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13/06/2012 | Paris

Presented by Engine Technology International publication, the prestigious 2012 International Engine of the Year Award in the 1.4 to 1.8-litre category was once again won by the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, direct-injection turbo petrol engine developed in cooperation by PSA Peugeot Citroën and BMW Group.

The Award particularly honours the 200 hp version offered on the Peugeot RCZ, 308 CC and 308 GTI and the Citroën DS4 and DS5, which delivers turbocharged output of 147kw and peak torque of 275 Nm, with carbon emissions of 155g/km on the Peugeot RCZ and Citroën DS5.

The 1.6-litre version caps an entire family of petrol powerplants, ranging from 1.4 to 1.6 litres and from 95 to 200 hp. Equipped with the latest technologies, including direct injection on the turbo version, variable valve timing, a volume flow-controlled oil pump and an on-demand water pump, the family improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions by around 10% compared with the previous generation.
Nearly 75% of all Peugeot and Citroën models feature these 1.6-litre and 1.4-litre petrol engines. In particular, the 1.6-litre version powers the Peugeot 308, 3008, 5008 and 508, and the Citroën C3, C3 Picasso, C4, C4 Picasso and C5, DS3, DS4 and DS5.

About the International Engine of the Year Award
Organised by Engine Technology International publication, the International Engine of the Year award is one of the most sought-after automotive accolades. Judged by an international panel of 76 renowned motoring journalists from 36 countries, the Awards highlight and acknowledge engine engineering excellence. These tests enable them to rank the powerplants offering the best driveability, performance and fuel economy, as well as the successful application of advanced engine technology.


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