Ford’s new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine wins 2012 “International Engine of the Year” award

Article by Christian A., on June 14, 2012

The new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine from Ford is the winner of the 2012 International Engine of the Year – the first time for Ford to get this recognition in the 13 years that the awards have been around. Ford launched this engine earlier this year in the Ford Focus. There were also awards for the "Best New Engine" and "Best Engine Under 1.0-litre.”

However, the awards were presented by Engine Technology International magazine, Two other awards were given to the small, high-tech, three-cylinder engine - "Best New Engine" and "Best Engine Under 1.0-litre" - in the awards presented by Engine Technology International magazine, according to votes cast by 76 journalists from 35 countries worldwide.

Ford said that the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is could attain its highest score ever. According to Joe Bakaj, Ford global powertrain vice president, the bar has been very high when they began to design the engine.

He said that he hoped to offer amazing fuel economy, excitable performance, quietness and refinement soon. For those who don’t know, Ford’s new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine delivers 100 PS in the new Focus and a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 58.9mpg and CO2emissions of 109g/km. The 125PS model returns 56.5mpg with CO2 emissions of 114g/km.

Improved in Europe and available in more than 120 markets all over the world with parts commonality at 80 percent, the latest Focus is built on Ford Motor Company's latest worldwide C-segment platform. This platform will support at least 10 cars all over the globe and be largely manufactured at two million units every year by 2012.

Kuzak said that the showcase of the three main Ford Focus bodystyles in Paris is another important milestone in their worldwide C-vehicle strategy. In a few months, the production of the Focus will begin simultaneously in the Michigan and Saarlouis manufacturing plants, as they begin to realize their dream of providing at least ten brand new derivatives out of the same platform worldwide.

In the capital of France, Ford has also released a statement that the three-model next-generation Ford Focus roster will not be widened with another three-door or Coupé-Cabriolet derivatives.

Kuzak explained that because they have chosen to create such an elegant, coupé-like style for the five-door vehicle, there was minimal space in the roster for a three-door variant. The three-model Focus line-up gives the ideal mix of athletic, dynamic visual appeal and daily practicality. And for clients who want the same dynamic look but with additional space, their new C-car roster also provides the stylish C-MAX, so that drivers can really find the perfect vehicle to match their needs.

Ford has committed to include a performance Ford Focus car to the upcoming line-up and at Paris, the brand is showing its clients how that variant will look like when it will be unveiled in 2012. The interesting latest Ford Focus ST model is launched in Paris and its 250 PS Ford EcoBoost powerplant will offer driving fun that matches its excellent appearance.

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