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[YesAuto Technology] The annual international engine awards are released as scheduled. Although every time I see the results of these engine selections, including the Ward awards, which are based on the US market, I will be puzzled, but I still try to find out There are some reasons for the final winning result. Indeed, the new and leading engine sometimes finds it difficult to enter the eyes of the judges, and some “victorious generals” habitually absorb the votes in the hands of the judges. In any case, let's take a look at the details of this year's awards first! It is said that BMW is the biggest winner, and the absence of Volkswagen (in terms of the award-winning brand) is a bit surprising. Then who replaced the position of Volkswagen?

2015 International Engine of the Year Award List
Category/Award Installed vehicle
Groups below 1.0L Ford 1.0T EcoBoost three-cylinder engine
1.0-1.4L group Peugeot Citroen 1.2T three-cylinder engine
1.4-1.8L group BMW 1.5 three-cylinder hybrid electric system
1.8-2.0L group Mercedes-Benz AMG M133 2.0T engine

2.0-2.5L group

Audi 2.5T inline five-cylinder engine
2.5-3.0L group BMW S55 3.0T inline six-cylinder engine
3.0-4.0L group McLaren 3.8T V8 engine

Above 4.0L group

Ferrari 4.5L V8 engine
Best new engine of the year BMW 1.5 three-cylinder hybrid electric system
Best Green Engine of the Year Tesla MODEL S electric motor
Best high-performance engine of the year Ferrari 4.5L V8 engine

Engine of the Year Award

BMW 1.5 three-cylinder hybrid electric system

-How are the winning engines selected?

Only vehicles that were installed on production vehicles before June 2014 and sold in more than one country are eligible to enter the shortlist for review by the jury. The jury of the International Engine Awards is composed of 87 automotive media practitioners from 35 countries (3 are Chinese judges). The score is based on each group. Each judge holds 25 points, based on subjective impressions and current status. The engine is scored in terms of technology, performance, noise, and ride comfort. Among them, each person can vote for each engine not more than 15 points. The top six engines in each group will be selected with the final award. And announced.

-How are the selected engine groups divided?

The engine is divided into 1.0L and below, 1.0L to 1.4L, 1.4L to 1.8L, 1.8L to 2.0L, 2.0L to 2.5L, 2.5L to 3.0L, 3.0L to 4.0L and 4.0 according to the size of the displacement. These 8 groups above L. In addition, there are 5 awards for the best engine of the year, “green” engine, new engine, and performance engine. After understanding the rules of the game, let's get started:

Groups below 1.0L

Award-winning engine: Ford 1.0L EcoBoost turbocharged engine

The name and score of the 1.0L engine group



Installed vehicle



Ford 1.0L EcoBoost
Turbocharged engine

Carnival, Yibo, Fox,

B-MAX, C-MAX (overseas),

Grand C-MAX,

Tourneo Connect/Courier



GM 1.0T three-cylinder engine

Opel Adam, Corsa



BMW 0.647L

Two-cylinder oil-electric hybrid powertrain

BMW i3



Volkswagen 0.999L three-cylinder engine

Audi A1



Fiat 0.875L
Twin-cylinder turbocharged engine

Fiat 500, Panda, Punto, Alfa Romeo MiTo,

Lancia/Chrysler Ypsilon



Renault/Nissan 0.898L three-cylinder TCE

Turbocharged engine

Renault Clio, Captur,

Dacia Sandero


It is such a 1.0L three-cylinder engine that won the championship for the fourth time in this category, and it has been firmly in this category since 2012. “Sparrow is small and complete with all internal organs”, it has three technologies of in-cylinder direct injection, turbocharging, and variable valve timing, and it has natural fuel economy. Moreover, Ford has built such a three-cylinder engine as stable and excellent as a four-cylinder engine, and its performance parameters are also better than its own 1.5L naturally aspirated engine (the parameter table is as follows).

