A jury of 76 international motoring journalists decided the best and finest engine today is the FIAT 500′s two-cylinder TwinAir unit, according to Motorward.com. The journalists stated FIAT “got it spot on – the greatest thing about it is that it doesn’t sacrifice fun for economy.” The FIAT 500 is a very economical car with only two cylinders and the engine is also turbocharged. The small, busy little engine provides an enormous amount of driving fun.
The FIAT 500 TwinAir engine was also victorious in the “Best New Engine,” “Best Sub 1-litre” and “Best Green Engine” categories, even beating zero-emission pure electric vehicle engines like the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi in the latter category. The Fiat Group also won as the new 570bhp, 4.5-litre V8 engine of the Ferrari 458. The winning categories were “Best Performance Engine” and “Above 4-litre”.
Dean Slavnich, editor of Engine Technology International and co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards, said “FIAT has now produced one of the all-time great engines. Its triumph is a clear signal that less is more: people want low-emission, fuel-efficient yet powerful engines and just two cylinders certainly seems to provide a comprehensive solution.”
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