Sub 1.0L Engine Category and International Engine of the Year: Ford 999cc Three-Cylinder Turbo
Finally, the winner of the International Engine of the Year award also captured the sub 1-liter category: The Ford 999-cc EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. Technically speaking it’s smaller than 1.0-liter in size, but we all know it as the American automaker’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The powerplant has taken the top powertrain prize for three consecutive years, a feat that no other engine has managed in the awards’ 16-year history. Around the world, the tiny EcoBoost engine can be found in the Ford Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, EcoSport and Tourneo Concept models ranging anywhere from 99 hp to 123 hp.
“To deliver the complete package of eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance and real refinement, we knew this little 1.0-liter engine would have to be a game changer,” said Bob Fascetti, vice president, Ford Powertrain Engineering. “Through our One Ford approach to development, EcoBoost continues to set the benchmark for power combined with fuel efficiency from a gasoline engine.”