The Ford Ecoboost is the award-winning three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged engine and it has once again won the International Engine of the Year award. It's the third time in a row that the pint-sized Ford Ecoboost engine has claimed victory - an astonishing achievement.
Ford Ecoboost accoladesAccording to Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the annual competition, this achievement not only secures the Ford Ecoboost’s place in the history books, but is proof that this is one of the finest examples of powertrain engineering.
Ford surpassed all the other major manufactures and was awarded 351 points by the jury, which is a lot more than Ferrari’s 4.5-litre V8 engine which received 281 points, followed by VW’s 1.4 TSI with 254 points.
The award-winning engine was first launched in South Africa in 2013 with the Ford Fiesta, and will soon be available in the new Ford Focus launching in 2015.
Here is a list of all the other winners:International Engine of the Year: Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo
Green Engine: Tesla Full-electric powertrain
Performance Engine: Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 (fitted to the Ferrari 458)
Sub 1.0-Litre Engine: Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo
1.0-litre to 1.4-litre: Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI
1.8-litre to 2.0-litre: Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre turbo
2.0-litre to 2.5-litre: Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo
2.5-litre to 3.0-litre: BMW 3.0-litre twin-power turbo six-cylinder petrol (Fitted to the BMW M3 and M4)
3.-0-litre to 4.0-litre: McLaren 3.8-litre V8 (Fitted to the McLaren Mp4-12C)
Above 4.0-litre: Ferrari 4.5-litre V8