One in five Ford cars in Europe have EcoBoost engine

Recent news has highlighted that one in five Ford cars on the European roads are now powered by a 1.0L EcoBoost engine, highlighting the overwhelming popularity of this impressive motoring innovation.

The dominance of the 1.0L EcoBoost engine has been highlighted by official figures from Ford, suggesting that one in five cars sold in Europe is equipped with the engine, making it the best-selling turbocharged petrol engine on the continent – for the first six months of the year at least.

During the period, 120,000 new Ford vehicles sold featured the 1.0L EcoBoost engine, 16,000 more than the 104,000 that were sold during the same period last year. The figures show the engine was equipped in 47 per cent of all B-Max models sold, while also in 30 per cent and 33 per cent of the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta models respectively.

International Engine of the Year

In June, the 1.0L EcoBoost was named as the 2014 International Engine of the Year, winning the crown for a variety of parameters such as performance, drivability, economy, refinement and technology. The fact that engines from premium brands and supercars were also in the running for the award makes the victory for Ford all the more impressive.

First unveiled to the world back in 2009, the EcoBoost is a family of direct injected engines, which are supercharged to offer superb power with added fuel efficiency. For example, a 1.0L EcoBoost is able to produce up to 123bhp, while delivering approximately 20 per cent better fuel efficiency and 15 per cent less greenhouse gasses than a conventional engine of the same size.

If you are keen to discover why the 1.0L EcoBoost is so successful, why not visit one of the official Ford motor dealers operated by the Foray Motor Group today?

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