Can BMW Retain The International Engine Of The Year Awards Crown?

Stuttgart - BMW’s reign as maker of the world’s finest automobile engines could be coming to an end. New champions of powerplant excellence are poised, ready to topple Munich’s finest at the Grand Prize Presentation of the Fifth Annual International Engine of the Year Awards, to be held on 4 June at Engine Expo 2003, the Stuttgart-based exhibition dedicated to powertrain technologies and components.

Decided by a panel of 50 journalists from leading motoring media based in 22 countries including the USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Australia, the International Engine of the Year Awards reward car makers for excellence in the fields of powertrain refinement, performance, technology, fuel economy, and driveability.

Graham Johnson, Chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards 2003, commented: "Although the final votes have yet to be cast, it looks like our judging panel has found new favourites in 2003. Several manufacturers have launched astonishingly good new engines this year and in some cases improved the driveability of their existing products, meaning that BMW, which has dominated the International Engine of the Year Awards honours list for the past two years, will face stiff competition for its crown in 2003."

Who makes the best automobile engines in the world? The International Engine of the Year Awards at Engine Expo 2003, Messe Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, on the 4 June will give the definitive answers…

Published 1 May 2003 Melanie Carter

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