The International Engine of the Year Awards have become one of the most sought-after automotive accolades and an effective marketing tool for triumphant marques.
For 2007, the award was judged by a panel of 62 renowned motoring journalists from 29 countries encompassing the USA, Japan, China, Russia, New Zealand, India, Korea, Germany, France, South Africa, and the UK, the Awards highlight and acknowledge powerplant engineering excellence.
Judges apply their impressions from driving today's latest cars to help them find the engines that offer the best driveability, performance, economy, and refinement, and reward manufacturers for the successful application of advanced engine technology.
The winners for 2007 are:
Best New Engine of 2007: BMW 3.0L Twin-Turbo (335i)
Best Fuel Economy: Toyota 1.5L Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius)
Best Performance Engine: BMW 5.0L V10 (M5, M6)
<1.0L: Toyota 1-litre (Toyota Aygo, Yaris, Peugeot 107, Citroën C1)
1.0L to 1.4L: VW 1.4L TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Polo, Touran, Jetta)
1.4L to 1.8L: BMW-PSA 1.6L Turbo (MINI, Peugeot 207)
1.8L to 2.0L: VW 2.0L Turbo FSI (VW Golf, Passat, Audi A3, A4, A6, SEAT Leon, Skoda Octavia)
2.0L to 2.5L: BMW 2.5L (325, 525, X3, Z4)
2.5L to 3.0L: BMW 3.0L Twin-Turbo (335i coupe)
3.0L to 4.0L: Porsche 3.6L Turbo (911 Turbo)
Above 4.0L: BMW 5.0L V10 (M5, M6)
* The Awards are organised by UKIP Media & Events - Automotive Magazines Division, Britain’s largest group of technical car publications.