1L Ford Ecoboost engine wins Engine of the Year title for the second consecutive year

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013 - 10:57pm IST

Ford EcoSport is the world engine of the year for the second timeFord’s 1-liter Ecoboost engine has been adjudged “International Engine of the Year” for the second consecutive year.

A press release issued to summarize the outcomes of the competition also states that Ford is doubling production of the engine at its factory in Cologne, Germany from August to facilitate its introduction in more countries and on more models this year.

A panel of 87 automotive journalists from 35 nations judge awards every year on the parameters of drivability, performance, economy, refinement and the successful application of advanced engine technology.

Ford is only the third auto maker to win back-to-back titles in the award’s 15-year history. What makes this all the more special is that this is Ford’s first ever three-cylinder engine in its history. The Ford Motor Company turns 110 years old on June 16.

In Europe, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost powers B- and C-Segment carlines such as the Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max and Grand C-Max. Ford’s newly introduced commercial vehicles such as the Transit Connect, Transit Courier, Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier are also waiting in line to receive the engine. Future Ford products Mondeo and EcoSport will also get the pint-size dynamite in the old continent.

Alan Mullaly with the 1L Ford Ecoboost engine

Ford will introduce the 1L mill on the EcoSport in China while the US gets to buy it on the Fiesta later this year. The 1L engine will be launched on the EcoSport in India this month. Though Ford won’t admit this openly, the next generation Figo and Classic would also put this engine to use in India and in countries where they’re exported to.

The 1-liter Ecoboost engine has the same output of a 1.6-liter engine with a claimed fuel efficiency benefit of 20%. It employs technologies such as direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing to reduce fuel usage while not compromising on power.

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2 thoughts on “1L Ford Ecoboost engine wins Engine of the Year title for the second consecutive year

  1. sandy says:

    Glad that we are getting the award winning engine. But question still remains how Ecosports would be priced. Cheaper 1.5 petrol wont be benefiting out of excise norm n Ecoboost is pricey.

  2. Ayyappan says:

    I gather that in India, the Ecoboost would be available ONLY in the top end petrol variants making it out of reach for most prospective buyers. I hope they can manufacture the engine locally in India sometime in the future and bring down the costs and make it available across the base variants too.

    Though an acclaimed engine, didn’t see the WOW element regarding the Ecoboost engine in any of the Ecosport Test drive reports from the Goa media drive.


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