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BMW's M5 and M6 V10
International Engine of the Year… again

11th May 2006.

BMW's M5 and M6 engine has just won the 2006 International Engine of the Year award yesterday at Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany, for the second consecutive year.

The global panel of 61 motoring experts awarded the BMW 5-litre V10 engine 318 points, ahead of the Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (270 points), followed by... another BMW engine, the 3-litre Diesel (233 points), then the Toyota 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive of the Prius (200).

In the fifth place came another VW engine, the 2-litre FSI Turbo (199), ahead of the BMW 3.2-litre (139), Subaru's 2.5-litre Turbo (104) and Honda's 1-litre IMA (62).

The BMW 5.0-litre V10 unit (507bhp and 520Nm) is the first to win the title for the second year in a row.

In addition to the overall title, the BMW 4,999cc powerplant beat competition from Ferrari (4.3-litre V8) and Mercedes-AMG (6.0-litre twin-turbo) 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, coming third overall for the second year in succession.

The specific class winners of the 8th edition of the annual International Engine of the Year awards were:

Best New Engine 2006
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf)

Best Fuel Economy
Toyota 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius)

Best Performance Engine
BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)

Sub 1-litre
Honda 1-litre IMA (Insight)

1-litre to 1.4-litre
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf)

1.4-litre to 1.8-litre
Toyota 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius)

1.8-litre to 2-litre
Volkswagen 2-litre Turbo (Golf, Audi A3, A6, SEAT Leon, Skoda Octavia)

2-litre to 2.5-litre
Subaru 2.5-litre Turbo (Impreza, Forester, Saab 9-2X)

2.5-litre to 3-litre
BMW 3-litre Twin-Turbo Diesel (535d)

3-litre to 4-litre
BMW 3.2-litre (M3, Z4 M)

Above 4-litre
BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6).

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