BMW Takes Overall Win at 2015 Engine of the Year Awards

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Jun 18, 2015

    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.