BMW Takes Overall Win at 2015 Engine of the Year Awards

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BMW Takes Overall Win at 2015 Engine of the Year Awards

BMW has been named the overall winner at the Engine of the Year Awards 2015.

The German automaker accumulated four wins in this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards with the drive unit in the BMW i8 earning two class wins in addition to being named the overall winner. BMW also got a class win with the engine powering the BMW M3 and M4 models.

The BMW i8 unit was voted class winner with its three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine that has 231 hp, while the overall powertrain claimed a class win as the best “new engine.”

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The M3 and M4 powerplant got the win in the 2.5- to 3.0-liter displacement category and helps solidify BMW’s performance potential of the Efficient Dynamics technology package. Since the Engine of the Year Awards were launched in 1999, the German automaker has secured 66 class and overall wins.

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  • craigcole

    Though I haven’t sampled it yet, that straight six in the M3 and M4 looks like a REAL winner. Can’t wait to get some time in one of those cars.

  • Seamasters

    Its bloody brilliant, one of the best 6 cylinder engines ever, the power delivery and response is Amazing. M4 will soon be one of the best M cars.

  • ColumWood

    It’s a friggin beast Craig!