AMG’s soon-too-be replaced 6.2-litre V8 has pipped the Ferrari 458 Italia’s V8 to win International Engine of the Year.
The showdown saw the 6208cc engine, as fitted in everything from the C63 to the CLK 63, dominate the judging to post 90 more points that the Italian’s 4.5-litre, which finished 20 points ahead of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.5-litre bent-eight. The Benz engine won the Above 4.0-litre category as well as Best Performance Engine of the Year.
The BMWs M3’s 4.0-litre V8 took the honours ahead of Porsche’s legendary flat-six and the Nissan GT-R’s 3.7 twin-turbo in the 3.5 to 4.0-litre category, while Audi’s TT RS is home to the 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder that’s won the 2.0 to 2.5-litre class.
Volkswagen’s twin-charged 1.4-litre was voted best in the 1.0 to 1.4-litre category, while in the free-for-all Best New Engine of the Year, Fiat’s 1.4 turbocharged Multi Air, as fitted in the Alfa Romeo Mito and Giulietta, ironically prevented Ferrari’s 4.5-litre V8 winning any accolades by knocking it off the top spot.