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.
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.
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.