2009 International Engine of the Year Results: VW 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger wins Award

18 06 2009

Volkswagen‘s innovative 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger engine wins the 2009 International Engine of the Year, beating out BMW’s potent 3.0-liter instruct-injected twin-turbo six-cylinder powerplant by just four points. The Twincharged 1.4 liter TSI also won both the 1.0 to 1.4 liter engine category and the honor of the Green Engine of the Year, beating out the Japanese hybrid power rivals from Toyota and Honda’s 1.3-liter IMA fusion powertrain.

VW 1.4 TSI Twincharger Engine of the Year 2009 img_1

The Engie of the Year gift is handed out based on the voting fallout of 65 motor scribes polled from all around the sphere. Some 32 countries are represented in the jury, plus the U.S., Japan, China, Germany, the U.K., and Korea.

View all results and video after the jump!!

Here full list of categories and their winners:

  • Best New Engine – Porsche’s 3.8-liter 385bhp flat-six
  • Best Performance Engine – Mercedes-AMG 6.2-liter V8
  • Sub 1-liter – Toyota 1-liter three-cylinder
  • 1.8-2.0L – Audi 2-liter TFSI
  • 2.0L-2.5L – Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre BlueEfficiency
  • 2.5L-3.9L – BMW 3-liter DI Twin Turbo
  • 3.0L-4.0L – BMW 4-liter V8
  • Above 4.0L – Mercedes-AMG 6.2-liter V8




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