Thursday, May 17, 2007

International Engine of the Year Awards

BMW's got a stranglehold on the awards.

But my attention is drawn to the fact that turbo engines won 7 out of 10 awards (excluding the award for fuel economy, which precludes everything besides a hybrid or alternative fuel engine anyway). Albeit the 1.4 TSI in the VW Golf GT is a superturbo ie. supercharger plus turbocharger.

I reckon this should put an end to the age old NA vs turbo and supercharger vs turbo debates.

A review of the 1.4 TSI superturbo below.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've always been impressed with how BMW can increase the bhp & torque by quite a bit every time they release a new version of the engine of the same capacity, while also reducing fuel consumption at the same time! Good job, BMW!