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A jury consisting of 76 journalists and industry experts coming from 36 countries gave Fiat’s 0.9-liter Twin Air the award for the “International Engine of the Year 2011”. In addition, the 875 cc engine also grabbed three other awards: “Best Sub 1.0-Liter Engine”, “Best Green Engine 2011” and “Best New Engine 2011”.

At the moment, the engine is available only in a turbocharged configuration, producing 85 hp. It powers Fiat’s 500 and 500C models, but we will soon see it under the hood of the Lancia Ypsilon. Fiat will also launch a naturally-aspirated version of this engine that will generate 65 hp, along with a high-performance turbocharged configuration, good for 105 hp. In addition, this 0.9-liter Twin Air engine will also spawn a more eco-friendly Turbo bi-fuel version that will output 90 hp.

The event was held on Wednesday in Stuttgart, Germany, at the Engine Expo. BMW also did pretty well, managing to win four awards for the following categories: “3-liter to 4-liter” (M3’s V8 4.0-liter); “2.5-liter to 3-liter” (3.0-liter DI Twin Turbo); “1.8-liter to 2.0-liter (2.0-liter Twin Turbo diesel, available in the X1 and the 123d models) and “1.4-liter to 1.8-liter” (Mini’s 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo, co-developed with PSA Peugeot Citroen).

In the overall competition, the second place went to the 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger engine developed by the Volkswagen Group, an engine that won in the “1.0-liter to 1.4-liter” category. The “2.0-liter to 2.5-liter” category was won by Audi with its 5-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that powers the RS3 and the sexy TT RS.

The Italian automaker Ferrari triumphed in the “above 4.0-liter” category with its V8 4.5-liter engine that powers the beautiful 458 Italia model. In addition, this engine also won in the “Best Performance Engine” category, rounding up Fiat Group’s total number of wins to six, accounting half of all the awards that were given at the ceremony.

Source: Carscoop

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