Ford 1.0-Litre Ecoboost wins International Engine of the Year
For the sixth year in a row, the Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre engine has won the International Engine of the Year award for the best engine under 1.0-litre. This means, the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since launch in 2012. Continuing to dominate its segment, the judges praised the engine’s combination of performance, fuel-efficiency, and technology.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost has now won 10 International Engine of the Year awards including overall winner a record three times, and “Best Newcomer”. “Our 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been a game-changer, setting the benchmark for compact, fuel-efficient engines with sophisticated EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and Twin-Independent Variable Camshaft Timing technologies,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “Even with 10 International Engine of the Year awards under our belt, we’re still finding ways to push back the boundaries of powertrain engineering, and deliver even more benefit to our customers from this acclaimed small engine,” he adds.
The frugal three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was named “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” by a panel of 58 automotive journalists, from 31 countries. This year, the sub-1.0-litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost’s debut year. “The baby Ford EcoBoost engine is still the best 1.0-litre, three-cylinder design around, despite newer powertrains arriving on the scene,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 19th International Engine of the Year awards held in Stuttgart, Germany, and editor-in-chief of Engine Technology International magazine.
“Even more impressive is that it is the first-ever powertrain to secure its class title every year it has been nominated.” Ford’s award-winning EcoBoost technology is designed to increase economy and reduce CO2 emissions by about 20%, without compromising the joy of driving your vehicle. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine featuring cylinder deactivation technology will from early 2018 deliver reduced running costs for customers by automatically stopping one of the engine’s cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine.
Ford now offers new Ford vehicles with 100 PS, 125 PS and 140 PS, Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine available in the Fiesta, EcoSport and Focus.
This article was published in partnership with Ford.