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BMW i8 Is the Winner of the 2015 International Engine of the Year Awards

If I told you that I had to hold my breath before announcing the 2015 International Engine of the Year Awards, I would be a liar, as I was almost sure that this amazing award would go to the one and only BMW i8, which is the embodiment of perfectness when it comes to its powertrain.

The BMW i8 was nominated the best car during the 17th edition of the Engine of the Year Award, gathering an impressive jury with famous journalists from the auto industry all over the world, along with its 63 members, from 31 countries.

BMW i8 - Winner of the International Engine of the Year

BMW i8 – Winner of the International Engine of the Year

The BMW`s i8 impressive powertrain was given 274 points, the decision being carried out on grounds such as the extraordinary technology that its powertrain is incorporating as well as the impressive fuel-efficiency and low CO2 emissions the i8 is coming with.

BMW i8 - Winner of the International Engine of the Year

BMW i8 – Winner of the International Engine of the Year

To review the i8`s powertrain, the carmaker`s first plug-in hybrid is packed with the 1.5-liter three-cylinder hooked to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which sends the power to the rear, while the electric motor is adding up more power to the front wheels.

BMW i8

BMW i8

With an overall power of 362 horsepower, the impressive BMW i8 is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, which is an outstanding performance, sending the i8 high above other important sports cars.

BMW i8

BMW i8

Please find above the overall results of the 2015 International Engine of the Year Awards:

1. BMW 1.5 litre three-cylinder hybrid – 274 points
2. Ford 1.0 litre three-cylinder turbo – 267 points
3. PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2 three-cylinder turbo – 222 points
4. Ferrari 4.5 litre V8 – 221 points
5. Mercedes-AMG 2.0 litre turbo – 177 points
6. Tesla electric powertrain – 157 points
7. BMW M 3.0 litre six-cylinder twin-turbo – 133 points
8. McLaren 3.8 litre V8 twin-turbo – 93 points
9. Audi 2.5 litre five-cylinder turbo – 81 points

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