Volkswagen’s 1.4L TSI twincharger engine has won the 2009 International Engine of the Year award. The engine is used on most of Volkswagen’s model range including the Golf, Scirocco and Eos, and is also used by Seat in the Ibiza Cupra.
Beating both Toyota and Honda’s electric hybrid powertrains, the turbocharged and supercharged 1.4L also won the 1.0L to 1.4L category and was voted Green Engine of the Year.
“The international judging panel is highly impressed by this VW engine,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards. “It’s a masterstroke of downsizing technology and a real engineering showcase. I have no doubt that this engine will become the template for a whole new generation of high efficiency, small capacity engines in the years to come.”
Although BMW missed out on the award this year, the German automaker’s M Power 4.0L V8 won the 3.0L to 4.0L category and its 3.0L DI twin-turbo preformed the best in the 2.5L to 3.-L category.
– By: Mo Eladawy