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Irvine MINI Confirms, MINI Recognized At 2010 "Engine Of The Year Awards"


June 29, 2010 – Irvine, Calif. - Irvine MINI proud to announce, MINI Cooper S received praise at the “International Engine of the Year Awards” for 2010 in Germany.
The award-winning power units at the world’s most renowned engine competition were both petrol and diesel engines with four, six and eight cylinders. The victorious 4-cylinder Twin Scroll Turbo engine of the MINI Cooper S received great praise for its power, efficiency and performance.
“We’re proud for MINI to be recognized; it’s in great company, which shows its stamina and its notable engine development,” said General Manager Steve Rudkin.
The “Engine of the Year” awards were conferred by an international jury, which was made up of 76 engine journalists from 35 countries. The award ceremony was held at the “Engine Expo” trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany.
The “Engine of the Year” awards have been in existence since 1999. Since then over 50 class and overall victories have been awarded to engines developed for automobiles by BMW and MINI. Among the serial production winners in this competition were the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine from the MINI Cooper S, achieving its fourth and last victory this year. Next year it will be the turn of the recently presented successor engine in the 1.4 – 1.8-liter capacity class. In addition to the Twin Scroll Turbo technology and gasoline direct injection of its award-winning predecessor, this engine also has Variable Valve Control and an output of 135 kw/184 bhp, as well as being the world’s most efficient engine in its capacity class.
Irvine MINI’s helpful and knowledgeable staff, expert factory-trained technicians, state-of-the-art service department, comprehensive parts department and one of the nation’s largest selections of new, used and certified pre-owned MINIs have made Irvine MINI a landmark in Southern California’s automotive landscape. For more information about Irvine MINI, visit the dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine, Calif., or online at
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