3.0 boxer 6-cylinder turbo engine that is under the rear bonnet of the 911 Carrera.

Porsche-30-6-cylinder-turbo-engine

Since we have already revealed the winner of the 3-liter up to 4-liter category (the Engine of the Year), the powerplant above 4 liters to get the main prize was also from Ferrari, the 6.3 V12 that powers the TdF. Check it in the video below:

Last, but not least, the Green Engine of the year was the one used by the Tesla Model S. An all electric engine showing that ICE and electric engines will start to live along quite nicely.

tesla-engine

Check the full list of engines here:

 

Sub 1-liter

ENGINE POINTS
Ford 998cc three-cylinder turbo
(Ford Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max (100ps, 125ps), Fiesta Red/Black (140ps), Mondeo, EcoSport (125ps), Tourneo Connect / Courier (100ps))
348
Volkswagen 999cc three-cylinder turbo
(Audi A1 (95ps), Seat Leon, Volkswagen Golf (115ps), Volkswagen Up (90ps), Polo (95ps, 110ps), Seat Ibiza (85ps))
223
BMW 647cc two-cylinder electric-gasoline range-extender
(BMW i3 (170ps))
164
General Motors 999cc three-cylinder turbo
(Opel Adam, Corsa (90ps, 115ps), Astra (105ps))
122
Fiat Chrysler 875cc two-cylinder turbo
(Fiat 500 (80ps, 85ps, 105ps), Panda (85ps), Alfa Romeo Mito, Fiat 500L, Punto (105ps), Lancia Ypsilon (85ps))
96
Renault / Nissan 898cc three-cylinder turbo
(Renault Clio, Captur, Twingo, Dacia Sandero, Logan MCV, Smart Fortwo, Forfour (90ps))
71

 

1-liter to 1.4-liter

ENGINE POINTS
PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo
(Peugeot 208 (110ps), 308, 2008 (110ps, 130ps), 3008, 5008 (130ps), Citroen C3, C3 Picasso, C4 Cactus (110ps), C4, DS3 (110ps, 130ps), C4 Picasso / Grand Picasso, DS4 (130ps))
228
BMW 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo
(Mini One (75ps, 102ps))
174
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TFSI electric-gasoline hybrid
(Volkswagen Golf GTE, Audi A3 e-tron (204ps), Volkswagen Passat GTE (196ps))
154
Fiat Chrysler 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo
(Fiat 500 (137ps), 500L (120ps, 162ps), 500X (140ps, 162ps, 170ps), 124 Spider (140ps, 162ps), Punto (135ps), Alfa Romeo Mito (140ps, 170ps), Giulietta (170ps), Dodge Dart (162ps), Jeep Renegade (140ps, 162ps, 170ps))
108
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TFSI
(Volkswagen Beetle, Touran / Cross Touran, Sharan (150ps), Golf, Passat (125ps, 150ps), Scirocco (125ps), Jetta, Golf Cabriolet (122ps), Audi A1, A3, (125ps), A4, Q3 (150ps), Seat Ibiza (140ps), Leon (122ps, 150ps), Toledo (122ps), Skoda Rapid, Yeti (125ps), Octavia (140ps), Superb (125ps, 150ps))
102
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TFSI ACT
(Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Audi A3, Seat Leon (150ps))
97

 

1.4-liter to 1.8-liter

ENGINE POINTS
BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid
(BMW i8 (362ps))
260
BMW 1.5-litre turbo
(BMW 116i (109ps), 118i (136ps), 218i, 218i Active Tourer, 318i (136ps), X1 18i (150ps), Mini Cooper, Clubman Cooper (136ps), Clubman One (102ps))
152
Audi 1.8-litre TFSI
(Audi A1 (192ps), A3 (180ps), A5 (144ps), A6 (190ps), Seat Ibiza Cupra (180ps), Leon (180ps), Skoda Octavia (180ps), Superb (160ps), Yeti (152ps, 160ps), Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle (170ps), Passat, Polo GTI, Golf, Touran / Cross Touran (180ps))
125
Toyota / Lexus 1.8-litre electric-gasoline hybrid
(Toyota Auris / Corolla, Prius / Plug-in Prius (122ps), Lexus CT 200h (136ps))
103
BMW/PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.6-litre turbo
(BMW 114i (102ps), 320i (170ps), Mini Countryman Cooper S, Paceman Cooper S (190ps), Countryman Cooper Works, Paceman Cooper Works (218ps), Peugeot 208, 308, 508, 3008 (156ps), 5008 (165ps), 208 GTI (208ps), 308 GT (205ps), Citroen DS3 (165ps), DS3 Racing (202ps), DS4 (165ps, 210ps), C4 Picasso / Grand Picasso (165ps), DS5 (165ps, 200ps))
94
Mercedes-Benz 1.6-litre turbo
(Mercedes-Benz A160, B160 (102ps), C160 (129ps), A180, CLA180, B180, GLA180 (122ps), A200, CLA200, B200, GLA200, C180 (156ps), Infinti Q30 (122ps, 156ps))
54

