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Engine of the Year Winners: Ford 1.0 litre EcoBoost is top dog

Thu, 06 Jun 2013

Ford’s 1.0 Litre EcoBoost wins Engine of the Year 2013

If anything is going to overturn the received wisdom that all small cars should come with a diesel engine, it’s Ford’s 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine.

Torquey, lively and frugal, the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine is a little marvel, a fact recognised for the second year running by the judging panel for the Engine of the Year Awards, ¬†which has given the 1.0 litre EcoBoost the highest ever marks in the award’s fifteen year history.

A total of 87 car journalists from 35 countries were hugely impressed with the power, torque and small size of the Ford engine, with one journalist, Peter Lyon, commenting: “Who’d have believed it? A 1.0-litre engine that has it all, powerful, fuel efficient, clean and lightweight. This is a masterpiece”.

But it’s not just awards the 1.0 litre EcoBoost is garnering, it’s sales too, with Ford doubling production from August at its Cologne Plant to meet demand.

Joe Bakaj, Ford VP Global Powertrain, said:

With a technology as mature as the internal combustion engine, it’s very rare to achieve a true breakthrough, but that is exactly what the team accomplished with this engine.

You have to drive it to believe a small three-cylinder engine can deliver such performance and fuel economy.

The Ford engine may have eclipsed engines from other car makers in the Engine of the Year Award, but other stunning engines took awards in their own capacity category, including offerings from Ferrari, VW and BMW.

Who said the ICE engine was dead?

Overall Winner: Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo

 


By Cars UK