May the best mota win
BMW is no stranger to winning the engine of the year award and last year was no different. BMWâ€™s V10 as seen in the M5 and M6 took the honours.
Last years winner the BMW V10 from the M5 and M6 was 5 times bigger than the itsy bitsy 1.0-litre Toyota are teasing us with this year...
This year BMW is hoping for a repeat performance with its 3.0-litre twin-turbo from the BMW 335i which features advanced turbo-charging technology and use of lightweight materials such as magnesium in its manufacture.
The competition includes Volkswagenâ€™s 1.4-litre TSI which is supercharged and turbocharged and Porscheâ€™s 3.6-litre twin turbo engine from the current Porsche 997 series.
Toyota meanwhile is setting the pulses of enthusiasts racing with their candidate being a 1.0-litre three cylinder engine said to be the lightest internal combustion engine on sale.
The awards take place at the 2007 Engine Expo in Stuttgart Germany during May. A panel of motoring journalists as opposed to engineering experts will determine the winner who will be announced on the 9th May.