 

1.8-liter to 2-liter

ENGINE POINTS
Mercedes-AMG 2-litre turbo
(Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, CLA45 AMG (360ps), GLA45 AMG (381ps))
209
Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI
(Audi S1 (231ps), TT (230ps), TT S (310ps), S3 (300ps), A4 (190ps, 252ps), A5 (225ps), A6, A7 (252ps), Q3 (180ps, 220ps), Q5 (180ps, 225ps), Seat Leon Cupra (265ps, 290ps), Alhambra (200ps), Skoda Octavia RS (220ps), Superb (200ps, 280ps), Volkswagen Golf GTi (220ps, 230ps), GTi Clubsport, Cabriotlet R (265ps), Golf R (300ps), Jetta (200ps), Passat (220ps), CC (210ps), Beetle (170ps, 211ps), Scirocco (180ps, 220ps), Scirocco R (280ps), Sharan (200ps), Tiguan (180ps))
188
Volvo 2-litre turbocharger supercharger electric-gasoline hybrid
(Volvo XC90, S90 (407ps))
174
Porsche 2-litre turbo
(Porsche 718 Boxster (300ps))
123
Volvo 2-litre turbocharger supercharger four-cylinder
(Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60 (306ps), XC90 (320ps))
109
BMW 2-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel
(BMW X1 16d, 316d (116ps), 118d, 218d, 318d, 518d, X1 18d (150ps), 318d Gran Turismo (143ps), 120d, 220d, 520d (190ps), 520d Gran Turismo (184ps), X1 20d (163ps, 184ps), 125d, 425d, 525d (218ps), 225d (224ps), 320d (163ps, 184ps, 190ps), X3 18d (150ps), X3 20d, X4 20d (190ps), X5 25d (218ps), Mini Cooper SD (170ps), Clubman Cooper SD (190ps), Countryman Cooper SD, Paceman Cooper SD (143ps), Clubman Cooper D (150ps), Countryman Cooper D, Paceman Cooper D (112ps))
91

2-liter to 2.5-liter

ENGINE POINTS
Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo
(Audi RS3 (367ps), RSQ3 (340ps))
307
Porsche 2.5-litre turbo
(Porsche 718 Boxster S (350ps))
204
Ford 2.3-litre turbo
(Ford Focus RS (350ps))
164
Mazda 2.2-litre diesel
(Mazda 3 / Axela (150ps), 6 / Atenza, CX-5 (150ps, 175ps))
100
Mercedes-Benz 2.1-litre electric-diesel hybrid
(Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, E300 Hybrid (231ps), S300 Hybrid (204ps))
97
Ford 2.3-litre turbo
(Ford Mustang (309ps), Lincoln MKC (289ps))
88

2.5-liter to 3-liter

ENGINE POINTS
Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo
(Porsche 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera 4, (370ps), 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S (400ps))
252
BMW M 3-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder
(BMW M M3, M4 (431ps), M4 GTS (500ps) M2 (370ps))
203
BMW 3-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder
(BMW M135i, 235i (326ps), 340i, 440i (326ps), 640i, 740i (320ps), 335i Grand Turismo, Z4 35i, 535i, X3 35i, X4 35i, X5 35i, X6 35i (306ps), Z4 35is (340ps), X4 M40i (360ps))
178
BMW M Performance 3-litre tri-turbo diesel six-cylinder
(BMW M550d, X5 M50d, X6 M50d (381ps))
137
Jaguar Land Rover 3-litre V6 supercharged
(Jaguar F-Type, F-Pace (340ps, 380ps), XE, XF, XJ, Land Rover Discovery4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport (340ps))
104
Volkswagen 3-litre six-cylinder TDI
(Audi A4 (218ps, 272ps), A6, A7 (218ps, 272ps, 320ps, 326ps), A8, Q5 (258ps), SQ5 (313ps, 340ps), Q7 (218ps, 272ps, 258ps), Volkswagen Touareg (204, 262), Porsche Panamera (300ps), Macan S Diesel (258ps), Cayenne (262ps))
86

