Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine takes the pride title of the 2017 International Engine of the Year under “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” category. This compact yet powerful three-cylinder motor has won this award for the sixth consecutive year. That means, it remains unbeatable in its category since its launch in 2012. To win this International title, the 1.0L EcoBoost saw off 35 competitors voted by 58 automotive journalists from 31 countries.
Appreciated for its performance, fuel-efficiency and technology, the 1.0L EcoBoost powertrain now possesses a total of 10 International Engine of the Year awards including “Best Newcomer” for the three times. This powerful engine had debuted on the Ford Focus in 2012, and is still dominating its segment. Myth or Reality – Ford Cars Have High Maintenance Costs in India
In India, the Ford EcoSport comes with an option of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. On the compact SUV, this petrol unit returns the best-in-class power of 123bhp (125PS). It delivers a claimed mileage of 18.88kmpl, while emitting 15% less CO2. In the global markets, the Ford EcoBoost is available in a wide range of capacities (up to 3.5-liters) delivering high power and fuel efficiency. This mill powers multiple Ford products right from the Ford Fiesta to pick-up trucks and vans. It is also used for Ford’s performance models including the Ford GT and Focus RS.
Ford aims to introduce the 1.0-litre EcoBoost benefited with cylinder deactivation technology in 2018. The technology will reduce the overall running costs of the cars. It automatically stops one of the engine’s cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine. Read – Ford Plants Save Water Equals 1,000 Bottles Of Drinking Water Per Car
Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe, said “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” , he added further
“The baby Ford EcoBoost engine is still the best 1.0-litre, three-cylinder design around, despite newer powertrains arriving on the scene,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 19th International Engine of the Year awards that were held in Stuttgart, Germany, and editor-in-chief of Engine Technology International magazine. “Even more impressive is that it is the first-ever powertrain to secure its class title every year it has been nominated.”