Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year
for the 6th Year Running
PETALING JAYA, 30 June, 2017 – Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017
International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for the sixth year in a row –
meaning the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its
category since its launch in 2012.
Judges praised the engine’s combination of performance, fuel-efficiency and technology. The
1.0-litre EcoBoost has now won 10 International Engine of the Year awards including overall
winner a record three times, and “Best Newcomer”.
“Our 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been a game-changer, setting the benchmark for compact,
fuel-efficient engines with sophisticated EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and Twin-
Independent Variable Camshaft Timing technologies,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product
Development, Ford of Europe. “Even with 10 International Engine of the Year awards under our
belt, we’re still finding ways to push back the boundaries of powertrain engineering, and deliver
even more benefit to our customers from this acclaimed small engine.”
Offered with 100 PS, 125 PS and 140 PS, Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Ford EcoBoost
petrol engines in capacities up to 3.5-litres deliver power and fuel-efficiency to Ford vehicles
around the world, from the compact all-new Ford Fiesta to Transit vans, pick-up trucks, and
Ford Performance models including the Focus RS and the Ford GT supercar.
The frugal three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was named “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” by
a panel of 58 automotive journalists, from 31 countries. First introduced to the Ford Focus in
2012, the innovative engine has continued to dominate its segment, faced with growing
competition in a category popular with car buyers and important to carmakers. This year, the
sub-1.0- litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost’s
“The baby Ford EcoBoost engine is still the best 1.0-litre, three-cylinder design around, despite
newer powertrains arriving on the scene,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 19th
International Engine of the Year awards that were held in Stuttgart, Germany, and editor-in- chief
of Engine Technology International magazine. “Even more impressive is that it is the first-ever
powertrain to secure its class title every year it has been nominated.”
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine featuring cylinder deactivation technology will from 2018 deliver
reduced running costs for customers by automatically stopping one of the engine’s cylinders
when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the
An example of the advanced engineering that enables Ford to deliver the power of choice to
customers with fuel-efficient petrol, diesel and electrified powertrains, the technology can
disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds – 20 times faster than the blink of an
eye – with no compromise in performance or refinement.
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