Thursday, June 24, 2010

MINI 1.6L Turbo Wins Engine Of The Year Award

The BMW-PSA 1.6-litre turbo engine used in the MINI Cooper S won the Engine Of The year Award in the 1.6 to 1.8-litre class. Here is how the International Engine Awards are determined:
Judged by a panel of 65 renowned motoring journalists from 32 countries as disparate as the USA, Japan, China, Russia, New Zealand, India, Korea, Germany, France, Romania, South Africa, Mexico and the UK, the Awards highlight and acknowledge engine engineering excellence.

Judges apply their impressions from driving today's latest cars to help them find the powerplants that offer the best driveability, performance, economy, and refinement, and reward manufacturers for the successful application of advanced engine technology.

The Awards are organised by Engine Technology International, published by UKIP Media & Events, which also publish a number of other automotive titles including Automotive Testing Technology International, Tire Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International, Vehicle Dynamics International, Professional Motorsport World and European Automotive Components News.
Gabor Szecsenyi, from Russia’s Autoreview, gave the Mini Cooper S top marks:
This engine is very usable even in its most powerful form. It’s a real two-in-one piece of engineering: flexible for everyday use, but super sporty on track days. A winning powertrain combination.

[Source: BMWBLOG]

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