The Engine of the Year 2016 is for… The biturbo V8 of the Ferrari 488 GTB!


The engine of the Ferrari 488 GTB has risen this year as the Best Engine of the Year 2016. Surprising that in an era in which downsizing is the order of the day a engine of eight cylinders to be able to gain this important award.

Ferrari is in for a treat as its engine 670 HP to 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm of maximum torque, which approves an average consumption of 11.4 l/100 km and 260 g CO2, “Is a great step forward for turbocharged engines in terms of efficiency, performance and flexibility.” as stated by Graham Johnson, co-president of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

The powerful unit 3.9-liter V8 Twin-Turbo has conquered to a jury composed by 63 specialists of the sector that what they have chosen as the winner of three other awards: new engine, better engine performance, and better engine between 3.0 and 4.0 liters.

The grill of winners at the Engine of the Year 2016 has been the following manera:

Motor Puntuación
Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 331
BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid 278
Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo 267
PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo 180
Ford 998cc three-cylinder turbo 157


The second place is for the powerful and efficient combustion engine of the hybrid system of the BMW i8, a small three-cylinder 1.5-liter that produces by itself 231 CV of power. The third place, being very close to the sub-champion, is dominated by the units of 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo-charged the Porsche 911 is available in versions of 370 and 400 HP.

After the podium with his three medals are a step in the propellant 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder the PSA group that is found in a wide range of its range of variants 110 and 130 HP. The fifth place is relegated to a veteran winner of these parts, the small block 1.0 EcoBoost Ford that employs numerous models of the manufacturer in versions of 100, 125 and 140 HP.