BMW: The most successful at 2010 International Engine of the Year awards-A A +A
Thursday, November 11, 2010
HALF of all engine classes at the 2010 "International Engine of the Year Awards" have been won by the BMW Group, highlighting the company’s ability to produce class-leading, efficient, yet high performance petrol and diesel engines.
Since the awards’ inception in 1999, the engines in BMW Group products have been honored with more than 50 class and overall victories. The winners of the "International Engine of the Year" awards are decided by a global jury made up of 76 engine journalists from 35 countries.
Winner in the 1.8 – 2.0-litre capacity class: This winning 2.0-litre four-cylinder BMW diesel engine features a fully aluminum direct injection power unit with turbochargers and common rail direct injection technology. Its technical prowess results in an output of 177hp and impressed jury members both with its pulling power and its outstanding efficiency. See this award-winning engine on the BMW X1 xDrive20d.
Winner in the 2.5 – 3.0-litre capacity class: Such is BMW’s dominance in this category. The 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine has replaced its predecessor engine at the top of the class. The new 306hp power unit comes with BMW’s new twin scroll single turbocharger and High Precision Direct Injection and VALVETRONIC systems for the optimum performance. It is featured on cars such as the BMW 335i Cabriolet. Its diesel equivalent, the new 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel engine came second in the judging which is used on the BMW X5 xDrive30d and BMW X6 xDrive30d.
Winner in the 3.0 - 4.0-litre capacity class: For the third year running, the 420hp 4.0-litre V8 engine used in high-performance sports cars such as the BMW M3 Saloon came top of the judges’ polling. The panel noted that in addition to brilliant performance qualities, they were impressed with the efficiency of the high-performance engine, which is combined with an Auto Start/Stop function, brake energy regeneration and other BMW Efficient Dynamics measures.
For more details or to see these award-winning vehicles up close, visit Pampanga Premier Cars BMW located at the Ground Floor CGIC Building, Jose Abad Santos Avenue, City of San Fernando, Pampanga with telephone number (045) 963-7777 or log on to www.LausAutoGroup.com. (Press Release)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on November 12, 2010.