Compared with the four-cylinder engine, the three-cylinder engine has the inherent disadvantage that when the engine is working, one of the cylinders does not have other cylinders to balance its vibration, so theoretically its engine noise and vibration are more difficult to control. This is also one of the important reasons why there are fewer odd-numbered cylinder engines. Ford's 1.0T three-cylinder engine does not use a balance shaft to suppress vibration, but uses an eccentric flywheel. The ability to win the International Best Engine Award, which takes ride comfort as one of the evaluation indicators, also shows that Ford has worked hard on this engine.

One sentence comment:

With a projected area of A4 paper, a displacement of less than 1 liter, and the support of EcoBoost technology, Ford is relying on this little guy to win awards everywhere. In China, more and more models are equipped. It seems that it is the time to harvest. Up.

1.0L-1.4L group

Award-winning engine: PSA 1.2T engine

The name and score of 1.0L-1.4L engine group
Ranking engine Installed vehicle Score

PSA 1.2T engine

Peugeot 308 (overseas),

Dongfeng Peugeot 308S etc.


Volkswagen 1.4TSI

Dual supercharged engine

Volkswagen EOS, Tiguan,

Scirocco etc


Volkswagen 1.4TSI

Hybrid electric system

Volkswagen Golf GTE (overseas),

Audi A3 e-tron (overseas) etc.

4 Volkswagen 1.4TSI engine

POLO, Volkswagen Golf,

Ming Rui etc.

5 Volkswagen 1.4TSI ACT engine

Volkswagen Golf, Audi A1,

SEAT Ibiza etc.

6 Volkswagen 1.2TSI engine

Volkswagen POLO (overseas),

Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, etc.


In the 1.0L-1.4L category, the Volkswagen 1.4T dual-supercharged engine, which has been the best for nine years and has almost entered the end of its life due to reliability and fuel adaptability issues, has finally been “off get out of class”, and it is replaced by A three-cylinder player from France. In fact, the PSA Group’s 1.2T engine competed with Volkswagen’s three four-cylinder engines in last year’s selection, but it was hard to beat the “six hands” and eventually lost to Volkswagen’s two 1.4T engines. However, the judges also seem to feel that it is a bit unreasonable to continue to “favor” a Volkswagen “magic machine” that has entered its twilight years. Therefore, after the “hand-to-hand combat” with five Volkswagen power units, PSA 1.2T finally “one out of five” “Successful.

Aside from the selection of the slot points, this small displacement three-cylinder supercharged engine that emerged in the global miniaturization wave actually has certain strength. Although the displacement is only 1.2L, thanks to the CVVT, in-cylinder direct injection and turbocharging technology, the power performance is still very satisfactory, and the economy and emissions have also met people's expectations. In addition, like Ford 1.0T, PSA solves the NVH problem of the three-cylinder engine very well, so it can be regarded as a highlight of the French brand in recent years.

The Volkswagen 1.4T dual-supercharged engine has a complex structure and a squeamish nature. Many problems have appeared in many areas in China and around the world. Although most of them are related to oil products, it at least shows that it is not a comprehensive and grounded engine. But it has been occupying the best title in the 1.0L-1.4L category for nine years (2006-2014)-well, maybe those of us who live in the celestial dynasty and use “two barrels of oil” are really hard to understand The benefits of dual supercharging, and the judges did not seem to take reliability and adaptability into consideration. Therefore, the Volkswagen 1.4T dual supercharged engine, which is jointly supported by supercharging and turbocharging, is naturally easy to win the goodwill of the judges; In last year’s selection, Volkswagen’s two 1.4T engines beat the PSA 1.2T. This year they are still among the candidates, but they eventually lost to their former defeaters. This may be the more and more models equipped with this French guy. The more it goes on sale worldwide, the more the judges are left with a deep impression.

One sentence comment:

Compared with the Volkswagen 1.4T dual-supercharged engine, which has been dominating the award for a long time, I am actually more willing to believe that the French won the award by virtue of their strength. However, the “encirclement and suppression” battle is also scary enough.

1.4L-1.8L group

Award-winning engine: BMW 3-cylinder 1.5T engine and motor combination. At the same time, this power system also won the “new engine” award.

1.4L-1.8L engine group alias and score
Ranking engine Installed vehicle Score
1 BMW 1.5 three-cylinder hybrid electric system

BMW i8

2 Audi 1.8TFSI engine

Audi A3, A4, A5, etc.


