EcoBoost wins for sixth year in a row
For an amazing sixth year in a row, Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” – meaning the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since launch in 2012.
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”.
Offered with outputs of 100 PS, 125 PS, and 140 PS, Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine now powers one in five new Ford vehicles sold in Europe, including two in five Fiestas.
First introduced to the Ford Focus in 2012, the innovative engine has continued to dominate its segment. 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 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, with re-engagement in 14 milliseconds (20 times faster than the blink of an eye), when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine.
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