Thursday, July 06, 2017

Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year for its category for the sixth year in a row

Ford's tiny but power packed 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine was recently named 2017 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for the sixth year in a row. The Fuel-efficient, compact and powerful engine has won 10 International Engine of Year awards since its launch in 2012.

But Ford does not rest on its laurels. Ford has announced that they will offer the 1.0-litre EcoBoost with innovative cylinder deactivation technology for further reduced CO 2 emissions and improved fuel-efficiency from early 2018. What this means is that when on idle or when there is not much load put on the engine, it will run on only two cylinders firing. The three cylinder engine becomes a two cylinder when coasting on on light loads. Amazing isn't it? 

Add other features like its turbocharged nature, direct injection, variable camshaft timing and other efficiency gaining technology, this small, tiny engine actually produces a decent amount of performance for its size. 

Ford uses this 1.0liter engine in the Fiesta Ecoboost model sold here (We get the 125ps variant of this award winning engine). So we should be seeing this latest technological advancement on our shores by next year if they keep selling it here. Quite a lot of high tech going on in a car that can be bought at slightly under RM100,000.

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

debut year.


“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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