Ferrari Cleans Up At International Engine of the Year

Ferrari 488

Italian supercar giants Ferrari cleaned up at the 2017 International Engine of the Year competition. This year saw the 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 of the Ferrari GTB take overall honours. See which other powerplants took home honours in their respective categories here.

The win was the second consecutive for the Ferrari 488 GTB's motor and it goes down in the history books as one of only four powertrains in the competition's history to have achieved back to back victories. The judges included 58 auto journalists from 31 countries and awarded it highest honours, ahead of the Porsche 911 Carrera's flat-six turbocharged motor. Interestingly there was just one diesel motor in this competition and electric vehicles have started featuring as there's a new Pure Electric category. 

2017 International Engine of the Year Winners

International Engine of the Year Overall

Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (488 GTB)

Porsche 3.0-litre flat-6 turbo (911 Carrera)

BMW 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid (i8)

4.0-litres and up

Ferrari 6.3-litre V12 (F12Berlinetta)

Audi 5.2-litre V10 (Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan)

Lamborghini 6.5-litre V12 (Aventador)

3.0-4.0 litres

Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (488 GTB)

AMG 4-litre biturbo V8 (Mercedes-AMG GT)

Porsche 4-litre flat-6 (911 GT3 RS)

2.5-3.0 litres  

Porsche 3.0-litre flat-6 turbo (911 Carrera)

BMW M 3.0-litre biturbo straight-6 (M3, M4)

Fiat Chrysler 2.9-litre biturbo V6 (Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio)

2.0-2.5 litres  

Audi 2.5-litre 5-cylinder turbo (RS3, TT RS)

Porsche 2.5-litre flat-4 turbo (718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman S)

Ford 2.3-litre 4-cylinder turbo (Focus RS)

1.8-2.0 litres  

Porsche 2.0-litre flat-4 turbo (718 Boxster, 718 Cayman)

AMG 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo (Mercedes A45 AMG)

Audi 2.0-litre 4-cylinder (TFSI TT S)

1.4-1.8 litres  

BMW 1.5-litre 3-cylinder (i8)

BMW 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo (1 Series, Mini Cooper)

Audi 1.8-litre 4-cylinder TFSI (A3, Volkswagen Golf)

1.0-1.4 litres  

PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2-litre 3 cylinder (Peugeot 208, Citroen C3)

BMW 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo (Mini One)

VW 1.4-litre 4-cylinder TFSI ACT (Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3)

Less than 1 litre  

Ford 999cc 3-cylinder turbo (Fiesta, Focus EcoSport)

VW 999cc 3-cylinder turbo (Volkswagen Golf, Audi A1) 

BMW 647cc 2-cylinder i3 REX (range extender)

Performance Engine  

Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (488 GTB)

Porsche 4.0-litre flat-6 (GT3 RS)

AMG 4.0-litre biturbo V8 (Mercedes-AMG GT)

New Engine  

Honda 3.5-litre V6 hybrid (NSX)

Mercedes 2.0-litre turbodiesel four (Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

Fiat Chrysler 2.9-litre biturbo V6 (Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio)

Green Engine

Tesla pure electric powertrain (Model S) 

BMW 1.5-litre 3-cylinder (i8)

GM pure electric powertrain (Chevrolet Bolt) 

Pure Electric Powertrain

Tesla pure electric powertrain (Model S)

BMW pure electric powertrain (i3)

GM pure electric powertrain (Chevrolet Bolt)

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