In 1999, the prestigious British edition Technology Technology International decided to establish global awards for the world’s best engines. The jury brought together more than 60 influential automotive journalists from around the world. Thus was born the award of International Engine of the Year. And in honor of the 20th anniversary of the awards, the jury decided to determine the most successful engines during the entire period from 1999 to 2019.
It is noted that during the creation of a rating took into account such things as reliability and durability.
5.Toyota 1NZ-FXE 1.5
It’s a little more special version of the aluminum engine Toyota NZ series, developed entirely for use in the hybrid models, especially the Prius.
This engine, with an output of 77 horsepower at 5000 rpm, was the heart of the Prius first and second generation (the third is already used 2ZR-FXE).
4.Volkswagen 1.4 TSFI TSI Twincharger
Based on the good old EA111, this new engine with turbo was presented at the Frankfurt motor show in 2005 for “power” Golf of the fifth generation. In its first version, this 1.4 four-cylinder engine had a capacity of 150 horsepower and was equipped with a Twincharger, that is, he had as a compressor and a turbocharger.
3.BMW S54 3.2
One of the truly legendary pieces of the last quarter century. Known as the S54, this was the last evolution of the very successful S50 six-cylinder, aspirated diesel engine. This engine was created for a very memorable car – BMW M3 of the E46 generation.
2.Ford 1.0 EcoBoost
After several large-scale service events and tens of thousands of cases of overheating or even ignition engines, today three-cylinder EcoBoost has a slightly tarnished reputation. But really the problems with it are connected not with the device itself, which is a remarkable engineering achievement, and disregard and savings from its periphery.
This unit appeared in 2012 and stunned journalists with his performance – one liter volume, but with maximum power of 125 horsepower. Then came the 140-HP version for the Fiesta Red Edition. Between 2012 and 2014, this unit was recognized as the best three times in a row.
1.Ferrari F154 3.9
The undisputed winner in the last four editions of the award “international engine of the year”. The Italians designed it as the successor to the older 2.9-liter F120A. It has a twin-turbocharged, direct injection, variable fuel distribution and the 90 degree angle between the cylinder heads.