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Old 06-17-09, 08:04 AM   #1
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The 3.8L flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S with direct fuel injection has a performance of 380hp (283kW)

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The eleventh International Engine of the Year Awards winners have just been announced and this year it has been a big victory for Porsche, who has taken out the coveted ‘Best New Engine of the Year’ title for its 3.8L flat-six engine from the 911 Carrera S. Output of the 3.8L power unit in the S-models is up by 30hp (22kW) to 380hp (283kW) for 2009, pushing the Carrera S beyond the speed barrier of 186mph (300km/h) for the first time.

But it wasn’t just the power that impressed the judges from the British specialist journal Engine Technology International. It was the efficiency and driveability of the engine as well.

Despite this supreme power and performance, the new models in the 911 range once again boast a significant reduction of fuel consumption. The pick of the bunch was the 911 Carrera S with the PDK gearbox offering the best mix of performance and fuel economy, delivering an average fuel consumption of just 23mpg (10.2L/100km). All in all, the new engine represents an 8.5% increase in power and a 13% reduction in fuel consumption when compared with the outgoing version.

The ‘Best Performance Engine’ title went to luxury marque Mercedes Benz for its 6.2L V8 engine, although the hand-built unit actually comes from the AMG performance arm. Other important titles include the ‘Green Engine of the Year’, which went to Volkswagen’s 1.4L TSI TwinCharger, as well as the ‘Above 4.0L Class’, which also went to Mercedes’ 6.2L V8.
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Awesome achievements in technology. German automakers swept it...
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Truly an advancement, more power and more efficiency. Some people are claiming 30 MPG cruising!! The engine makes as much power as the old GT3 and old Turbos. Amazing!
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How in the world did they squeeze 380 hp out of a production naturally aspire V6, that is truly a technological accomplishment. I bet a 400 HP V6 is not far behind.
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How in the world did they squeeze 380 hp out of a production naturally aspire V6, that is truly a technological accomplishment. I bet a 400 HP V6 is not far behind.
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I do enjoy the flat engines. Though spark plug jobs are a bit of pain.

17 MPG city, 25 Hwy. Not bad for a 385 HP beast.
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There maintenance are quite low.
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Lexus GS 450h and RX 450h place 6th in class!

1. BMW 4-litre V8 (M3) 319

2. Porsche 3.8-litre flat six DI (911) 156

3. Porsche 3.8-litre flat six (GT3) 148

4. Nissan 3.8-litre Twin Turbo (GT-R) 130

5. Porsche 3.4-litre flat-six (Boxster, Cayman S) 83

6. Toyota Hybrid 3.5-litre V6 (Lexus GS450h, RX, Toyota Crown) 70

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How in the world did they squeeze 380 hp out of a production naturally aspire V6, that is truly a technological accomplishment. I bet a 400 HP V6 is not far behind.
The flat six in the Porsche GT3 makes 420hp or a little more now I believe and it is naturally aspirated without direct injection. To get that much horsepower from a flat 6 which is more then what most v8's put out is truly amazing.
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cool for Porsche, but the increase in power while also getting better mpg is nothing new. The manufacturers have been doing this by simply adding direct injection. My GS has 15% more power than my G35 and gets 20% better mpg. Both motors are 3.5l v6's. I think the car companies are realizing that many consumers still want their cake and they want to eat it as well. We need more power and better efficiency at the same time. This is nothing they couldnt have done in the past. They didnt think it was necessary. Direct injection was used in planes during WWII
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Default 2009 Engine of the year awards

I am surprised nobody has posted this yet.

Winner 2009: Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger


Source: http://www.ukipme.com/engineoftheyear/categories.html



International Engine of the Year 2009

Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger

1. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Golf Variant, Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra) 354

2. BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo (135, 335, X6, Z4, 730) 350

3. Audi 2-litre TFSI (Audi A4, A5, Q5, VW Scirocco, Golf GTI) 220

4. Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre (BlueEfficiency C-Class, BlueEfficiency E-Class) 203

5. BMW 4-litre V8 (M3) 203

6. Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML) 114

7. BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo (Mini Cooper S, Clubman, Peugeot 207 308, Mini John Cooper Works) 107

8. Toyota 1-litre (Aygo, IQ, Yaris/Vitz, CitroŽn C1, Peugeot 107, Subaru Justy)




Best New Engine of 2009

Porsche 3.8-litre flat six

1. Porsche 3.8-litre flat six DI (911) 144

2. BMW diesel 3-litre (330d, 730d, 530d, X3, X5) 122

3. BMW 4.4-litre DI Turbo (750i, X6) 120

4. Jaguar 5-litre V8 Supercharged (XF, XK) 112

5. Mercedes-Benz diesel 2.1-litre (BlueEfficiency C-Class, BlueEfficiency E-Class) 107

6. Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI (Audi A4, A5, Q7, VW Scirocco, Golf GTI) 107




Green Engine of The Year 2009

Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger

1. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Golf Variant, Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra) 205

2. Honda Hybrid 1.3-litre (Insight Civic) 203

3. BMW Diesel 2-litre Twin Turbo (123d) 147

4. BMW Diesel 3-litre Twin Turbo (335d, 535d, 635d, X3, X5, X6) 133

5. Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre (BlueEfficiency E-Class, BlueEfficiency C-Class) 115

