Top 3 Fuel Efficient Engines

Published Date: 20th May 2014

Fuel here in the UK is still very expensive and environmental issues are at the forefront of world news, there is pressure is on every one of us to buy a new car which uses less fuel and outputs the smallest amount of CO2 emissions as possible. Car manufacturers are stepping up to the plate in regards to making their car engines considerably more economical and more environmentally friendly, this means that there is dramatically more choice if you want to contribute to the eco-friendly way of life. This will not only increase our bank balance but it will also help save the world too. Without any further ado, here’s our list of the Top 5 Fuel Efficient engines.

Ford 1.0 EcoBoost Engine

This 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine is available in the all-new Ford Focus and can produce 125PS while delivering a very impressive combined fuel economy of 56.5mpg and ultra-low petrol CO2 emissions performance of 114g/km – a level unmatched by Focus competitors. A 100PS version of the same engine delivers outright best-in-class petrol CO2 emissions. This engine also features in the Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, plus the new Ford B-MAX.

Ford invested a total £110 million to develop a special high-tech line at the Cologne Engine Plant to build the engine. The plant’s 870 employees build up to 350,000 units a year of the EcoBoost engine.



Fiat 875cc two-cylinder turbo CNG

This Fiat natural gas fueled Fiat TwinAir Turbo engine has been voted the Best Green Engine of the Year for 2013.  These results from the 2013 International Engine of the Year Awards were announced at automobile Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany in June. The global judge panel, consisting of some of the world’s most respected and most popular motoring journalists selected the 1.4-litre, 875cc, two-cylinder turbo CNG engine as the clear winner of the Green Engine category, which secured the first ever Awards victory for compressed natural gas technology.

Fiat said that as early as its début, the TwinAir engine had already triumphed at the ‘International Engine of the Year Awards 2011′, winning a respectable 4 awards: the one for its displacement category, ‘Best New Engine 2011′, ‘Best Green Engine 2011′ and the ‘International Engine of the Year 2011′ award, which is the top award in the competition, this award began in the United Kingdom in 1999.



Volkswagen 1.4L TSi BlueMotion

The 1.4 TSI BlueMotion is the top engine of the entirely new series of petrol engines that has been developed. The engine range consists of 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4 litre engines. The super-efficient 1.0-litre three-cylinder engines are used to drive such cars as the new Up And Polo. The 1.2- and 1.4-litre four-cylinder engines were all designed as charged direct fuel injection engines.

The outstanding technical part of the engine is its active cylinder management. Volkswagen is the first car manufacturer to implement this fuel saver cylinder deactivation technology on four-cylinder engines, as it was previously the preserve of large eight or 12 cylinder engines. Shutting down the second and third cylinders during low and medium load states can reduce fuel consumption in the EU. For urban driving it can save as much as 1.0 l/60 miles. Even while driving at 70 km/h in fifth gear, fuel consumption of the BlueMotion is dramatically reduced.