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Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost wins 3rd International Engine of the Year award

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Text: / Photos: Ford Press | posted June 26, 2014 16:17

Best engine under 1.0-liter

Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine was named International Engine of the Year for the third consecutive year at the Engine Expo 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has once again won the prestigious award for its drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost also lowers fuel consumption without compromising power.

“To deliver the complete package of eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance, quietness and refinement, we knew this little 1.0-liter engine would have to be a game changer. Through our One Ford approach to development, EcoBoost continues to set the benchmark for power combined with fuel efficiency from a small petrol engine,” said Bob Fascetti, Vice President, Ford Powertrain Engineering.

A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 35 countries said the 1.0-liter EcoBoost with a displacement of 995cc is the 'best engine under 1.0-liter.'

The Ford Fiesta Black edition

Already available with 100 PS and 125 PS, Ford recently launched a new 140 PS version of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine in the new Fiesta Black and Red edition. The automaker says it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9 seconds with a top speed of 201 km/h and delivers 27 km/l.

The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has now won 13 major awards. In addition to the seven International Engine of the Year awards in three years, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost has also been awarded the International Paul Pietsch Award 2013 for technological innovation in Germany; the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club in Great Britain; and the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine in the United States. Furthermore, Ford is the first automaker to win a Ward’s 10 Best Engines trophy for a three-cylinder engine.