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Old 25-Oct-2005, 11:30 AM   #1
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Wink Engines Talk... VVT-i, VTEC, Boxer Engine, hybrid...

Every car manufacturer says their engine's best... or better than the other... So is there really such thing as "best engine"?

Which type of engine is best for driving in Singapore? In terms of power, fuel efficiency/FC, maintenance, safety, etc...
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 02:26 AM   #2
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Like you mentioned, different engines are good for different characteristics. Some have higher power, some are quieter, some are more fuel-efficient, like yourself (just joking )... So it really depends on what you want to achieve and or your driving style and preference... You can't have a cake and eat it too... e.g. High power and low fuel consumption...
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Old 18-Jul-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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Best engine? Well, I bet for BMW. BMW won additional International Engine of the Year Awards for its 2.5-litre inline six and 5-litre V10. I think they just deserved victory. My second bet was for Toyota 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius).
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Old 18-Jul-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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I am an advocate for Toyota's VVT-i, powerful, quiet and reliable...
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Old 18-Jul-2008, 11:28 PM   #5
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Best engine? Well, I bet for BMW. BMW won additional International Engine of the Year Awards for its 2.5-litre inline six and 5-litre V10. I think they just deserved victory. My second bet was for Toyota 1.5-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius).
It was BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo (135, 335, X6) that won the 2008 award.

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International Engine of the Year 2008


Position / Brand / Points

1. BMW 3-litre Twin Turbo (135, 335, X6) 380

2. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta) 287

3. Volkswagen/Audi 2-litre 4-cylinder Turbo FSI (A3, A4 Cabrio, A6, TT, Eos, Jetta, Skoda Octavia, Seat Altea, León, Golf GTi) 270

4. BMW 4-litre V8 (M3) 241

5. BMW 5-litre V10 (M5, M6) 151

6. BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo (MINI Cooper S, Clubman, Peugeot 207, 308) 149

7. Subaru 2.5-litre flat four Turbo (Forester, Impreza, Outback, Legacy) 78

8. Toyota 1-litre 3-cylinder (Aygo,Yaris/Echo/Vitz, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, Subaru Justy) 69
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Old 23-Jul-2008, 09:43 AM   #6
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BMW kind of dominated the chart isn't it, but their engines are mostly 3-litres and above, so big.....
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BMW kind of dominated the chart isn't it, but their engines are mostly 3-litres and above, so big.....
As good as they can be, huge engines are not popular here because of our cc based road tax and expensive petrol
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Old 18-Feb-2009, 04:32 PM   #8
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Every car manufacturer says their engine's best... or better than the other... So is there really such thing as "best engine"?

Which type of engine is best for driving in Singapore? In terms of power, fuel efficiency/FC, maintenance, safety, etc...
Toyota recently came up with a new engine, VVTL-i or sth like that, must be better, cos new technology
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Old 26-Feb-2009, 12:39 PM   #9
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Toyota recently came up with a new engine, VVTL-i or sth like that, must be better, cos new technology
Or they could be coming up with the technology to save cost...
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