3-liter to 4-liter

ENGINE POINTS
Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8
(Ferrari 488 GTB (669ps))
395
Mercedes-AMG 4-litre biturbo V8
(Mercedes-AMG GT (462ps), GT S (510ps), Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (476ps), C63 S AMG (510ps), Mercedes-Benz G500 (421ps) )
206
Porsche 4-litre boxer
(Porsche 911 GT3 RS (500ps))
141
Porsche 3.8-litre boxer
(Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (430ps), 911 GT3 (475ps))
125
McLaren 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8
(McLaren 675LT (675ps))
122
Porsche 3.8-litre boxer turbo
(Porsche 911 Turbo (520ps), 911 Turbo S (580ps) )
115

Above 4-liter

ENGINE POINTS
Ferrari 6.3-litre V12
(Ferrari F12 tdf (780ps))
227
Audi 5.2-litre V10
(Audi R8 (540ps, 610ps), Lamborghini Huracan (580ps, 610ps))
161
Mercedes-AMG 5.5-litre V8 turbo
(Mercedes-AMG E63 AMG, CLS63 AMG, GLE63 AMG (557ps), E63 S AMG, CLS63 S AMG, GLE63 S AMG, GLS500, S63 AMG, SL63 AMG (585ps), G63 AMG (571ps))
124
BMW M 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8
(BMW M5, M6 (560ps), X5M, X6M (575ps))
110
Lamborghini 6.5-litre V12
(Lamborghini Aventador, Veneno (700ps))
85
General Motors 6.2-litre V8 supercharged
(Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 (660ps), Camaro ZL1 (587ps), Cadillac CTS-V (648ps), Vauxhall VXR8 (585ps))
82

Green Engine

ENGINE POINTS
Tesla full-electric powertrain
(Tesla Model S (320ps, 332ps 422ps, 469ps 700ps), Model X (332ps, 525ps, 773ps))
256
BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid
(BMW i8 (362ps))
176
Volvo 2-litre turbocharger supercharger electric-gasoline hybrid
(Volvo XC90, S90 (407ps))
97
BMW full-electric powertrain
(BMW i3 (170ps))
87
Ford 998cc three-cylinder turbo
(Ford Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, (100ps, 125ps), Fiesta Red/Black (140ps), Mondeo, EcoSport (125ps), Tourneo Connect / Courier (100ps))
69
Porsche 3-litre electric-gasoline plug-in hybrid
(Porsche Panamera PHEV, Cayenne PHEV (416ps))
61

New Engine

ENGINE POINTS
Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8
(Ferrari 488 GTB (669ps))
340
Volvo 2-litre turbocharger supercharger electric-gasoline hybrid
(Volvo XC90, S90 (407ps))
204
Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo
(Porsche 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera 4, (370ps), 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S (400ps))
174
Honda 2-litre turbo
(Honda Civic Type R (310ps))
110
Ford 2.3-litre turbo
(Ford Focus RS (350ps))
104
Porsche 4-litre boxer
(Porsche 911 GT3 RS (500ps))
99

Performance Engine

ENGINE POINTS
Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8
(Ferrari 488 GTB (669ps))
311
Ferrari 6.3-litre V12
(Ferrari F12 tdf (780ps))
94
Porsche 4-litre boxer
(Porsche 911 GT3 RS (500ps))
77
Mercedes-AMG 4-litre biturbo V8
(Mercedes-AMG GT (462ps), GT S (510ps), Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (476ps), C63 S AMG (510ps), Mercedes-Benz G500 (421ps) )
73
BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid
(BMW i8 (362ps))
72
Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo
(Porsche 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera 4, (370ps), 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S (400ps))
58

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.