This year’s Engine of the Year Awards have officially been announced, and we’re here to give you the low down.
This year’s judging panel included a total of 62 judges hailing from all over the globe. In order to choose a winner for each category, each judge compared the shortlisted engines to each other in their prospective categories. Qualities like performance, fuel economy and noise, among others, were all taken into account. The maximum possible score for each category was a 15 while the lowest score was a 1.
Last year’s International Engine of the Year, the BMW i8’s 1.5-liter three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid engine, was bumped out of first place by the Ferrari 3.9-liter biturbo V8 which powers the 488 GTB. In fact, Ferrari’s 3.9-liter Biturbo V8 cleaned house, winning many of the awards it was eligible for.
Here’s a list of the rest of the winning engines:
- International Engine of the Year – Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (Ferrari 488 GTB)
- Performance Engine – Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (Ferrari 488 GTB)
- New Engine – Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (Ferrari 488 GTB)
- Green Engine – Tesla full-electric powertrain (Tesla Model S)
- Above 4-liter – Ferrari 6.3-litre V12 (Ferrari F12 tdf)
- 3-liter to 4-liter – Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (Ferrari 488 GTB)
- 2.5-liter to 3-liter – Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo (Porsche 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera 4, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S)
- 2-liter to 2.5-liter – Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (Audi RS3, RSQ3)
- 1.8-liter to 2-liter – Mercedes-AMG 2-litre turbo (Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, CLA45 AMG, GLA45 AMG)
- 1.4-liter to 1.8-liter – BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid (BMW i8)
- 1-liter to 1.4-liter – PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo (Peugeot 208, 308, 2008, 3008, 5008, Citroen C3, C3 Picasso, C4 Cactus, C4, DS3, C4 Picasso / Grand Picasso, DS4)
- Sub 1-liter – Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Ford Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, Mondeo, EcoSport and Tourneo Connect/Courier)