150037_carFerrari made a clean sweep at the 2016 International Engine of the Year awards with its 3.9-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Next to winning the crown, it also came out victorious in four different categories.

It has been almost a decade since an engine with more than four cylinders was crowned Engine of the Year and it is the first time the Italian manufacturer takes the overall win. Last year it was BMW with the 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid and before that Ford took three consecutive wins with the 998cc three-cylinder EcoBoost. This year these two engine won the 1.4 to 1.8 Litre and Sub 1-Litre categories respectively.

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Porsche 3-Litre flat six

In the categories 1.0 to 1.4 Litre, 1.8 to 2.0 Litre and 2.0 to 2.5 Litre the winners were PSA Peugeot Citroen with the 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo, Mercedes-AMG with their brilliant 2-litre turbo four cylinder and Audi with the iconic 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo. Porsche came out first in the 2.5 to 3.0 Litre segment with the brand new 3-litre flat six turbo. Ferrari snatched first place in the category for 3.0 to 4.0 Litre with the 3.9-litre biturbo V8 and also in the category Above 4-Litre with the magnificent 6.3-litre V12.

There are also awards for the best Green Engine, New Engine and Performance engine and Ferrari’s V8 also took the latter two where Tesla came out as the preferred drive train in the Green category according to the jurors.

Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC, AMG 2,0-Liter-Turbomotor mit 280 kW (381 PS) Höchstleistung und maximalen Drehmoment von 475 NewtonmeternJudged by 63 motoring journalists from 31 different countries, including founding member of GearBoxTV Natan Tazelaar representing the Netherlands, the nominated engines are judged based on subjective driving impressions and technical knowledge. Fuel economy, smoothness, performance, noise and driveability are taken into account as well. Jurors each have 25 points to award to their five favorite engines in each category with a maximum of 15 points and a minimum of 1 point per engine. Engines cannot be tied for first position.

Engine Model Points
Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 Ferrari 488 GTB 331
BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid BMW i8 278
Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo Porsche 911 267
PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo Peugeot 208, 308, Citroen C3, DS3, C3 Picasso, C4 Cactus, C4, DS4 180
Ford 998cc three-cylinder turbo Ford Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, Fiesta Red/Black, Mondeo, EcoSport, Tourneo Connect / Courier 157
Mercedes-AMG 2-litre turbo Mercedes A45 AMG, CLA45 AMG, GLA45 AMG 136
Ferrari 6.3-litre V12 Ferrari F12 tdf 107
Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo Audi RS3, RSQ3 94
Category Engine Model
Overall Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 Ferrari 488 GTB
Sub 1-Litre Ford 998cc three-cylinder turbo Ford Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, Fiesta Red/Black, Mondeo, EcoSport, Tourneo Connect / Courier
1.0 to 1.4 Litre PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo Peugeot 208, 308, Citroen C3, DS3, C3 Picasso, C4 Cactus, C4, DS4
1.4 to 1.8 Litre BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid BMW i8
1.8 to 2.0 Litre Mercedes-AMG 2-litre turbo Mercedes A45, CLA45, GLA45 AMG. (45AMG)
2.0 to 2.5 Litre Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo Audi RS Q3 (2.5 TFSI)
2.5 to 3.0 Litre Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo Porsche 911
3.0 to 4.0 Litre Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 Ferrari 488 GTB
Above 4 Litre Ferrari 6.3-litre V12 Ferrari F12tdf
Green Engine Tesla Full-electric powertrain Tesla Model S
New Engine Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 Ferrari 488 GTB
Performance engine Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 Ferrari 488 GTB