6. Ford Hybrid 2.5-litre (Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan) 82




Best Performance Engine

Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre

1. Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML) 109

2. BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6) 90

3. Jaguar 5-litre V8 Supercharged (XF, XK) 90

4. Porsche 3.8-litre flat six (GT3) 78

5. BMW 4-litre V8 (M3) 78

6. Ferrari 6-litre V12 (599 GTB) 77




Sub 1-litre

Toyota 1-litre

1. Toyota 1-litre three-cylinder (Aygo, IQ, Yaris/Vitz, CitroŽn C1, Peugeot 107, Subaru Justy) 318

2. Smart Diesel 799cc (Smart Fortwo) 216

3. Mitsubishi 999cc turbo (Smart Fortwo) 214

4. Opel 1-litre three-cylinder twinport (Opel Agila, Corsa,
Suzuki Splash) 149

5. Mitsubishi 999cc three-cylinder (Smart Fortwo) 82

6. Kia 1-litre four-cylinder (Picanto) 73




1-litre to 1.4-litre

Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger

1. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Golf, Golf Variant,
Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra)
293

2. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Turbo (Golf, Golf Plus, Golf Variant,
Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Passat, Skoda Octavia, Audi A3,
Seat Leon, Altea, äkoda Superb)
154

3. Fiat 1.4-litre Turbo (Fiat Abarth 500, Abarth Grande Punto,
Linea, Bravo, Lancia Delta, Alfa Romeo Mito) 147

4. Honda Hybrid 1.3-litre (Insight, Civic) 136

5. BMW-PSA 1.4-litre stop/start (Mini One, One Clubman)
83

6. Fiat-GM Diesel 1.3-litre (Ford Ka, Fiat 500, Panda, Grande
Punto, Qubo, Linea, Doblo. Musa, Lancia Ypsilon, Opel Agila/Suzuki Splash, Opel Meriva, Tigra, Combo, Corsa, Astra, Suzuki Ignis) 75




1.4-litre to 1.8-litre

BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo

1. BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo (Mini Cooper S, Clubman,
Peugeot 207, 308) 253

2. Toyota Hybrid 1.8-litre (Prius) 198

3. Audi 1.8-litre TFSI (Audi A4, A3, A5, TT, Seat Leůn, Altea,
Toledo, Skoda Octavia, Superb, VW Passat) 184

4. Mercedes-Benz 1.8-litre turbo (BlueEfficiency E-Class) 135

5. Opel 1.6-litre turbo (Corsa, Astra, Insignia) 59

6. Fiat Diesel 1.6-litre JTD (Alfa Romeo Mito, Fiat Bravo,
Lancia Delta) 56




1.8-litre to 2-litre

Audi 2-litre TFSI

1. Audi 2-litre TFSI (Audi A4, A5, Q5, VW Scirocco, Golf GTI)
220

2. BMW Diesel 2-litre Twin Turbo (123d) 190

3. Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI (Audi A6, A3, TT, VW Tiguan,
Eos, Jetta, Tiguan, äkoda Octavia, Seat Altea, Leůn, Exeo)
98

4. Mercedes-Benz 1.8-litre BlueEfficiency (E-Class) 96

5. Honda 2-litre four-cylinder (S2000) 92

6. Subaru Diesel 2-litre (Impreza, Outlook, Forester) 91




2-litre to 2.5-litre

Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre

1. Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre (BlueEfficiency E-Class,
BlueEfficiency C-Class) 225

2. Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder Turbo (Audi TT RS) 180

3. Subaru 2.5-litre flat-four Turbo (Forester, Impreza, Legacy)
144

4. Peugeot-CitroŽn-Ford Diesel 2.2-litre (CitroŽn C5, C6, C8, Peugeot 407, 607, 807, CitroŽn C-Crosser, Land Rover Freelander, Mitsubishi Outlander, Peugeot 4007, Ford Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy, Jaguar X-Type) 131

5. BMW 2.5-litre DI six-cylinder (Z4) 121

6. Honda 2.4-litre four-cylinder (Element, CR-V, Edix, Elysion,
Odyssey, Accord/Acura TSX, Accord USA) 84



2.5-litre to 3-litre

BMW 3-litre DI Twin-Turbo

1. BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo (135, 335, X6, Z4, 730) 345

2. BMW Diesel 3-litre Twin Turbo (335d, 535d, 635d, X3, X5, X6) 250

3. Audi 3-litre DI Supercharged (S4) 125

4. Porsche 2.9-litre flat-six DI (Boxster, Cayman) 103

5. Audi/VW Diesel 3-litre V6 (A4, A5, A6, A6 allroad, A8, Q7, VW Touareg, Phaeton, Porsche Cayenne) 88

6. Jaguar/Ford/PSA Diesel 3-litre (XF) 83




3-litre to 4-litre

BMW 4-litre V8

1. BMW 4-litre V8 (M3) 319

2. Porsche 3.8-litre flat six DI (911) 156

3. Porsche 3.8-litre flat six (GT3) 148

4. Nissan 3.8-litre Twin Turbo (GT-R) 130

5. Porsche 3.4-litre flat-six (Boxster, Cayman S) 83

6. Toyota Hybrid 3.5-litre V6 (Lexus GS450h, RX, Toyota Crown) 70




Above 4-litre

Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre

1. Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (CLK, S, SL, CL, CLS, ML) 162

2. BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6) 133

3. Jaguar 5-litre V8 Supercharged (XF, XK) 120

4. BMW 4.4-litre DI Turbo (750i, X6) 114

5. Cadillac 6.2-litre V8 Supercharged (CTS-V) 70

6. Lexus Hybrid 5-litre V8 (LS600h) 62
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The new Porsche DI motors have some critical areas (like elimination of IMS) simplified for durability, so lets see how they hold up.
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The biggest advantage of a flat 6 is the low center of gavity right? Subrau have been using flat 4 and flat 6 for years and they cant come close to the hp of some of these new Porsche engines are producing.
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