Engine of the Year 2010: Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI

Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger engine takes the top award at the International Engine of the Year Awards for second consecutive year.

This little engine boasts almost 180 bhp, thanks to the intelligent use of both a turbocharger and a supercharger.

Dean Slavnich, editor of organizing magazine Engine Technology International and co-chair of the 72-strong international judging panel of esteemed motoring journalists, said: “It is a fantastic achievement for VW to have won the award for a second consecutive year, and it demonstrates that engine downsizing is very much here to stay. We’ve seen more new engines launched into the market than ever before in the Awards’ history, and the vast majority of them were below 1.8 liters. 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 12th annual International Engine of the Year Awards ceremony took place at Engine Expo 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany, on the 23 June.

Above 4-liters
Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (C 63 AMG, S 63 AMG, SL 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, CLS 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG) 236
Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 (458 Italia) 146
Jaguar 5-litre V8 Supercharged (Jaguar XF, XJ, XK, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport) 126
BMW M 5-litre V10 (M5, M6) 84
BMW 4.4-litre DI Turbo (550i, 750i, X5, X6) 80
Porsche 4.8-litre Turbo V8 (Panamera, Cayenne) 79

3-liter to 4-liter
BMW 4-litre V8 (M3) 267
Porsche 3.8-litre flat six (GT3, 911 GT3 RS) 179
Nissan 3.8-litre Twin Turbo (GT-R) 156
Porsche 3.6-litre Turbo (911 Turbo, 911 S Turbo GT2) 150
Porsche 3.8-litre flat six DI (911) 119
Porsche 3.4-litre flat six DI (Boxster, Boxster Spyder, Cayman S) 89

2.5-liter to 3-liter
BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo (135i, 335i, 535i, X5 35i, X6 35i, Z4) 332
BMW Diesel 3-litre Twin Turbo (335d, 635d, X3 35d, X5 40d, 740d) 278
Audi 3-litre DI Supercharged (S4, S5) 125
Jaguar/Ford/PSA Diesel 3-litre (Citroën C5, C6, Peugeot 407 Coupe, Jaguar XF, XJ, Range Rover Sport) 117
Porsche 2.9-litre flat-six DI (Boxster, Cayman) 109
Audi/VW 3-litre TDI (Audi A4, A4 Allroad, A5, A5 Sportback, A6, A6 Allroad, Q5, Q7, VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne) 82

2-liter to 2.5-liter
Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (Audi TT RS) 269
Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre (C-Class, E-Class) 185
Subaru 2.5-litre flat-four turbo (Forester, Impreza, Legacy) 123
Ford 2.5-litre Hybrid (Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid) 110
BMW 2.5-litre DI six-cylinder (Z4 23i) 101
Honda Diesel 2.2-litre DTEC (Accord, Accord Type S, CR-V) 82

1.8-liter to 2-liter
BMW 2-litre Twin Turbo Diesel (123d, X1 23d) 293
Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI (Audi A4, A4 Allroad, A5, A5 Sportback, A6, Q5, S3, VW Scirocco, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Golf, Seat Leon, Cupra R, Exeo, Skoda Octavia RS) 215
Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI (Audi TT, VW Eos, Golf, Seat Leon, FR/Cupra, Seat Altea/XL/Freetrack) 156
Honda 2-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC (Civic Type-R) 150
Mitsubishi 2-litre Turbo (Evo, Lancer) 73
Subaru 2-litre Diesel (Impreza, Outlook, Forester, Legacy) 71

1.4-liter to 1.8-liter
BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo (MINI Cooper S, Clubman Cooper S, Peugeot 207, 308, MINI JCW, Clubman JCW) 268
Toyota Hybrid 1.8-litre (Prius, Auris) 185
Audi 1.8-litre TFSI (Audi A5, A4, A3, TT, Seat Leon, Altea/XL/Freetrack, Exeo, Skoda Octavia, Superb, Yeti, VW Passat, Passat CC) 133
Mercedes-Benz 1.8-litre Supercharged (CLC, C-Class, SLK, E-Class) 98
Alfa Romeo 1.7-litre DI Turbo (159, Brera, Spider, Giulietta) 84
Volkswagen 1.6-litre TDi (VW Polo, Jetta, Passat, Audi A3, Seat Ibiza, Seat Leon, Altea/XL/Freetrack) 61

1-liter to 1.4-liter
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra) 307
Fiat 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo (Alfa MiTo, Giulietta) 254
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Turbo (VW Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, Skoda Superb, Octavia, Audi A1, Audi A3, Seat Leon, Altea/XL) 241
Volkswagen 1.2-litre TSI (VW Polo, Golf, Seat Ibiza ST, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Yeti) 146
Honda Hybrid 1.3-litre (Insight, Civic) 87
Fiat 1.4-litre Turbo (Fiat Punto Evo, Abarth 500, Abarth Grande Punto, Bravo, Linea, Lancia Delta, Alfa Romeo Mito, Giulietta) 70

Sub 1-liter
Toyota 1-litre three-cylinder (Toyota Aygo, IQ, Yaris/Vitz, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, Subaru Justy) 301
Smart Diesel 799cc (Smart Fortwo) 247
Mitsubishi 999cc three-cylinder Turbo (Smart Fortwo) 237
Opel 1-litre three-cylinder Twinport (Opel Agila, Corsa, Suzuki Alto, Splash) 131
Mitsubishi 999cc three-cylinder (Smart Fortwo) 76
Kia 1-litre four-cylinder (Picanto) 75

Performance Engine
Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (C 63 AMG, S 63 AMG, SL 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, CLS 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG) 220
Porsche 3.8-litre flat six (GT3, 911 GT3 RS) 125
BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo (135i, 335i, 535i, X5 35i, X6 35i, Z4) 67
Ferrari 6-litre V12 (599 GTB) 67
Nissan 3.8-litre Twin Turbo (GT-R) 64
BMW 4.4-litre V8 (X5 M, X6 M) 60

New Engine
Fiat 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo (Alfa MiTo, Giulietta) 228
Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 (458 Italia) 200
Volkswagen 1.2-litre TSI (VW Polo, Golf, Seat Ibiza ST, Škoda Octavia, Yeti) 134
Mercedes-Benz 4-litre Hybrid (S400) 76
VW 3-litre TSI Hybrid (VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne) 71
BMW 4.4-litre V8 (X5 M, X6 M) 68

Green Engine
Toyota hybrid 1.8-litre (Prius, Auris) 216
Fiat 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo (Alfa MiTo Giulietta) 106
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra) 104
BMW Diesel 2-litre Twin Turbo (123d, X1 23d) 79
Honda hybrid 1.3-litre (Insight, Civic) 67
Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre (C-Class, E-Class) 58

The International Engine of the Year Award 2010 – Overall Results
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra) 384
BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo (135i, 335i, 535i, X5 35i, X6 35i, Z4) 365
Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (C 63 AMG, S 63 AMG, SL 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, CLS 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG) 258
BMW Diesel 2-litre Twin Turbo (123d, X1 23d) 218
BMW M 4-litre V8 (M3) 169
Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (Audi TT RS) 155
BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo (MINI Cooper S, Clubman Cooper S, Peugeot 207, 308, MINI JCW, Clubman JCW) 153
Toyota 1-litre (Aygo, IQ, Yaris/Vitz, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, Subaru Justy)

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