Ford’s hugely popular 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine has won another prize at the 2019 International Engine and Powertrain of the Year awards.
The small turbocharged engine with industry-first cylinder deactivation won the sub-150PS (148bhp) category in 2019, and is the 11th major win for the unit. The power plant also scooped the overall engine of the year gong in three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014.
The 1.0-litre engine was one of the first small turbocharged engines available from any manufacturer, with most now offering similar units to help meet strict emissions regulations.
The engine was fitted to more than one in four new Fords in 2018, which equates to over 410,000 vehicles.
Carsten Weber, manager of research and advanced powertrain engineering at Ford of Europe, said: “The 1.0-litre EcoBoost continues to set new benchmarks for compact petrol engines, even seven years and 11 awards after its first International Engine and Powertrain of the Year victory.See Available Ford deals
“Even with 1.6 million 1.0-litre EcoBoost engines already on the road we’re still uncovering its potential. New, even more fuel-efficient electrified powertrains with 1.0-litre EcoBoost at their core are hitting the road soon.”
The award was decided by 70 judges from 31 different countries.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will also be enhanced with the introduction of mild-hybrid technology to the Fiesta and Focus, with further technology able to push the engine’s output up to 153bhp. It is also set to be used in the new Transit plug-in hybrid.