BMW has been named the overall winner at the 2015 International Engine of the Year Awards, thanks to the superior performance potential of its Efficient Dynamics technology package, which has been constantly tailored and refined since 2007 to provide the best balance between driving pleasure and fuel consumption and emissions.
BMW racked up four total awards. The highlight was no doubt the BMW i8’s TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol engine, which was not just named best in its class but also the “best new engine” and the best overall engine when paired with its electric motor.
The combination of the two motors results in 231 horsepower sent to the rear wheels and 131 horsepower to the front wheels, with a top speed of 160 mph (75 mph in all-electric mode), a 0 to 62 mph sprint of just 4.4 seconds, and an electric-only range of up to 23 miles. When traveling in hybrid mode, the BMW i8 gets about 135 mpg on the European cycle and emits 49 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
The M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line petro engine found in both the BMW M3 and M4 available here at Perillo BMW was also named the best of its kind in the 2.5 to 3.0-liter displacement category.