May 11, 2006
BMW V10 voted “Engine of the Year”; three others take honours
Munich, Germany – The BMW V10, used in the M5/M6, has been voted “International Engine of the Year 2006” for the second consecutive year. The award is voted by 61 trade journalists from around the world. The V10 also received “Best Performance Engine 2006”, which judges engines exceeding 4.0-litre capacity.
Additionally, the 3.2-litre six-cylinder used in the M3, M Roadster and M Coupe was named winner of the 3.0 to 4.0-litre capacity class, for the sixth time in a row. It is the only engine to win so many times. The 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine used in the BMW 535d took first place in the class from 2.5 to 3.0 litres, while the new 3.0-litre gasoline engine took second place.