BMW has again put on a dominant display at the International Engine of the Year Awards, securing no less than six category wins, including the prestigious overall title of “International Engine of the Year 2008” for its outstanding 3.0-litre twin-turbo engine.

The powerful BMW unit was one of seven engines to triumph in the 2008 Awards that use turbocharging to achieve high power output from smaller displacement engines that use less fuel and produce less CO2.

Indeed, another BMW class-winner was its 2.0-litre diesel twin-turbo unit, which, thanks to its ability to sip just 5.2L/100 km yet deliver 204 hp, scooped the “Best New Engine of the Year.”

The awards, which are judged by 65 motoring journalists from 32 countries from four continents, also rewarded a variety of other manufacturers for engine excellence across a number of different categories.

The Volkswagen/Audi Group, Toyota, Porsche and Subaru were all category winners.