Ford, PSA, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-AMG also win awards.
Ferrari won the 2016 International Engine of the Year award for its 3.9-liter biturbo V8 engine. The annual awards, presented by Engine Technology International magazine, actually gave four separate commendations to Ferrari’s mill: New Engine, Performance Engine, 3.0-4.0-Liter Engine, and the headlining Engine of the Year. The engine is used in the Ferrari 488 GTB, 488 Spider, and 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.”
Ferrari also took home the Above 4.0-Liter category, with the 6.3-liter V12 from the F12tdf.
The Sub 1-Liter award went to Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost inline-three engine, which is used in the Focus and Fiesta in the U.S. and many vehicles in Europe. That’s the fifth year in a row that the teensy engine has won its category in the Engine of the Year awards.
The 1.0-1.4-Liter category went to PSA Peugeot Citröen’s 1.2-liter turbocharged inline-three, and the 1.4-1.8-Liter award was given to the 1.5-liter turbocharged hybrid powertrain used in the BMW i8. Mercedes-AMG’s 2.0-liter turbo-four nabbed the 1.8-2.0-Liter award, and Audi’s rorty 2.5-liter turbo inline-five scored the 2.0-2.5-Liter nomination. The 2.5-3.0-Liter award went to the new biturbo 3.0-liter flat-six in the Porsche 911 Carrera range. The final category, Best Green Engine, went to the Tesla Model S and Model X all-electric powertrains.
Source: International Engine of the Year Award