BMW/Peugeot Citroen 1.6T


BMW 118i, Peugeot RCZ,


4 BMW 1.5T engine The new MINI COOPER,

BMW 218i Active Tourer etc.


Ford 1.5T engine

Mondeo, Fox,

C-MAX/Grand C-MAX, etc.

6 Fiat Chrysler
1.75T engine

Alfa Romeo 4C

The 1.5 three-cylinder engine of the BMW i8
Engine displacement (mL) 1598
Bore (mm) 77
Stroke (mm) 85.5
Maximum power (Ps/rpm) 270/6000
Maximum torque (N·m/rpm) 330/1900-5500
Fuel supply method Direct injection
BMW i8 equipped motor
Total motor power (kW) 96
Total torque of motor (N·m) 250
The battery supports the maximum cruising range (km) 37
Battery capacity (kWh) 7.1

If you want to select the winner of this year’s International Engine Awards, I think it must be BMW’s 3-cylinder 1.5T engine and motor combination. The reason is that it alone dominates the best engine of the year, the best new engine, 1.4L-1.8 The best three awards in the L category. In this era when naturally aspirated engines are declining and each displacement group is occupied by supercharged engines, what is the strength of this hybrid system?

As a product of BMW's EfficientDynamics high-efficiency power strategy, this 1.5T engine has a maximum power of 231Ps/5800rpm, and the maximum torque is fixed at 320N·m/3700rpm. The matched motor has a maximum power of 131Ps and a maximum torque of 250N·m. What made the judges even more favored was that the fuel consumption per 100 kilometers of the i8 was only 2.1L when the engine and the electric motor were used together.

In the past, BMW insisted on the front-rear-drive form and was desperately obsessed with driving control. It was also a “fan” of an inline 6-cylinder engine. However, in recent years, BMW has told everyone through the 2-series sports wagon that it can also be changed. People used to worry about whether the 6-cylinder engine will lose the smoothness of the 4-cylinder engine. BMW used the N20 engine to relieve everyone's worry. Now, the 3-cylinder 1.5T, which is more challenging for ride comfort, has been launched. Judging from the results, the judges once again affirmed BMW's R&D skills. Although in our actual experience, the ride comfort of this 1.5T engine still has some shortcomings in subjective feelings, but the judges don't seem to think so.

In addition, we saw some of the parts and components provided by GKN for the i8 at the previous Shanghai Auto Show. They developed a dual-stage reducer for the BMW i8. In addition, the turbocharger for this 1.5T engine was developed by GKN.

Engine tuning is only one aspect. The matching Aisin 6AT gearbox code-named AWF6F25 is also worth mentioning. Its short size can leave more space for the passenger compartment in the initial stage of the overall structure design of the vehicle. More importantly, the number of gears and transmission torque can also meet the needs of i8 models. In terms of ride comfort, the judges even agreed. It can be said that the victory of this 1.5T supercharged engine and electric motor is not a medal of merit for one person, but the victory of the entire powertrain part.

Full text summary:

This year, BMW 1.5T won the award in this category. Prior to this, the 1.6T engine of PSA has been in this position for 8 years, but don't forget that BMW has also contributed to this.

1.8L-2.0 group

Award-winning engine: Mercedes-Benz AMG M133 2.0T engine

1.8L-2.0L engine group alias and score
Ranking engine Installed vehicle Score
1 Mercedes-Benz AMG M133 2.0T engine Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG,
2 Audi EA888
2.0TFSI engine

Audi S1, Audi S3,

Golf R etc.

3 BMW 2.0T twin turbo diesel engine BMW 120d, 318d, 520d, etc. 150
4 Volvo 2.0T engine

Volvo S60, V60, XC60,

XC90 etc.

5 Volkswagen 2.0L TDI diesel engine Golf (overseas),

Audi A4 (overseas) etc.

6 BMW N20B20 2.0T engine

BMW 125i, 328i, 528i, etc.

