The 1.4 litre TSI uses both a supercharger and a turbocharger

Volkswagen has won the ‘Engine of the Year’ award for the second year running.

The 1.4 litre TSI uses both a supercharger and a turbocharger to power models from the Polo to the Passat CC. The award was organised by Engine Technology International.

The 1.4 TSI also won the 1 to 1.4 litre category.

Dr Rudiger Szengel, Head of Volkswagen Engine Development, accepted the award.

He said: “The combination of compressor and turbocharging provides an excellent basis for combining driving pleasure and low fuel consumption.”

Other award winners

Best new engine - FIAT 1.4-LITRE MULTIAIR TURBOGreen engine of the year - TOYOTA 1.8-LITRE HYBRIDBest Performance Engine - MERCEDES-AMG 6.2-LITRESub one-litre - TOYOTA 1-LITREOne-litre to 1.4 litre - VOLKSWAGEN 1.4-LITRE TSI TWINCHARGER1.4 - 1.8-litre - BMW-PSA 1.6-LITRE TURBO1.8 - 2.0-litre - BMW 2-LITRE TWIN-TURBO DIESEL2.0-2.5-litre - AUDI 2.5-LITRE FIVE-CYLINDER TURBO2.5 - 3.0-litre - BMW 3-LITRE DI TWIN-TURBO3.0 - 4.0-litre - BMW 4-LITRE V8Above 4.0-litre - MERCEDES-AMG 6.2-LITRE

Nicholas Prangnell

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25 June 2010

[quote Autocar]He said: “The combination of compressor and turbocharging provides an excellent basis for combining driving pleasure and low fuel consumption.”[/quote]

I would have thought he would say "Thank you for voting for us"

25 June 2010

Not surprised, its an exceptional engine.

25 June 2010

I somehow doubt that Autocar thought that the thanks were the most important part of the speech. How come the award was not given to the Fiat Multiair engine ?

25 June 2010

my car has this engine in 122bhp spec and as we have discussed here before it has plenty of power but is not fuel efficient.diesel for me next time!!

25 June 2010

[quote blktoy]How come the award was not given to the Fiat Multiair engine ?[/quote] In the " International Engine of the Year Awards", which may or may not be the same as this (?) the Multi-air won "best new engine". This was the list produced: Best New Engine: Fiat 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo Green Engine: Toyota 1.8-litre hybrid Performance Engine: Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre Sub 1-litre: Toyota 1-litre 1-litre to 1.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre: BMW-PSA 1.6-litre turbo 1.8-litre to 2.0-litre: BMW 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre: Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo 2.5-litre to 3.0-litre: BMW 3.0-litre twin-turbo 3.0-litre to 4.0-litre: BMW 4.0-litre V8 Over 4.0-litre: Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre

25 June 2010

Just to add - there was formatting in the above post, but as usual autocar forums do not work with google chrome, which is the best browser for everything I do, other than autocar. My apologies, but it's late so I'm going to bed rather than fighting with IE and editing.

25 June 2010

theonlydt in your last post did you want to use paragrahs ? in google chrome you need to put the following html tag in for each new paragrpah you start

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25 June 2010

Funny how Autocar don't have a news item for "Fiat wins new engine of 2010 award", is this magazine sponsored by the VW Group??

25 June 2010

A very worthy winner, but I would say the new Fiat MultiAir engine is cleverer as it does not need the extra forced induction of a supercharger to deliver power and emissions on the same level. Also MultiAir looks like it will be carried over to any size engine and also diesel. Maybe it came out too late to be considered for this year but I would put this at the top of the list for 2011.

25 June 2010

In defence of Autocar here, the VW engine was the overall winner, and the Fiat engne was one of many category winners.

Although i would have liked a more detailed report on who won what, which we ended up getting from a reader in the forum instead of from the article...

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