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Engine of the Year: Ford's 1.0-Litre EcoBoost wins again

2017-06-22 14:46

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Germany – 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, 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'.

Ford’s three-cyclinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine now powers one in five new Ford vehicles sold in Europe, including two in five Fiestas.

New technology

First introduced to the Focus in 2012, the engine has continued to dominate its segment. In 2017, the sub-1.0-litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost’s debut year.

From 2018, technology fitted to the 1.0-litre can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds; it automatically stops one of the engine’s cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine.

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