The 72 member panel was impressed that the engine produces almost 180 bhp (134 kW / 183 PS), despite its small capacity, thanks to the intelligent use of both a turbocharger and a supercharger. According to IEOTYA co-chairman Dean Slavnich, "That VW's clever 1.4-liter Twincharger is still proclaimed by the judges as the best engine on sale in the world today demonstrates the class of this highly refined trend setter."
The Fiat 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo (from the Alfa Romeo MiTo / Giulietta) won the title of ‘New Engine of the Year’, beating out 66 competitors in the process. Surprisingly, the judges put it ahead of Ferrari's 4.5-liter V8 (from the 458 Italia) and BMW's 4.4-litre V8 (from the X5 M / X6 M).
Class specific honors went to the Mercedes-AMG 6.3-liter V8, the BMW 4.0-liter V8 (from the M3), the BMW 3.0-liter twin turbo, the Audi 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo (from the TT-RS), the BMW 2.0-liter twin turbo diesel, the BMW-PSA 1.6-liter turbo (from the MINI Cooper S / Peugeot 207), the Toyota 1.0-liter three-cylinder (from the iQ), and Toyota's hybridized 1.8-liter from the Prius.