A second year for Volkswagen getting the Engine of the Year Award, this time with the VW 1.4-litre TSI engine that uses supercharging and turbocharging and is powering models like the Polo or the Passat CC.
The VW 1.4-litre TSI was also winner in the 1 to 1.4 category and Dr. Rudiger Szengel, Head of Volkswagen Petrol
Engine Development said that "The combination of compressor and
turbocharging provides an excellent basis for combining driving pleasure
and low fuel consumption".
The German company said their VW 1.4-litre TSI engine producing 150 PS (110 kW)and which returns 39.2 mpg (7.2
litres of fuel per 100 km) will also be offered on the new Sharan.
Volkswagen press release :
Wolfsburg/Stuttgart: The much sought-after ‘Engine of the Year Award’
has been won by Volkswagen.  Entered in the competition this year was
Volkswagen’s new 1.4-litre TSI engine and it won not only in the 1 to
1.4-litre category, but also took the overall award as ‘International
Engine of the Year’.  There to accept the prize at the ceremony in
Stuttgart yesterday was Dr. Rüdiger Szengel, Head of Volkswagen Petrol
Engine Development.
Dr. Szengel said: ‘I and the entire Volkswagen
development team are extremely proud to receive this major
international prize in the overall category for the second year in
succession for the 1.4 twincharger.  The combination of compressor and
turbocharging provides an excellent basis for combining driving pleasure
and low fuel consumption – all achieved with a relatively small engine
capacity of 1.4-litres.’
Dean Slavnich, editor of organising
magazine Engine Technology International and co-chair of the
72-strong international judging panel of esteemed motoring journalists,
commented: ‘It is a fantastic achievement for Volkswagen to have won the
award for a second consecutive year, and it demonstrates that engine
downsizing is very much here to stay.  We’ve seen more new engines
launched into the market than ever before in the Awards’ history, and
the vast majority of them were below 1.8 litres.  That Volkswagen’s 
clever 1.4litre twincharger is still proclaimed by the judges as the
best engine on sale in the world today demonstrates the class of this
highly refined trend setter.’
Volkswagen leads the way globally in
the strategy of charging using direct injection and with these powerful
engines covers the model range from Polo all the way to the Passat CC. 
The new Sharan will also be available with a 1.4-litre twincharger and
powered by the 110 kW / 150 PS high-tech petrol engine consumes just 7.2
litres of fuel per 100 km (39.2 mpg).

Source: Volkswagen