Ford's 1.0 Ecoboost petrol engine has been named International Engine Of The Year for the second running and it also received the highest score in the history of the awards. The accolades don't finish there as it also picked up the award for ‘Best Engine Under 1.0 litre’ presented by the Engine Technology International magazine.
The three cylinder super efficient petrol engine was developed in the UK and has been a notable success as a newcomer in the UK’s favourite car the new 2013 Ford Fiesta. The all-new Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost comes in two variants, 79BHP and 99bhp units and Ford say ‘it delivers all the power you'd expect from a conventional 1.6 engine but uses 21% less fuel’. The 99bhp engine offers a good trade off between performance and efficiency it can achieve 0-62mph in 11.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 114mph whilst CO2 emissions are kept at a very low 99g/km for a petrol engine, more good news is it can achieve a combined fuel fuel economy of up to 65.7mpg.
In addition to the popular Fiesta the Ecoboost engine is also available in the Ford B-MAX, Focus, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX range of Ford cars. It is also thought that a version of the Ecoboost engine will also be available with the new Ford Mondeo that will hit the UK showrooms on 2014.
Ford plans to treble production across Europe of new vehicles equipped with the super-efficient EcoBoost petrol engines to approximately 480,000 by 2015, The company projects that more than 300,000 of those vehicles will be equipped with the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine.