Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine has been named the International Engine of the Year for the second consecutive year. But this year, the EcoBoost received the highest score of any engine in the 15-year history of the award.
This engine will debut in the United States as an option in the 2014 Ford Fiesta.
The International Engine of the Year Award is voted on by panel of 87 automotive journalists from around the world.
“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,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president, Global Powertrain. “You have to drive it to believe a small 3-cylinder engine can deliver such performance and fuel economy.”
Judges choose the world’s best engine on a number of criteria: Drivability, performance, economy, refinement and application of the advanced engine technology. Dean Slavnich, co-chair of the International Engine of the Year Award and editor of Engine Technology International Magazine, told J.D. Power that you cannot beat the EcoBoost engine.
“Baby EcoBoost–Ford’s first-ever 3-cylinder design–is still the engine to beat across the board. It’s economical in real-world conditions while the compact turbo helps ensure that the entire package can power larger vehicles…with ease.”
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