[YesAuto Engine Technology] The 2016 International Engine Awards was officially released recently. In the list of winners of this year's International Engine Awards, we have seen a lot of “new faces” in the large displacement category. How did these new large-displacement engines capture the favor of the judges? The interpretation of this article will be revealed for you.
From the list of award-winning engines, we can see that award-winning engines with a displacement level of 2.5L or below remain unchanged. Ferrari and Porsche's large-displacement engines are eye-catching as new models on the list.
The 3.9T V8 engine mounted on the 488 GTB not only won the 4.0L category, but also won the best new engine of the year, the best high-performance engine of the year, and the best engine of the year awards in one fell swoop.
The Ferrari 3.9T V8 engine code-named “F154CB” uses two twin-scroll turbos manufactured by IHI (Ishikawajima Harima), which can output a peak torque of 760 Nm at 3000 rpm, allowing the vehicle to obtain rapid acceleration performance.
This engine is equivalent to a downsized version of the Ferrari 4.5L V8 naturally aspirated engine that was awarded last year. Ferrari proved to the world that the application of turbocharging technology to engines that reduce emissions can achieve better performance.
Compared with the McLaren 3.8T engine, the Ferrari 3.9T engine has obvious advantages in low-torque output. The 0-100km/h acceleration time of the two cars in the picture is 3 seconds, but it cannot be ignored that the Ferrari 488 GTB is 145kg heavier than the McLaren 650S Coupe.
Ferrari's other award-winning engine is the 6.3L V12 engine. This engine is now mounted on the Ferrari F12tdf model.
The reason why this 6.3L V12 naturally aspirated engine can win the category above 4.0L displacement is that in addition to its strong and linear power output, there is also the charming sound when the engine speed is close to the red line area.
The Porsche 3.0T horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is also a “new face.” This year it won the title of the best engine in the 2.5-3.0L category. The engine is now mounted on the Porsche 911 Carrera.
This new 3.0T horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine has two adjustments. The high-power version has a maximum power of 420 horsepower and a peak torque of 500 N·m; the low-power version has a maximum power of 370 horsepower and a peak torque of 450 N·m.
Compared with the previous 3.8L naturally aspirated engine of the same level, Porsche’s 3.0T engine has an efficiency increase of about 12% and a fuel consumption reduction of about 1L per 100 kilometers. Stronger motivation and more environmentally friendly is the biggest reason the judges chose it.
Ford's 1.0T Ecoboost three-cylinder engine has been firmly in the throne of the 1.0L category since 2012, and this year is the fifth year that it has won the award.
The engine is installed in small cars/compact cars such as Fiesta, Focus and Yibo in China. In foreign countries, the engine has a wider range of applications. It has been applied to a total of 9 Ford's car series, from the small car Fiesta to the MPV-level C-MAX.
Ford's 1.0T gasoline engine gives users a low-torque and abundant driving performance similar to a small-displacement turbocharged diesel engine, but it does not have the inherent noise or vibration of a diesel engine. This is the advantage of this engine.
In addition, the engine has stronger power than the 1.6L naturally aspirated engine, and at the same time has more advantages in terms of fuel consumption and emissions. But will this engine be able to defend the title of this class next year? Let's wait and see!
Last year, Peugeot Citroen’s 1.2T three-cylinder engine overpowered many Volkswagen’s four-cylinder engines and won the 1.0L-1.4L category, ending Volkswagen’s 9 consecutive championships in this category. This year this engine still sits firmly on the throne of this class.
This engine uses a lot of low-friction materials and optimizes the cooling system to further improve the engine's operating efficiency. In addition, by installing a balance shaft on the side of the engine, the problem of poor ride comfort of the three-cylinder engine is greatly improved.
The judges thought that the 1.2T three-cylinder engine of Peugeot Citroen had excellent power output performance, which made people feel that it was an engine with only 1.2L displacement. In addition, the engine has reduced fuel consumption and emissions by approximately 21% compared to a four-cylinder engine of the same power.
Coming to the 1.4L-1.8L level, BMW's 1.5 three-cylinder hybrid power system took the throne of this level for the second year.
The BMW 1.5 three-cylinder hybrid power system consists of a 1.5T turbocharged engine on the rear axle and an electric motor on the front axle. The engine alone drives the rear wheels, and the electric motor alone drives the front wheels.
The judges considered the hybrid system of the BMW i8 to be “the most revolutionary vehicle engineering feat”, a super sports car that is both environmentally friendly and powerful.
BMW i8 may not be able to compete with Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren supercars, but it has the strength to challenge Porsche 911 or Audi R8.
The 1.5T engine in the BMW i8 hybrid power system is also equipped with Valvetronic electronic valve technology, which can continuously adjust the valve lift, improve the intake efficiency, and give the engine an excellent throttle response.
The 1.5T three-cylinder engine used in BMW 1 series and other models is a modification of the 1.5T engine on the BMW i8. It ranks second in this class, reflecting the power and energy efficiency of this three-cylinder engine to a certain extent. Advantages.
This year, the Mercedes-Benz AMG M133 2.0T engine overpowered the Audi EA888 2.0T and Volvo T6 2.0T engines and won the 1.8L-2.0L championship. This is the third year that the engine has won the championship in this category.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG M133 2.0T engine is now installed on the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG and Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG. Among them, the high-power version is installed on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG and Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG.
The picture shows the power/torque output curve of the low-power version of the Mercedes-Benz AMG M133 2.0T engine. It can be seen that the 450 Nm peak torque of the engine lasts from 2250 rpm to 5000 rpm, and the torque platform is very wide.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG M133 2.0T engine, like mainstream engines of the same displacement, is equipped with in-cylinder direct injection, single-turbo twin-scroll tube, dual VVT and other technologies, but the output of more than 450 N·m makes it the strongest 2.0T quad at present. Cylinder machine.
In the 2.0L-2.5L class, Audi's 2.5T inline five-cylinder engine will continue to be used this year. This is the seventh year that this engine has won the title of best engine in this class.
The Audi 2.5T inline five-cylinder engine is now mounted on the Audi RS 3 and Audi RS Q3. The Audi 2.5T on the Audi RS 3 is a high-power version.
Over the years, the Audi 2.5T inline five-cylinder engine has faced competition from many opponents and has repeatedly won the favor of the judges through technical upgrades. The engine will be mounted on the Audi TT RS, and the maximum power will be increased to 405 horsepower and the peak torque will be increased to 480 Nm.
Finally, let's take a look at the winner of the Green Engine Award-Tesla Electric System. This is the third year that Tesla Electric Systems has won the award.
In the past few years, Tesla's pure electric system has developed multiple versions with different power outputs and different cruising ranges, showing the flexibility of the system in terms of architecture. This is temporarily out of reach of its competitors.
This is the end of the introduction of the 2016 International Engine Awards. I look forward to seeing more new faces with us in the Engine Awards in the coming year.