2.0T engine on A 45 AMG
Engine displacement (mL) 1991
Bore (mm) 83
Stroke (mm) 92
Maximum power (Ps/rpm) 360/6000
Maximum torque (N·m/rpm) 450/2250-5000
Fuel supply method Direct injection

The 2.0T turbocharged engine of Mercedes-Benz AMG is code-named M133. With its maximum power of 360Ps and maximum torque of 450Nm, it can still be said to be the strongest 2.0T four-cylinder engine at present. It uses in-cylinder direct injection, single-turbo twin-scroll tube, dual-VVT and other technologies.

Such a violent machine is mounted on the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, which also makes the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG stand out in the steel cannon industry, and once became the largest-horsepower mass-produced steel cannon model. The ability to break a hundred in 4.6 seconds even makes some sports cars ashamed. I believe that steel cannon enthusiasts will definitely be attracted to such a 500,000-class car within 5 seconds for a long time.

One sentence comment:

Is it time to say goodbye to EA888? But from the perspective of market share, winning or losing is never that simple.

2.0L-2.5L group

Award-winning engine: Audi 2.5TFSI engine

Second name and score of 2.0L-2.5L engine group
Ranking engine Installed vehicle Score
1 Audi 2.5T engine

Audi RS 3, RS Q3, etc.


Mazda 2.2L

Chuangchi Blue Sky Diesel Engine

Mazda 3 Axela Anksela (overseas),
Mazda 6 ATENZA (overseas) etc.

Ford 2.3L

Turbocharged engine

Ford Mustang,

Lincoln MKC (Overseas)


Mercedes-Benz 2.1L CDI

Diesel engines

Mercedes-Benz C-Class,

E class (overseas) etc.


Mercedes-Benz 2.1L

Diesel-electric hybrid system

Mercedes-Benz S 300 hybrid, etc. 125
6 Subaru 2.5L
Horizontally opposed engine
Subaru WRX STi 117

Volkswagen Audi’s engine has always been a frequent visitor to international engine awards. Although the 1.4T dual-supercharged engine was knocked down by PSA, there is still one “old fritter” in the group that still remains on the award platform, the Audi 2.5TFSI inline. Five-cylinder engine. After defeating Mazda 2.2L diesel engine, Ford 2.3T engine, Mercedes-Benz 2.1L diesel and diesel-electric hybrid, and Subaru 2.5T engine, this Audi five-cylinder engine has been the best in this category for six years (2010- 2015).

Relying on the strong performance of the new steel gun RS 3, this 2.5TFSI engine seems to have shown an unparalleled state, and when Volvo fully activated the Drive-E series power unit and abandoned the five-cylinder engine, it has also become today’s rare Some have left independent five-cylinder turbocharged engines. However, compared to today’s smaller, lighter, but not inferior power aluminum alloy four-cylinder engine, this guy does not have much advantage, and apparently no longer fits the mainstream car culture of downsizing. The judges believe that 5 The fascinating sound of the cylinder machine is an important point for it to win, so… okay.

I remember that when Volvo fully implemented the Drive-E power system, its technical master once said a word. The general meaning is that if you can use four cylinders to achieve the effect of six or eight cylinders, then the best choice must be four cylinders. . Of course, we are not completely superstitious about Volvo’s cylinder philosophy. After all, I personally don’t like or even resist the four-cylinder XC90, but the fewer cylinders, the smaller the engine, and the lighter the weight, which improves the dynamic performance of the vehicle and the level of environmental protection. All have a positive impact, which is also an indisputable fact. In addition, if the significance of the annual selection is to select engines that can break through technology and inspire the future in terms of technology and performance, then this 2.5T that is not young obviously does not do this.

One sentence comment:

Perhaps it can also participate in the “Good Engine Sound” selection, if the opponents there are also diesel engines.

