Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year

Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year 2017

Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost engine has been declared the winner of this prestigious award for sixth straight year;
will feature cylinder deactivation tech from 2018

The American auto major’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017 International Engine of the Year in the category “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for an astonishing sixth year in the running. It goes on to say that the efficient three-cylinder petrol engine is the clear cut winner in its class since its introduction in 2012.

The juries lauded the powerful motor’s performance, fuel-efficiency and technology. Cumulatively, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost has now won 10 International Engine of the Year awards including the overall winner by setting a record thrice and it was also a “Best Newcomer” recipient as well.

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The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is a game-changer for Ford’s worldwide sales as it set benchmarks with the sophisticated EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and Twin-Independent Variable Camshaft Timing technologies. Spurred by the plethora of awards, Ford is still finding ways to push the boundaries in terms of powertrain engineering with this well-acclaimed small engine.

In the Indian market, the powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost is used to propel the brand’s bestselling compact SUV, the EcoSport. It is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 125 PS and a claimed fuel economy of 18.88 kmpl while emitting 15% less CO2.


Globally, Ford EcoBoost petrol engines in different capacities of up to 3.5 litres power vehicles from the new generation Ford Fiesta to Transit vans, pick-up trucks, and performance-based Focus RS and the Ford GT supercar.
The frugal three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost mill was assessed by a panel of 58 automotive journalists, from 31 countries.

This year, the sub-1.0-litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost’s debut in 2012. First introduced on the Ford Focus, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will feature cylinder deactivation technology from 2018 onwards.

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It will deliver reduced running costs for customers by automatically stopping one of the engine’s cylinders when full capacity is not needed according to Ford. The technology works in a way that it can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds – 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.