Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for the sixth year in a row, remaining undefeated in its category since its launch in 2012.
With this award, the engine has now won 10 International Engine of the Year awards including overall winner a record three times, and “Best Newcomer”.
“Our 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been a game-changer, setting the benchmark for compact, fuel-efficient engines with sophisticated EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and Twin-Independent Variable Camshaft Timing technologies.
“Even with 10 International Engine of the Year awards under our belt, we’re still finding ways to push back the boundaries of powertrain engineering, and deliver even more benefit to our customers from this acclaimed small engine,” said Ford of Europe product development vice president Joe Bakaj.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, first introduced to the Ford Focus in 2012, is offered with outputs of 98hp, 123hp and 138hp.
It was named “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” by a panel of 58 automotive journalists from 31 countries.
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 2018 deliver reduced running costs for customers by automatically stopping one of the engine’s cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine.