Ford won an Oscar for Best small engine for a 5th consecutive year! 1 of 5 Ford cars sold in Europe is equipped with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost
The economical 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine was pronounced Best engine under 1.0 l by 65 automotive journalists from 31 countries and it has been winning in its category every year since its launch. This time it overcame 32 competitor engines – 19 more than in 2012. As early as in 2015 increased competition was observed on the part of the big carmakers in the segment of engines under 1.0 l with turbocharger and direct fuel injection.
In 2014, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost became the only one declared the big winner of the International Engine of the Year Award for three consecutive times, and in 2012 it also won the award Best New Engine.
“The 1.0-litre EcoBoost changed the rules of the game and although the others are following it, it has remained the indisputable leader in its class for five years now,” said Joe Bakai, Vice President, Product Development at Ford of Europe. “The spirit of innovations continues to lead us and we will use the same innovations for our new generation of efficient, pure and powerful diesel engines.”
Available with 100, 125 and 140 hp, even with 180 hp in the Ford Fiesta R2 rally car, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is fitted in cars in 72 countries around the world. In its version with 140 hp the engine provides better litre power than Bugatti Veyron. The Formula Ford bolide with a 205 hp engine version circled the famous German track Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 22 seconds – a performance which places it ahead of supercars with over 600 hp such as Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda.
Eleven models, among which Fiesta, EcoSport, B-MAX, Focus, C-MAX, Grand C-MAX, Tourneo and Transit Connect, Tourneo and Transit Courier and Mondeo are available in Europe with the multiple prize winning engine. One of five Ford vehicles sold in Europe is equipped with the 1.0-litre engine, as well as two of five Fiesta cars.
The technology of the EcoBoost petrol engines is now integrated in the newest diesel engine of Ford – the 2.0-litre EcoBlue, presented for the first time in Transit earlier this year. Using a low inertia turbocharger, direct high pressure fuel injection, integrated manifolds, cam belt in oil and other low-friction elements, it provides a 13% decrease in fuel consumption and 20% more torque at low speeds.*
Globally, Ford’s range of powerful and efficient EcoBoost engines also includes the 4-cylinder 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre, 2.0-litre and 2.3-litre engines, as well as 2.7-litre and 3.5-litre V6 powertrains. The last one powers the all-new supercar Ford GT, which will return to the Le Mans races later this month.
“The fact that it has won the big prize three times and continues to win the votes of the jury clearly shows how special the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 18th edition of the International Engine of the Year Awards, which take place in Stuttgart, Germany, and also Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Engine Technologies magazine. “This is a fantastic proof that the decrease in the volume of the engine and the improved consumption do not mean sacrificing power, refinement and handling, and can even enhance them.”
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* The data given on the fuel/electricity consumption, the CO2 emissions and the electric range are measured in accordance with the technical requirements and specifications pursuant to the last amendments of European Regulations EC 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008. The data are determined for a specific model, not for an individual car. The standard test procedure used allows a comparison between different cars and different carmakers. In addition to the car efficiency, on-road performance and other non-technical factors also have influence in the determination of the fuel/electricity consumption, the CO2 emissions and the electric range. CO2 is the primary greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.