Tuesday, August 14, 2018

BMW ends Ford’s victory streak at International Engine Awards 2015

The International Engine Awards 2015 concluded on 17th June with BMW 1.5 Litre petrol electric hybrid topping the charts, ending the 3 year long victory streak by Ford’s 999cc three-cylinder turbo EcoBoost engine. To add to the spoils, the petrol electric hybrid and the i8 also won awards in the ‘Best new Engine’ and the ‘1.4 litre – 1.8 litre categories’.

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In what was a very closely contested fight, the BMW’s petrol-hybrid motor ended Ford’s 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine dominance by a slender 7-point margin. However, Ford did have something to cheer about. Its 999cc EcoBoost engine was adjudged the best engine in the ‘Sub 1-litre’ category for the fourth consecutive year.

The BMW i8 engine was voted class winner for its BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol engine, while the overall drive unit of the BMW i8 claimed a further class win as the best new engine. Its combination of electric motor and petrol engine also earned it the overall victory. In the 2.5 to 3.0-litre displacement category, the M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line petrol engine of the BMW M3 and BMW M4 came out on top.

 

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