2.5L-3.0L group

Award-winning engine: BMW S55 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine

2.5L-3.0L engine group alias and score
Ranking engine Installed vehicle Score
1 BMW 3.0L inline 6-cylinder twin turbo engine BMW M3, M4 246
2 BMW 3.0L inline 6-cylinder single-turbo twin-scroll turbocharged engine BMW M135i, 335i,
535i GT, X3 xDrive35i,
X5 xDrive35i,
X6 xDrive35i etc.
3 Porsche 2.7L (naturally aspirated)
Horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine
Porsche Boxster,
4 BMW 3.0L inline 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine BMW 330d, 530d, 640d,
730d, X3 30d, X5 30d,
X6 30d, X6 40d
5 BMW M 3.0L inline 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine BMW M550d, X5 M50d,
X6 M50d
6 Volkswagen 3.0L V6
Turbocharged diesel engine
Audi A4, A5, A7, A8, Q5, SQ5, Q7, Volkswagen Touareg, Phaeton, etc. 111
BMW 3.0L turbocharged engine (N55) on M135i
Engine displacement (mL) 2979
Bore (mm) 84
Stroke (mm) 89.6
Maximum power (Ps/rpm) 320/5800
Maximum torque (N·m/rpm) 450/1300-4500
Fuel supply method Direct injection

The S55 turbocharged engine completely ended the service life of the naturally aspirated engine on the BMW M series models. This ending, in fact, I had a foreboding when the N54 engine was launched. Although there are some hindsights, but judging from the general situation, It is inevitable that the turbine will replace the large displacement naturally aspirated engine, but I did not expect that this will last for nearly 10 years.

The N54 and S55 engines, both of which are twin-turbocharged air-intake forms, have a lot of origin. First of all, the basic bore/stroke parameters are maintained at 84mm×89.6mm throughout. This is a proof of a typical modular development concept. However, in After seeing the technical terms such as direct injection and variable intake and exhaust timing technology (VANOS), you may think that BMW has not come up with anything new in recent years. In fact, it is not the case in the inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine. In the process of technological evolution, the single-turbocharged air-intake N55 engine is regarded as a transitional model of the two after the overall optimization, which can also be said to fill the gap in the power demand of other products.

The origin of the two engines can be distinguished from the engine model. The first letter of the engine model represents the development team of the engine, “N” represents from the BMW Group, and “S” is from BMW M. The second number means As the engine is an in-line 6-cylinder form, the subsequent numbers correspond to different types of changes, such as combustion methods, fuel injection strategies, and so on.

Based on the in-line 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged structure, BMW M has designed a powertrain that can cater to the BMW M3/M4. Some people may wonder, “Why not use a single-turbo engine?” On the surface This is a trivial question, but this question is worthy of discussion. First of all, turbo-specific power output lag has always been the reason why those sports cars that pay attention to driving experience are not indifferent to it. If a small-sized turbo is used, Although the power response has become faster, it is easy to lose the power performance at high speeds. However, two small inertia turbines can greatly take into account the power smoothness under various working conditions. This is also the best when the N54 was born. One point that BMW engineers are proud of.

In the engine development goal setting link, the power goal is only one of them. In addition, the weight reduction, combustion efficiency, thermal management, etc. must be improved in accordance with industry standards or development strategies. For example, we have recently talked about more water cooling The intercooler also appeared on the S55, and the applied aluminum-magnesium alloy technology appeared in the oil pan this time. Compared with the previous V8 naturally aspirated engine, the S55 is nearly 10 kg lighter.

Of course, what made the judges vote for the S55 engine was because of their love for the BMW M3. In the 2011 selection, the V8 naturally aspirated engine of the BMW M3 (E90) got 3.0 to 3.0. Awards in the 4.0 liter category. This year, this level of award was awarded to the McLaren V8T engine.

One sentence comment:

Judging from the selection list, I think BMW’s 3.0-liter turbocharged engine has won this category for two consecutive years. In fact, it’s not the case. The N55 single-turbo twin-scroll engine that won last year was the S55 engine this year. Can't my editor make snacks?

● 3.0L-4.0L group

Award-winning engine: McLaren M838T 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine

3.0L-4.0L engine group alias and score
Ranking engine Installed vehicle Score
1 McLaren 3.8L V8
Twin turbocharged engine
McLaren 650S, 625C, 12C, etc. 258

Mercedes-Benz AMG 4.0L

Twin turbocharged engine

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT,

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG etc.

