Ford Motor Company’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was named 2014 International Engine of the Year today for its drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology. A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 35 countries also named the 1.0-litre EcoBoost the ‘Best Engine Under 1.0-litre’ for the third year in a row at the Engine Expo 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.
The engine has now won 13 major awards. In addition to collecting seven International Engine of the Year awards in three years, including Best New Engine in 2012, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost also has been awarded the International Paul Pietsch Award 2013 for technological innovation in Germany; the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club in Great Britain; and in the U.S., the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine.
Bob Fascetti, Vice President, Ford Powertrain Engineering, commented, “To deliver the complete package of eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance, quietness and refinement we knew this little 1.0-litre engine would have to be a game changer. Through our One Ford approach to development, EcoBoost continues to set the benchmark for power combined with fuel efficiency from a small petrol engine.”