Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost is 2012 International Engine of the year

Dean Slanvich, chairman of the International Engine of the year awards and editor of Engine Technology International magazine said, “This is a fitting victory for a truly remarkable engine. For a three-cylinder to power a vehicle like the Ford Focus with such ease proves that the future is very, very bright for the internal combustion engine. Power, response and very good real-world fuel consumption figures are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this engine and what it offers drivers today. Well done, Ford!”

This peaky performer is a 1-litre inline-three turbo petrol motor, delivering a jaw-dropping 120 bhp power and 170 Nm torque, and an overboost function that adds a thrust of 30 Nm. Although this engine is quite a mammoth in the 1-litre category, it gives a stunning 19 kmpl fuel-economy.

Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost is 2012 International Engine of the year
Apart from the 2012 International Engine of the Year award, the Ecoboost has also bagged the ‘Best New Engine’ and ‘Best Engine Under 1.0-litre’ award at the Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany. Over 76 journalists from 35 countries voted for the categories and Ford took home the award after 13 years.

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost made its debut in the Ford Focus in Europe. The carmaker plans to expand the EcoBoost line to upcoming C-Max and B-Max models. In India, the Ecoboost engine will arrive with the Ford EcoSport SUV in a few months.

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