Ford‘s 999cc three-cylinder turbo engine (pictured above) has taken the top spot at this years International Engine of the Year Awards.
The three-cylinder turbo also managed to garner the best new engine award, as well best engine under 1 liter. Here in the U.S., we should see the small Ecoboost three-cylinder come to market in the Fiesta, and possibly the new Ford Focus.
Ferrari took two awards home from the event: “best performance engine” and “best engine above 4.0-liters,” awarded to the 570 hp, 4.5-litre V8 found in the 458 Italia.
The rest of categories were dominated by German engineering, with BMW taking home four category wins, and Audi walking away with two. The 3.0-liter to 4.0-liter class was won by the 4.0-litre V8 found in the M3, while the 3.0-liter bi-turbo six-cylinder engine found in the 1 Series M coupe won out in the 2.5-liter to 3.0-liter category. The 2.0-liter twin turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine found across BMW’s range came out on top of the 1.8 to 2.0-liter class, and finally the 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo engine co-developed with PSA Peugeot Citroën won out in the 1.4- to 1.8-liter division.
The remaining two awards were scooped up by one of BMW’s chief rival, Audi. In the 2.0-liter to 2.5-liter category, the 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine found in the Audi TT RS and RS3 Sportback took the honors, while Volkswagen’s 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger engine defended its crown in the 1.0- to 1.4-liter category.