2013 International Engine of the Year Won by Ford

2013 International Engine of the Year Won by Ford

Ford’s three-cylinder EcoBoost engine was named the International Engine of the Year today for the second consecutive year. 

The decision is made by a panel of 87 automotive journalists from 35 countries. This is only the third time in the history of the awards that an automaker has managed back-to-back victory.

Last year, Ford boasted about the engine’s compact size by packing it into a suitcase and proving that it could fit into the overhead luggage compartment of an airplane. The engine currently powers Ford’s European Fiesta, C-Max and Grand C-Max, while the North American Fiesta will get the engine this year.

A total of 11 awards are given out every year, mostly by displacement category. Ford won in both the sub 1.0-liter category ( the engine actually displaces 999 cc’s), along with the overall “International Engine of the Year” category.

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Other noteworthy victories included Audi’s 2.5-liter turbocharged five cylinder, which took an award in its category for the fourth straight year.

Ferrari’s 6.3-liter V12 engine found in the F12 Berlinetta was named the best performance engine as well as wining the over 4.0-liter category.

UPDATE: Complete list of category winners

International Engine of the Year

Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo

Best New Engine

Volkswagen 1.4-liter turbo

Best Green Engine

Fiat 875cc two-cylinder turbo CNG

Best Performance Engine

Ferrari 6.3-liter V12

Sub 1.0-liter

Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo

1.0-liter to 1.4-liter

Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger

2.0 to 2.5-liter

BMW 2.0-liter twin-turbo four cylinder

2.5- to 3.0-liter

Porsche 2.7-liter DI

3.0-liter to 4.0-liter

McLaren 3.8-liter V8

Above 4.0-liter

Ferrari 6.3-liter V12