3 Porsche 3.8L
Horizontally opposed engine
Porsche 911 Carrera 214

Ferrari 3.9L V8

Twin turbocharged engine

Ferrari California 187
5 Audi 4.0L TFSI engine Audi S6, S7,
RS 6, RS 7, Bentley Flying Spur, etc.
6 Porsche 3.8L horizontally opposed turbocharged engine

Porsche 911 Turbo,
911 Turbo S


The 3.8L V8 twin-turbocharged engine code-named M838T on the McLaren 650S model

Engine displacement (mL) 3799
Bore (mm) 93
Stroke (mm) 69.9
Maximum power (Ps/rpm) 650/7250
Maximum torque (N·m/rpm) 678/6000
Fuel supply method Direct injection

The rich product line makes the M838T play a greater value, whether it is the king-level McLaren P1 or the entry-level McLaren 540C, different tuning methods can adapt to different positioning models (McLaren P1 also Joined electric technology), this V8 twin-turbocharged engine jointly developed by Ricardo is now the mainstay of McLaren.

In the selection of the International Engine Awards, this level of competition is also fierce. The same group of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche and new Ferraris have come up with strong competitors in the V8T engine category. However, this cannot be stopped. McLaren won the award for the third time. 65 judges from all over the world once again felt the charm of the M838T engine through the McLaren 650S.

It is worth mentioning here that whether it is McLaren’s M838T or Ferrari’s F154 3.9T engine, the turbochargers they use are all from Japanese suppliers. The former cooperates closely with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, while Ferrari chooses IHI, the world's best company for small turbines.

One sentence comment:

I bet that next year's award at this level belongs to F154 (Ferrari 3.9T).

● Groups above 4.0L

Award-winning engine: Ferrari's 4.5-liter naturally aspirated engine. At the same time, this engine also won a “performance engine” award.

Ranks and scores of engine groups above 4.0L
Ranking engine Installed vehicle Score
1 Ferrari 4.5L V8 engine Ferrari 458, 458 Speciale 295
2 Ferrari 6.3L V12 engine Ferrari F12berlinetta 222
3 Mercedes-Benz AMG 5.5L V8
Turbocharged engine
Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG,
SL63 AMG etc.
4 BMW 4.4L V8
Twin turbocharged engine
BMW M5, M6 110
5 Jaguar/Land Rover 5.0L V8
Supercharged engine
Jaguar F-TYPE, F-TYPE R, Land Rover Range Rover Sport 98
6 FCV 6.2L V8
Supercharged engine
Dodge Charger Hellcat 95
The 4.5L V8 engine on the Ferrari 458 Speciale
Engine displacement (mL) 4497
Bore (mm) 94
Stroke (mm) 81
Maximum power (Ps/rpm) 605/9000
Maximum torque (N·m/rpm) 540/6000
Fuel supply method Direct injection

Looking through the award catalogues of the International Engine Awards in recent years, you will find that Ferrari won the Best Performance Engine Award for the fifth year with this 4.5L V8 engine. At the same time, it is also the champion of the 4.0L and above displacement category this year. . Even though it is so brilliant, it can hardly conceal the reality of the “decline” of the naturally aspirated engine. That's right, in this year's International Engine Awards, there is only this naturally aspirated engine, and perhaps an era is really coming to an end.

In 2011, this 4.5L V8 engine helped Ferrari win the award. In 2012, the flagship of the F12berlinetta family helped Ferrari win this award. In the subsequent 2013 and 2014, Ferrari won the grand prize like a bag. This year, the champion of this category still belongs to the “Prancing Horse”.

The “decline” of the naturally aspirated engine is not only reflected in the fact that only this 4.5L V8 engine won the championship. If you look through the list of candidates for all levels, you will find that apart from this engine, there are only 6.3L V12 and Porsche 2.7L, 3.8 The L horizontally opposed engine was selected, and other naturally aspirated engines were sadly wiped out. Perhaps, these naturally aspirated engines on the list are also because they bear the titles of Ferrari and Porsche.

It may be a kind of feeling, maybe a kind of taste, the judges' praise of this engine is not from its power performance, but only shows that its “smoothness” is commendable. That's right, other brands covet the engine of this award for the time being. Only the weird 3.9T engine on the Ferrari 488 GTB is a strong competitor. The surpassing in data makes people unable to extricate themselves. Then, how long will people forget about naturally aspirated feelings?

