The International Engine of the Year Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018, and to celebrate, the people behind the awards created One Award To Rule Them All (or at least, before the next anniversary rolls around). It was called ‘Best of the Best’. Which means it’s an award that recognises all the overall winners over the awards’ then 20-year history.
Naturally, only one can win, and you might even disagree with a few – or indeed all – of them. For example, while there are a few BMW engines in this list, there isn’t the quietly magnificent 2.8-litre straight-six from, say, um, an E36 328i Sport. Good, solid engine, at least in this humble writers’ opinion.
Want to find out what the International Engine of the Year Awards recognises as the best engines spanning its inception (1999) to 2018? Then do the honourable thing and click forth.