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AlpWhitE46
05-12-2006, 12:23 PM
BMW has scooped top honours in the 2006 International Engine of the Year awards with its 5.0-litre V10 unit from the M5 and M6. It is the second year the powerplant has won the coveted title and the first time ever that an engine has won back-to-back honours in the international awards.

A global panel of 61 motoring experts were unanimous in their opinion of the 5.0-litre V10 engine, referring to it as “a technical tour de force” and “a masterpiece”. In addition to the overall title the 4,999cc powerplant beat competition from Ferrari and Mercedes-AMG to also be crowned Best Performance Engine. The BMW 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, currently featured in the 535d Saloon and Touring, also won its class and came in the top three overall for the second year in succession.

BMW’s tally of overall awards and category wins now stands at 31 – far more than any other car manufacturer. The 3.2-litre engine from the BMW M3, and now in the BMW Z4 M Roadster, took top honours in its category for the sixth time in succession, another record for the Engine of the Year awards.

Jim O’Donnell, Managing Director of BMW (UK) Ltd, said: “To win the International Engine of the Year once is a great achievement but to do it twice in succession with the same engine is unprecedented. We are extremely proud of the accolades bestowed on BMW at these awards. It is the supreme recognition of all the work our engineers and designers have done to create award-winning engines.”

BMW’s list of honours at the International Engine of the Year Awards:

International Engine of the Year Award 2006
1 BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)
2 Volkswagen 1.4-litre
3 BMW Diesel 3-litre twin turbo

Best Performance Engine Award 2006
1 BMW 5.0-litre V10
2 Ferrari 4.3-litre V8
3 Mercedes-AMG 6.0-litre twin-turbo

Best Engine Above 4-litres Award 2006
1 BMW 5.0-litre V10
2 Ferrari 4.3-litre V8
3 Mercedes AMG 6.0-litre twin-turbo

Best Engine 3.0-litre to 4.0-litre Award 2006
1 BMW 3.2-litre six-cylinder
2 Toyota 3.5-litre V6 hybrid
3 Porsche 3.8-litre six-cylinder

Best Engine 2.5-litre to 3-litre Award 2006
1 BMW 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder diesel
2 BMW 3.0-litre six-cylinder
3 Honda 3.0-litre V6 hybrid

V-Thang
05-12-2006, 02:20 PM
Only thing I dont agree with is the Inline 6 category.... I think the best Inline 6 engine is the Toyota Supra motor! That thing is capable of 1300whp!!!

I agree with all the other awards.

paul christians
05-12-2006, 05:36 PM
^^^^can you still buy the car at a dealership?????????

golden
05-12-2006, 05:51 PM
^^ exactly, and they aren't talking about the modibility of engines... yes, you can mod a supra engine to death, so what.

SickFinga
05-12-2006, 05:56 PM
Only thing I dont agree with is the Inline 6 category.... I think the best Inline 6 engine is the Toyota Supra motor! That thing is capable of 1300whp!!!

I agree with all the other awards.


1. Its out of production.
2. From the factory supra engine SUCKS period.

3.0i twin turbo and just 320hp?
bmw had 3.2l with 321hp NA at the same time.

No one gives award to what's it is "capable" of. And the engines that run 1300rwhp has like 90% of aftermarket internal anyway, so how is it Toyota engine now?

Mystikal
05-13-2006, 11:01 AM
LOL, dumbest comment ever.

If you wanna talk modibility and engines over all time, I vote the small block.

Antz_Marchin
05-13-2006, 02:27 PM
^agreed.......If there was only one engine that I had to pick out of that list, it would in fact be the inline 6 over any other. This engine has been the core of the BMW lineup since 1933 and for our purposes from the E30 til the E46/E90 it has been reliable and increasing in power up to a NA 333 hp. In my opinion it's the definitive BMW engine and although the power bump from the V8 will be nice, I'm gonna miss it when it doesn't go in the new M3.

V-Thang
05-13-2006, 05:51 PM
Ok my bad I forgot to say that the Supra Inline 6 motor is the best for modding!

There are 1000hp m3's but not many! even if there are a lot, still not as near as how many 1000hp supras out there.