Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins 8th Engine ‘Oscar’ in 4 Years | Tops its Class in International Engine of the Year

Ford EcoBoost Engine
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The Ford 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine is one of the best example of engineering excellence. It offers a very refined package. It was launched in 2012 and has won 8 awards since then. The Ford 1.0 litre EcoBoost has been named International Engine of the Year ‘Best Engine under 1.0litre’ for an unprecedented 4th year.  It has received eighth International Engine of the Year award in four years for fuel-efficient and sporty 1.0-litre EcoBoost making it the only engine ever to be named overall winner three times in a row. This engine is class winner for drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology.

“Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost remains one of the finest examples of engine downsizing,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 17th International Engine of the Year awards that were held in Stuttgart, Germany, and editor of Engine Technology International magazine. “This fantastic three-cylinder shows there is still a way to go for the internal combustion engine.”

Previously the engine also has been awarded the International Paul Pietsch Award 2013 for technological innovation in Germany; the Royal Academy of Engineering Colin Campbell Mitchell Award; the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club in Great Britain; and in the U.S., the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. Ford is the first automaker to win a Ward’s 10 Best Engines trophy for a three-cylinder engine. The engine is available in 72 countries across the globe.

This tiny engine is a favorite of drivers all across Europe. It is notably known for its class leading fuel economy and amazing performance. For a fourth consecutive year it has been named “Best Engine of the Year”. It was judged as the foremost in drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology by a panel of 87 automotive journalists.

Ten models in Europe can be equipped with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. One in five all-new Ford vehicles sold in Europe in 2014 was equipped with the 1.0-litre unit, including almost two in five for Fiesta. Now Ford is exploring an innovative method for cylinder deactivation that could make the engine more enhanced. Furthermore Ford is working with its engineering partners at the Schaeffler Group to examine a new dual mass flywheel that makes it possible for cylinder deactivation to take place at a wider range of engine loads and speeds, and help minimize noise, vibration and harshness levels. A significant reduction in fuel economy through this process has been observed.

“Even for an aggressively downsized engine such as the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, a significant improvement in vehicle fuel economy could be found by exploiting cylinder deactivation,” said Carsten Weber, advanced powertrain manager, Ford of Europe. “The highest priority in the development of new combustion engines for automotive applications is the ongoing reduction of fuel consumption.”
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