Third top title for EcoBoost
Ford Motor Company's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine - which lowers fuel consumption without sacrificing power - is named 2014 International Engine of the Year for its drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology.
A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 35 countries also named the 1.0-litre EcoBoost the "Best Engine Under 1.0-litre" for the third year in a row at the Engine Expo 2014, in Stuttgart.
The engine has now won 13 major awards. In addition to collecting seven International Engine of the Year awards in three years - including Best New Engine in 2012 - the 1.0-litre EcoBoost also has been awarded the International Paul Pietsch Award 2013 for technological innovation in Germany; the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club in Great Britain; and in the U.S., the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. Ford also is the first automaker to win a Ward's 10 Best Engines trophy for a three-cylinder engine.
"This year's competition was the fiercest yet, but the 1.0-litre EcoBoost continues to stand out for all the right reasons - great refinement, surprising flexibility and excellent efficiency," said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 16th International Engine of the Year awards and editor of Engine Technology International magazine. "The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is one of the finest examples of powertrain engineering."
Launched in Europe in 2012 with the Ford Focus, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost is now available in the UK in a further nine vehicles: Fiesta, B-MAX, EcoSport, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, Tourneo Connect, Grand Tourneo Connect, Transit Connect and Transit Courier. The all-new Mondeo will continue the roll-out of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine when it launches later this year; the smallest engine to be specified in such a large family car.
Already available with 100PS and 125PS, Ford recently debuted a new 140PS version of the engine in the new Fiesta Red Edition and Fiesta Black Edition models; the most powerful volume production 1.0-litre road cars ever, achieving 0-62 mph in 9 seconds, a top speed of 125mph and delivering 62.8 mpg and 104 g/km CO2.