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VW 1.4 Twincharger gained another feather in the cap

By SYF77 on 30 Jun 2010

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For the second consecutive year, the Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger engine has been declared the overall winner at the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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