March 30, 2015

Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is 2014 International Engine of the Year – again

The Ford 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine has won the International Engine of the Year for the third year in a row as it rolls out across Ford’s range.

Photo Fiesta Red & Black

The new Fiesta Red & Black get the 140 PS Ecoboost Engine of the Year

It’s hard to believe that the little 999cc Ford EcoBoost Engine has been around for a few years now, but that hasn’t diminished the edge it has over engines from other car makers as it takes the gong for best international engine for the third year in a row.

Remarkably, the 1.0 litre EcoBoost is now offering sterling service across the most unlikely vehicles, with applications in Ford’s range including the Fiesta, Focus, B-MAX, EcoSport, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, Tourneo Connect, Grand Tourneo Connect, Transit Connect and Transit Courier. And it’ll be turning up in the new Mondeo when that arrives in a few months too.

Starting out with 100 PS and 125 PS versions, the little EcoBoost now offers even more power – 140 PS – in the new Fiesta Zetec S Red and Black Editions, making it the most powerful volume production 1.0 litre road car ever built.

Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year awards, said:

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.

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is one of the finest examples of powertrain engineering.

Other winners in various categories included Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW and VW (full list of winners below), but at the moment there’s nothing good enough to knock the fantastic little 1.0 litre EcoBoost off its perch.

Engine of the Year Award Winners 2014

Overall Winner: Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo

  • Sub 1.0 Litre | Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Ford Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max)
  • 1.0-1.4 Litre | Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (Volkswagen Polo etc.)
  • 1.4-1.8 Litre | BMW-PSA 1.6-litre turbo petrol (Mini Cooper S, Peugeot 208 etc.)
  • 1.8-2.0 Litre | Mercedes-AMG 2-litre turbo (A45 AMG etc)
  • 2.0-2.5 Litre | Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (Audi RS Q3)
  • 2.5-3.0 Litre | BMW 3-litre twin-power turbo six-cylinder petrol |(BMW i135i, 640i etc)
  • 3.0-4.0 Litre | McLaren 3.8-litre V8 (McLaren 650S)
  • Over 4.0 Litre |  Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 (Ferrari 458 etc)
  • Green Engine |  Tesla Full-electric powertrain (Tesla Model S)
  • New Engine | Mercedes-AMG 2-litre turbo (A45 AMG etc)
  • Performance |  Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 (Ferrari 458 etc)

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