Our journey through the history of engines that made history continues. We left the land of the "rising sun" towards the heart of the European automotive industry. Like it or not, it's Germany. For more references, check out: v10 life expectancy
I'm going to start this article the same way I started the article on the best Japanese engines . Enjoying Diesel naturally ...
Therefore, devotees of the iconic 1.9 R4 TDI PD engine in its most diverse variations, can go and preach their religion to another band. Yes, it is an excellent engine. But no, it's just a diesel. After writing this, I will never sleep peacefully again ... a black cloud from a poorly reprogrammed control unit will befall me.
The question of "German engineering"
Whether we like it or not, Germany is the heart of the European car industry. Land of Volkswagen, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz of Ferr… ups, this is Italy. But do you realize what you wanted to get at? It does not mean that the best engineering is all concentrated in Germany, but it is those compulsive drinkers of beer and mulled wine - called Glühwein and even drinks well ... - who are at the forefront of events.
That is why non-European brands, when they decide to win on the old continent, set up their "camps" in German lands. Do you want examples? Ford, Toyota and Hyundai. Non-European brands that chose Germany to meet the expectations of the world's most demanding customers: Europeans.
That said, let's recall some of the best-born mechanics on German soil. Will engines be missing? I'm sure it is. So please help me by using the comment box.
Another note! As in the list of the best Japanese engines, also in this list the order of the engines is random. But I can advance now that the Porsche M80, BMW S70 / 2 and Mercedes-Benz M120 engines should appear on my TOP 3.