The Turbo technology and four-cylinder power unit under the bonnet of the MINI Cooper S received the 'Engine of the Year award' at the recent trade fair 'Engine Expo' in Stuttgart.
Commendation for the awards is decided by an international jury, which consisted this year of 65 car journalists from 32 countries. In the capacity class 1.4 to 1.8 litres an award went to the engine featured in the MINI Cooper S. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine is equipped with a Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct petrol injection as well as variable valve control based on the VALVETRONIC system. This combination renders the 184 hp engine the world’s most efficient power unit of its type and size.
The engine assumes the title from the predecessor engine used in the MINI Cooper S, which was able to seize the class victory in the 'Engine of the Year Award' competition five times in a row underscoring yet again MINIs outstanding expertise in the field of engine development. Thanks to MINIMALISM, Innovative technologies ensure efficient and economical fuel consumption resulting in a choice of exceptionally powerful and remarkably efficient engines available for all MINI models.