Once again the Ford 1.0 EcoBoost engine has scooped the International Engine of the Year award for the second time in a row.
The modest but powerful Ford 1.0 EcoBoost engine has retained its title as the 2013 International Engine of the Year Awards. The three-cylinder engine, which is presently fitted to the Fiesta, Focus, B-MAX, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX achieved the highest overall score in the 15-year history of the awards after being picked by a panel of 87 automotive journalists from across 35 countries around the world.
Previous victors of the prestigious award – which grades engines for driveability, economy, performance, and refinement – include the Fiat 0.9 Twin Air unit and Mazda’s RX-8 1.3 rotary engine. Ford is now the third manufacturer to win the trophy two years in a row.
The 1.0 EcoBoost engine was designed and engineered at Ford’s R&D centre in Dunton and Dagenham, but built in Cologne, the 1.0 EcoBoost engine has been a great success since it was first fitted to the Focus last year. Due to the growth and demand, production will be doubled from mid-August to more than 1,000 engines a day.
Producing up to 123bhp and returning as much as 65.7mpg (in the Fiesta), the 1.0 EcoBoost is essential to Ford’s expansion plans. Ford is looking to sell 480,000 EcoBoost engines by 2015, 300,000 of which will be the 1.0 EcoBoost.
To accomplish these figures it will eventually be fitted to the new Mondeo and EcoSport crossover, as well as the transit Connect and Courier.
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