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It might be a repost.... I tried to find in search and not found... I swear!!!
anyways, BMW won 47 times so far the leader of all the brands!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International...ine_of_the_Year

47 BMW
23 Honda
18 Toyota
18 Volkswagen
6 DaimlerChrysler/Mercedes
4 Mazda
3 GM
3 Porsche
2 Ferrari
2 Subaru
1 Alfa Romeo
1 Audi

so that makes me more proud driving a BMW
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Certainly an accomplishment, more than twice the runner-up
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I'm not surprised BMW is the leader, I am a LITTLE bit surprised they have such a BIG lead!!
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Originally Posted by flyingpuck' post='1014483' date='Sep 22 2009, 10:52 PM
I'm not surprised BMW is the leader, I am a LITTLE bit surprised they have such a BIG lead!!
Doubting the BMW engine Dave?
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As for engines, when we got our 525, I was actually more comfortable getting this engine used, than I was any other BMW engine.

BMW has been doing variants of the 2.5L I6 since gasoline was invented, so I knew this was a durable and reliable engine.

The automotive press raves over the BMW inline 6, and Nissan's VQ series of engines when it comes to V-6's.

For as far back as I can remember (US automotive press), Nissan has always had the "Best V6" while BMW was touted as having the "best six cyinder". As for V-8's, there are a LOT of good V-8's-, but no V-8 sounds as good to me, as a GM V8, big block or small block, 1960's or 2000's- it doesn't matter.

Others sound good too, but- not quite as good... Not even Ford- as far as low end rumble goes... As far as V8 high notes, Ferrari has that in the bag.

Porsche 911 Turbo and the Dodge Viper have the nasty "blatt" sound award sewn up. They both have easily the worse/nastiest (and not in the good way) sounding sports cars revs I have ever heard- but, nasty though it may sound, they are the fastest and most thrilling vehicles I have ever driven. With the auto tranny, and big windshield- the 911 is the easiest to live with.
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Originally Posted by mrfva' post='1014487' date='Sep 22 2009, 08:56 PM
Doubting the BMW engine Dave?
Nope Frank, I'm doubting the automotive press!
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Originally Posted by bighersh' post='1014502' date='Sep 22 2009, 09:43 PM
As for engines, when we got our 525, I was actually more comfortable getting this engine used, than I was any other BMW engine.

BMW has been doing variants of the 2.5L I6 since gasoline was invented, so I knew this was a durable and reliable engine.

The automotive press raves over the BMW inline 6, and Nissan's VQ series of engines when it comes to V-6's.
If you read the article from the link posted you will see that BMW has won for it's V-8 engines as well as the V-10 - so yes, the I6 engine has won the most awards for BMW it is far from being the only thing BMW is good at. The V-8 engine that won is the same one found in the 545i.
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reading stuff like this makes me happy to have the I6...until i start thinking about the computer system/electronics in the car going bad CPO FTW!!
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Originally Posted by Alpine White Girl' post='1015184' date='Sep 23 2009, 07:50 PM
reading stuff like this makes me happy to have the I6...until i start thinking about the computer system/electronics in the car going bad CPO FTW!!
I can't wait for my 8000rpm inline 6 screamer!
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Originally Posted by pjinca' post='1014918' date='Sep 23 2009, 01:17 PM
If you read the article from the link posted you will see that BMW has won for it's V-8 engines as well as the V-10 - so yes, the I6 engine has won the most awards for BMW it is far from being the only thing BMW is good at. The V-8 engine that won is the same one found in the 545i.
Having now owned 2 BMW V8s, I think they are wonderful engines. Smooth and powerful. And the sound of the engine revviing is priceless.
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