Ford’s three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine was named the 2014 International Engine of the Year, marking the third straight year that the diminutive motor has won the prize, among many others.
“To deliver the complete package of eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance and real refinement, we knew this little 1.0-liter engine would have to be a game changer,” said Bob Fascetti, vice president, Ford Powertrain Engineering. “Through our One Ford approach to development, EcoBoost continues to set the benchmark for power combined with fuel efficiency from a gasoline engine.”
A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 35 countries also named the engine Best Engine Under 1.0-Liter for the third year in a row at Engine Expo 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.
“This year’s competition was the fiercest yet, but the 1.0-liter EcoBoost continues to stand out for all the right reasons – great refinement, surprising flexibility and excellent efficiency,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman, 16th International Engine of the Year awards and editor, Engine Technology International magazine. “The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is one of the finest examples of powertrain engineering.”
Making 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, the three-banger has been available globally in the subcompact Ford Fiesta and in the compact Focus in some markets except for the United States. However, the refreshed 2015 Focus will bring the motor to the Focus in the U.S.