Ford was crowned for the fifth consecutive year in the small engine category, while PSA, BMW, Audi and Mercedes-AMG also took home category wins.
But most importantly the Pracing Horse brand took home the big title – 2016 International Engine of the Year – for its 3.9-liter biturbo V8 engine. In addition, the Engine Technology International magazine patroned award had four separate commendations for the powerplant: New Engine, Performance Engine, 3.0-4.0-Liter Engine, and the main achievement. The new engine is being used inside a plethora of models – such as the 488 GTB, 488 Spider and the California T. “Ferrari’s return to twin-turbo technology for the V8 range has set a new benchmark for turbo-charged engines,” the automaker said in a statement. “Zero turbo lag and a progressive delivery of torque throughout the rev range maintain unprecedented levels of driver involvement.”
And Ferrari also won another category – the Above 4.0-Liter section – thanks to the spectacular 6.3-liter V12 from the F12tdf. The Sub 1-Liter went for the fifth consecutive year to Ford’s 1-liter EcoBoost housed inside many of its models. The 1.0-1.4-Liter category went to PSA Peugeot Citroen’s 1.2-liter turbocharged inline-three, and the 1.4-1.8-Liter award was snatched by the 1.5-liter turbocharged hybrid powertrain used in the BMW i8. Mercedes-AMG’s 2.0-liter turbo-four took home the 1.8-2.0-Liter award, and Audi’s 2.5-liter turbo inline-five scored the 2.0-2.5-Liter win. The 2.5-3.0-Liter award was granted to the new biturbo 3.0-liter flat-six in the Porsche 911 Carrera and the Best Green Engine was of course a Tesla win.