One sentence comment:

It can be felt that the judges' love for Ferrari is beyond words, and it is also worth noting that this is the only naturally aspirated engine in the list.

Green Engine Award

Award-winning engine: Tesla electric system

The name and score of the green engine group
Ranking engine Installed vehicle Score
1 Tesla Motor



BMW 1.5L

Hybrid combination of oil and electricity

BMW i8 191

BMW Pure Electric Powertrain

BMW i3 109
4 Volkswagen 1.4T petrol-electric hybrid powertrain Volkswagen Golf GTE,
Audi A4 e-tron

Ford 0.999L three-cylinder

Turbocharged engine

Carnival, Yibo, Fox,

B-MAX, C-MAX (overseas),

Grand C-MAX,

Tourneo Connect/Courier


BMW 0.647L two-cylinder oil-electric hybrid powertrain

BMW i3 64

(Domestic) Tesla Motor Parameters


Model S 2015


Model S 2015


Model S 2015


Model S 2015


Maximum power (kW) 245 270 314.7 515
Maximum torque (N·m/rpm)
Maximum cruising range (km) 442 502 502 480
Battery capacity (kWh) 70 85 85 85

This year, Tesla’s electric motor won the International Green Engine Award of the Year. In Musk’s view, the electric motor is the most ideal solution to replace the traditional power. This not only solves the traditional emission problem, but also uses the power output characteristics of the motor to make special The dynamic performance of the Sla MODEL S model is not inferior to that of the models of the same level. The 2015 MODEL S P85D model is even more capable of accelerating at 0-100km/h through a dual-motor strategy comparable to a supercar.

The unique product positioning made Tesla quickly become known globally, which may be like a legend for any small company in Silicon Valley. The key to turning the concept into reality such an electric sports car and achieving a legend is Tesla's design philosophy and the ability to integrate resources.

Such a company that has subverted traditions now has its own more and more complete production line. At the beginning of this year, my colleague Zhai Yuan also visited Tesla's Fremont factory in the United States. Out of cost considerations, Tesla produces most of the motor parts, and some of them are from Taiwan’s Tomita.

By the way, let’s take a look at the battery pack of Tesla's drive motor. Its internal composition is 18650 lithium batteries. The battery capacity of 85kWh is achieved through multiple battery modules in series and parallel, helping Tesla MODEL S to achieve a range of hundreds of kilometers. .

One sentence comment:

I want to see when the fuel cell technology will come out.

Expectation for the next edition

The Ferrari F154 3.9T made an appearance in this international engine award. Obviously, California with the front engine did not help F154 win enough votes among the judges, but we are still confident that it will be able to rely on the Ferrari 488 next year. Time to replace the McLaren M838T position.

In the selection of performance engines, the new V8T engines of Audi and Mercedes-Benz have a great chance of winning in the future, especially Mercedes-Benz, like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG and AMG GT are two very lovable cars.

In the green engine awards, gasoline-electric hybrid and pure electric vehicles seem to be able to bring us less and less surprises. I don't know what the judges think about fuel cell technology.

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Compared with the selection of the Ward Top Ten Engine Awards in the United States, the results of the International Engine Awards, based in Europe and with judges all over the world, are obviously more in line with the Chinese market. At least, there is no OHV structure that Americans love. V8 engine, this time the diesel engine received a cold reception is also surprising. However, the most unexpected thing is the loss of Volkswagen. Of course, you can also think that the Audi inline 5-cylinder engine belongs to Audi (the only remaining magic machine, this is it I won the 6th award), then I’ll make it clear that the failure of the EA211 and EA888 engines was beyond our expectations. The relevant awards fell to the PSA 1.2T and Mercedes-Benz M133 respectively. Undoubtedly, the power surpassed our expectations. The M133 above EA888 will give the judges a better driving experience. But when you see the 1.0-1.4L category list, you will understand (four of the five engines in the list are from Volkswagen), in fact, in terms of the market, Volkswagen is still the biggest winner. (Picture/Text Autohome Technology·Design Channel)