This is for all you engine lovers.
The Engine Technology International , published by UKIP Media & Events has been organizing The International Engine of the Year Awards since 1999 and now are considered the most prestigious in the auto industry. Here is a brief insight into the winner of the top four category winners.
International Engine of the Year 2010 (Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger)
For the second consecutive year Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger is the winner in this category. This is an amazing engine which uses a combination of a turbocharger and a supercharger with a direct fuel injector The first engine of its kind in history. It gives a power output of upto 125kW (170bhp) and 240Nm of torque.
(While most 1.4L engine produce around 100bhp)
As Volkswagen says "The 1.4-litre TSI engine manages to do the work of a 2.5-litre engine". That with great fuel efficiency figures of 7.2l/100km (13.9km/l). This engine proves the fact that even small engines can pack a punch whiles turning great efficiency figures.
Best New Engine of 2010 (Fiat 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo)
The award for this category was bagged by Fiat 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo. The engine has a new and innovative electro-hydraulic valve system which directly controls the flow of air/exhaust gases and thus controlling the combustion process stroke by stroke.
The MultiAir technology results in a 10% increase in power output, 15% improvement in torque at low RPM's, 10% reduction of Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions and result in emissions reduction ranging from 40% for Hydro Carbon / CO to 60% for NOx. Fiat calls it the Ultimate Air Management strategy for all Internal Combustion Engines.
Green Engine of the Year (Toyota 1.8-litre Hybrid)
The Winner in this category is Toyota 1.8-litre Hybrid. This engine has been bagging awards for a long time in its different versions. Its ever popular I don't need to say anything further. The latest version works on the Atkinson-cycle produces 98 Horses. Its turns out fuel efficiency of 5.65 l/100km (17.7km/l).
Best Performance Engine ( Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre)
This award like last year was won by Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre its the ultimate performance engine. It produces 525bhp and 630Nm of torque which helps the car go 0-100km/h in just 4.6sec.
Thats some cool figures for a small engine. After learning I.C. Engines in college, most of the terms are actually making sense now. Though i still dont get what 2.5 litres in the statement "The 1.4-litre TSI engine manages to do the work of a 2.5-litre engine" stand for?
What that means is the volume of the engine.2.5L = 2500cc. So the Volkswagen 1.4-litre(1400cc)gives almost the same kind of power as a bigger 2500cc engine.
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