Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was recently named 2014 International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third straight year. The award winning engine fought off competition from premium brands and supercar contenders to win the award for its driveability, performance, economy, refinement and technology.
A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 35 countries also named the engine Best Engine Under 1.0-litre for the third year in a row at Engine Expo 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Speaking about the results, Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 16th International Engine of the Year awards and editor of Engine Technology International magazine, said, “This year’s competition was the fiercest yet, but the 1.0-litre EcoBoost continues to stand out for all the right reasons – great refinement, surprising flexibility and excellent efficiency. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is one of the finest examples of powertrain engineering.”
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost has now won 13 major awards. In addition to collecting seven International Engine of the Year awards in three years – including Best New Engine in 2012 – the 1.0-litre EcoBoost also was awarded the International Paul Pietsch Award 2013 for technological innovation in Germany; the Dewar Trophy from Royal Automobile Club in Great Britain; and the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics in the United States. Ford is the first automaker to win a Ward’s 10 Best Engines trophy for a three-cylinder engine.
Below are the official results: