Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost emerges 2015 international engine of the year
FORD’S 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been named ‘Best Engine Under 1.0-litre’ for the fourth consecutive year With a tiny petrol engine, the engine emerge the winner based on drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology by a panel of 87 automotive journalists, from 35 countries.
Last year, the engine also became the first engine to be named overall International Engine of the Year three times in a row, and was in 2012 named “Best New Engine.”
The organisation revealed that it partnership with an engineering firm, Schaeffler Group would see the test of a new dual mass flywheel that enables cylinder deactivation to take place at a wider range of engine loads and speeds, and help minimise noise, vibration and harshness levels.
It said, “Even for an aggressively downsized engine such as the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, a significant improvement in vehicle fuel economy could be found by exploiting cylinder deactivation, the highest priority in the development of new combustion engines for automotive applications is the ongoing reduction of fuel consumption.”
Previously the engine has been awarded the International Paul Pietsch Award 2013 for technological innovation in Germany; the Royal Academy of Engineering Colin Campbell Mitchell Award; the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club in Great Britain; and in the U.S., the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine.
Co-chairman of the 17th International Engine of the Year awards, Dean Slavnich said that Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost remained one of the finest examples of engine downsizing
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