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 – meaning the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since launch in 2012.
In India, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost does duty on its compact SUV EcoSport, delivering a class-leading peak power of 125 PS and an outstanding fuel economy of 18.88 KM/L while emitting 15% less CO2. EcoBoost’s lightweight design improves fuel economy, while fewer cylinders mean less friction and more energy saved. Yet, thanks to turbocharging and direct injection, EcoBoost delivers the power of a much larger engine. When it comes to power, the turbocharged 1.0l EcoBoost can easily compete with a traditional 1.6l petrol engine, delivering full torque at just 1500 rpm.
The frugal three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was named ‘Best Engine Under 1.0-litre’ by a panel of 58 automotive journalists, from 31 countries. First introduced to the Ford Focus in 2012, the innovative engine has continued to dominate its segment, faced with growing competition in a category popular with car buyers and important to carmakers. This year, the sub-1.0-litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost’s debut year.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine featuring cylinder deactivation technology will from 2018 deliver reduced running costs for customers by automatically stopping one of the engine’s cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine.
An example of the advanced engineering that enables Ford to deliver the power of choice to customers with fuel-efficient petrol, diesel and electrified powertrains, the technology can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds – 20 times faster than the blink of an eye – with no compromise in performance or refinement.