The top honour went to the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol engine that powers the 1 Series, 3 Series and X6.
The BMW 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol engine also won ‘Best engine 2.5-litre to 3.0-litre’ and the previous International Engine of the Year winner, the 5.0-litre V10 powerplant, won its category of ‘Best engine above 4.0-litres’.
Klaus Kibsgaard, Managing Director of BMW (UK) Ltd, said: ‘To win the International Engine of the Year is an immense achievement and underscores the technical expertise and dedication of BMW’s engineers and designers.’
Meanwhile Subaru’s 2.5 litre turbocharged ‘boxer’, fitted to the Impreza 2.5 WRX and WRX STI, was voted the best in the 2.0 to 2.5 litre class.
Volkswagen's dual charged TSI engines won the ‘International Engine of the Year Award’ in the category ‘1 litre to 1.4 litres’.