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The best engines in the world in 2011

After cars, trucks and concepts of the year here that we present the best engines of the year 2011 according to the International Engine of the Year.

One rarely hears of engines of the year but it does exist, though obviously less publicized easier to access via the various websites on the tanks.

In Europe, this approach is much more supported by a public that has always pay more attention to the choice of engine that propels the car coveted, while in America, we often focus on the style and gadgets available.

The International Engine of the Year was founded in 1999 and is a collaboration of 76 automotive journalists from 36 countries. Moreover, three of them represent Canada, including our colleague Marc Lachapelle, all sponsored by the Company UKIP Media & Events Automotive Magazines.

This is the most important British band whose publications in matters of engines and related technologies to the automobile make reference. It goes without saying that their approach is totally footloose meet different manufacturers and their major suppliers.

Each year, more than sixty divided into twelve distinct categories clashing engines.

Among the most coveted titles, we find that of the International Engine of the Year, one of the best new engine, followed by the greenest engine and the most powerful engine of the year.

To these, add the best engines according to their cylinder.

In total, 12 engines are the winners of this year.

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Here are the winners for the year 2011:

The International Engine of the Year: Fiat TwinAir 875cc

Best new engine: Fiat TwinAir 875cc

Greenest engine: Fiat TwinAir 875cc

The most powerful engine Ferrari 4.5-liter V8

According to the displacement:

Engine under 1.0 liter Fiat TwinAir 875cc

Engine between 1.0 and 1.4-liter: Volkswagen 1.4 TSI li twincharger

Engine between 1.4 and 1.8 liter: BMW 1.6 Turbo li (Mini Cooper S)

Engine between 1.8 and 2.0-liter: BMW 2.0 Li Twin-turbo diesel

Engine between 2.0 and 2.5 liters Audi five-cylinder 2.5-liter Turbo

Engine between 2.5 and 3.0-liter: BMW 3.0-liter DI Twin-turbo

Engine between 3.0 and 4.0 liter BMW V8 4.0 li

Engine over the 4.0-liter Ferrari V8 4.5 liter

In light of these results, we see that the two brands that are part of industrial group Fiat (Fiat and Ferrari) monopolize anything less than half of the laureates of this year, BMW and leaves with four trophies well merits. One could also consider the Volkswagen and Audi brands like losers this year 2011 the choice of the best engines of the year, as both brands have seized hands trophies in the past.

Note that these results were presented this week in connection with the holding of the "Engine Expo 2011" which was held at Messe Stuttgart, Germany.

The third offered in America

Of the eight different drivers who are honores this year, half of them are found under the hood of a model offered in North America, including:

BMW engine 1.6-liter turbo 272-horsepower Mini Cooper S

Audi five-cylinder engine 2.5-liter 340 horsepower Audi TT RS

BMW V8 engine of 4.0 liter 414 horsepower BMW M3

Engine Ferrari V8 4.5 liter 570 horsepower Ferrari 458 Italia

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