Like every year, also in this year was the 19th year of prestigious inquiry Engine of the year, in which Ferrari took the gold. But it isn’t any surprise because they took the price of the best engine last year too. However, other known names scrapped because of front places, and hybrid engines from BMW and Honda mixed up with cards. Vice-versa, you nearly can’t find diesel engines in results.
Jury, which judge the engines was consisted of 58 journalists of all the world. And the trend is clear. While in the past the front bars have been rolling down economical diesels, followed by hybrids and then small-volume turbocharged aggregates, now engines come to the foreground, which are only for the chosen ones. This is especially true of the main category where the powerful, supercharged 3.9-liter 8-cylinder from the sinful precious Ferrari 488 GTB has been placed for the second time.
It is not for everyone
As we have mentioned above, dominant attenuation of diesel engines have caused growth of expensive and strong engines, like in 488. Ferrari’s overcrowded engine was once again crowned with success. The Maranella carmaker confirmed it as the first milestone in the sports engine class of the year and also in its volume category from three to four liters. So the springing stallion has a hetrik. He added gold even in the “New Motor of the Year” class last year, but he couldn’t have been here this time. On the other side we can also find the engine, which scored last year. And again from the most exclusive class – SuperSports class. It is a flat, supercharged, three-liter 6-cylinder Porsche 911 with variable turbocharger geometry. We can even certainly say, that he improved his position. So the Porche Turbo doesn’t hurt either.
The Tricycle was closed by a hybrid sports car from Munich’s BMW brand called i8. His hybrid engine was placed just behind the Porsche 911 with a total of 151 points. However, against Ferrari’s winning engine, it loses up to 100 points. This lead points up to dominance of overcrowded Italian engines.
In the top ten was Audi engines, specifically the 2.5-liter 5-cylinder, Ford EcoBoost engine from Ford, which can be found in the new Ford Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo models. On the 6th place was an electric motor from a well known company Tesla, under the guidance of visionary Elon Muska, and immediately followed by a French 1.2 liter PSA Peugeot – Citroen.
Ecology was also important
You can’t easy find these ecological cars for low prices. “The green engine of the year” class was taken by Model S of Tesla, before the plug-in Hybrid SuperSport BMW i8 and the clean electric car Chevrolet Bolt. A pair of engines from BMW, specifically the electric and hybrid engine from the model series i3, obtained around 80 points. There was no shame nor for Volvo, and for their hybrid 2-liter engine, which also drives the XC90 or V90 models. Tesla still wins, and the fact is, that point difference between Tesla and Volvo is 142 points. And this feature just confirm the dominance of Tesla.
New engine of the year
Strong engines also dominated the most exciting class, such as the “New Engine of the Year”. Here is hybrid the winner, but in combination with the 3.5-liter 6-cylinder and three electric engines for the amazing Honda NSX coupe. The new 4-cylinder diesel 220d in the Mercedese-Benz E class at least in any case defends the middle class. It ended up among the news on the second bar. By the way, this is the only diesel engine in statistics. You can’t find others. And the third is again honest 6-cylinder 2.9 bi-turbo for the sharp Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde.
Totally top engines
Even in the “Sports Motor of the Year” class, we have no chance of finding anything popular. Here reigns the Ferrari 488 GTB and behind it the atmospheric 8-cylinder 4.0 V8 for sharp versions of Porsche 911 GTR, GT3 RS and R. Now you are asking, what is here for “basic” people? So we can find the answer to this question among the winners of smaller volume classes. But most of them are old well-known. In a one-liter class the gold is for 1.0 EcoBoost 3-cylinder from Ford and the 1.4-liter 3-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech from PSA.
One level higher, among the engines with capacity between 1.4 and 1.8 liters, was again rewarded the premium brand – BMW with its 1.5-liter 3-cylinder coupled with an electric motor in superSports8. However, the most people should for this one at least 30 years. In our chart wasn’t mentioned the name of favorite German brand- Volkswagen. Fotŕ this brand only the eyes were crying because the new 4-cylinder 1.5 TSI did not move to more than fourth place. But is at last praiseworthy. At least they have something to improve to the next year’s Engine of the Year, where he will attack the hetrik a red horse from Italy.