EcoBoost wins International Engine of the Year again
The groundbreaking Ford EcoBoost engine has once again triumphed at the prestigious International Engine of the Year awards ceremony, picking up the main prize for the second consecutive time.
The product, renowned for its incredible efficiency combined with high performance capabilities, became only the third engine to have achieved this feat in the 15-year history of the award, which is presented by the magazine Engine Technology International.
This success, which is chronicled here on the website of the awards, also presented the EcoBoost with the highest marks to have ever been achieved in the overall category. On top of this, the 1.0-litre edition of the EcoBoost also picked up the 'Best Engine Under 1.0-litre' prize as well, with this ceremony representing two more additions to what is now a long line of official industry recognitions.
It has not been long since the EcoBoost, which was first released in 2009 and has now become the norm in a range of cars like the C-MAX and Ford Focus models for sale, also won the Royal Automobile Club Dewar Trophy for 'outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive industry', which came as further evidence of its ever-growing popularity amongst motoring experts and the driving public alike.
Peter Lyon, a freelance automotive journalist who was on the judging panel for this latest award, summed the EcoBoost up as 'a masterpiece', adding: 'Who'd have believed it? A 1.0-litre engine that has it all, powerful, fuel efficient, clean and lightweight'.
Everything from the Ford Ka to the Mustang is receiving more attention due to the buzz that has been created by the EcoBoost recently, and this award comes hot on the heels of a welcome announcement confirming that, from the middle of August, production of the pioneering engine at the manufacturer's plant in Cologne, Germany, is to double to over 1,000 every day.
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