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Ferrari wins 2016 International Engine of the Year


Ford Ecoboost bags fifth straight award for sub-1.0 class

The International Engine of the Year awards group announced their winning engine of 2016 with Ferrari taking top honors this year. BMW and Porsche join the Italian supercar maker in the top three spots of 2016 while the Ford 1.0 Ecoboost makes its fifth appearance in the top 10. The International Engine of the Year body also announced their category winners.

The Ferrari 3.9 liter V8 rose to the top with 331 points and also won the 3.5 to 4.0 liter class. In addition, it also won the Performance Engine of 2016 and the Best New Engine for 2016. This particular engine is seen in the Ferrari 488 GTB and produces 669 PS and 760 Nm of torque. In second place was the 1.5 liter 3-cylinder hybrid seen in the i8 gas-electric sports car. Combined output is rated at 362 PS and 550 Nm of torque. Third place went to the new 3.0 turbocharged flat six engine from the Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S. In the standard Carrera, it has an output of 370 PS and 390 Nm of torque while in Carrera S form, power bumps up to 400 PS and 440 Nm of torque.


For the sub-1.0 liter class, Ford makes it a five-peat with their Ecoboost engine with a total score of 348 points. The 998cc turbocharged three cylinder motor sees duty in the Fiesta, Ecosport, Focus, C-Max, Mondeo and Tourneo Connect. It also marks the fifth year the Ford 1.0 Ecoboost makes an appearance in the top ten finalists.

Winning the 1.0 to 1.4 liter class was Peugeot's 1.2 liter three cylinder turbocharged mill. New last year, the sees service in various B and C-segment PSA products as well as Peugeot and Citroen MPVs. This particular engine is available in two guises, one with 110 PS and the other with 130 PS.

With its top three finish in this year's awards, the BMW 1.5 liter hybrid in the i8 takes the win for the 1.4 to 1.8 liter category.

Getting the top spot for the 1.8 to 2.0 liter class is the 2.0 liter turbo from Mercedes-AMG. Fitted in the A45, CLA45 and GLA45, turbocharged mill puts out 360 PS and 450 Nm of torque in the A45 and CLA45. Output in the GLA45 is rated at 381 PS and 475 Nm of torque.

Audi took the win in the 2.0 to 2.5 liter class with their 2.5 liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine. The engine was made by Audi RS division and is fitted in the RS3 and RSQ3 crossover. For the hot hatch, the five-cylinder mill pushes out 367 PS and 465 Nm of torque. It is slightly detuned for the RSQ3 at 340 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Another VW group engine bagged the 2.5 to 3.0 class win with the aforementioned Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S engine.

Apart from the 488 GTB, another Ferrari took home a class win. For the Above 4.0 liter category, the company's 6.3 liter V12 is the lone naturally aspirated engine to win an award this year. Fitted in the F12 Berlinetta, it produces 740 PS and 690 Nm of torque.

Last but not the least is the Green Engine of the Year which was won by Tesla. The full electric powertrain sees duty in the Model S and Model X crossover and comes in various power outputs. For the Model S, customers can choose from 320 PS to 700 PS while the Model X's output ranges from 332 PS to 773 PS.

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