Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine named 2017 International Engine of the Year

“Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for the sixth year in a row

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 which means the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since the launch in 2012.

The engine was praised by judges on for its 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". Even with 10 awards under Ford's belt they're still trying to find ways to push the boundaries of powertrain engineering and deliver even more benefit to their customers from this small engine. What's even more impressive is that it is the first-ever powertrain to secure its class title every year it has been nominated.

Offered with 99 horsepower, 123 horsepower and 138 horsepower, Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine now powers one in five new Ford vehicles sold in Europe, including two in five Fiestas. Ford EcoBoost petrol engines in capacities up to 3.5-litre deliver power and fuel-efficiency to Ford vehicles around the world, from the compact All-New Ford Fiesta to Transit vans, pickup trucks and Ford Performance models including the Focus RS and the Ford GT supercar.

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was named "Best Engine Under 1.0-litre" by a panel of 58 automotive journalists, from 31 countries. The innovative engine has continued to dominate its segment since first introduced to the Ford Focus in 2012. Being faced with growing competition in a category popular with car buyers and important to car makers. This year, the sub-1.0-litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost's first appearance.

From early 2018, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine featuring cylinder deactivation technology will deliver reduced running costs for customers by automatically stopping one of the engines cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine.