Sunday, June 5, 2016
Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost Garners Win at International Engine of the Year Awards
Forget the potential back-to-back NBA Championship by the Golden State Warriors—Ford has done a five-peat with their 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. For the fifth consecutive time, the “tiny engine that can” has been voted best in its class in the International Engine of the Year Awards—the so-called Oscar Awards for engines.
A panel of 65 automotive journalists from 31 countries judged the 1.0-liter EcoBoost the best, citing its drivability, performance, economy, refinement, and technology. It beat 32 other engines, 19 more than it competed against in 2012. The same engine was the first to be named overall International Engine of the Year for three straight times in 2014. It was also named 2012’s Best New Engine.
Available in several power outputs ranging from 100 horsepower to 180 horsepower, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost powers one out of every five Ford vehicles sold in Europe. It powers everything from the Fiesta to the Focus, Transit Connect, and even Mondeo.
Locally, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine powers the range-topping Fiesta sub-compact hatchback which is mated exclusively to a dual-clutch PowerShift transmission (review here).