Results

(Engine) (points)
1. Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo
(Ford Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max)
479
2. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI TwinCharger (Volkswagen Polo, Beetle, Golf Variant, Golf Plus, Golf Cabriolet, Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, CC, Tiguan, Touran/Cross Touran, Passat, Audi A1, A3, Seat Ibiza FR, Alhambra, Ibiza Cupra, Škoda Fabia RS) 408
3. BMW 2-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol (BMW 125i, 320i, 328i, 520i, 528i, Z4 20i, Z4 28i, X1 20i, X1 28i, X3 20i, X1 28i) 247
4. Porsche 2.7-litre DI (Porsche Boxster, Cayman) 245
5. Ferrari 6.3-litre V12 (Ferrari F12 Berlinetta) 233
6. BMW/PSA 1.6-litre turbo petrol (Mini Cooper S, Clubman Cooper S, Countryman Cooper S, Coupé/Roadster Cooper S, Paceman Cooper S, Cooper Works, Clubman Cooper Works, Coupé/Roadster Cooper Works, Paceman Cooper Works, Peugeot 207cc, 208, 308, 3008, 508, 208 GTI, 308 GTI, RCZ, Citroën DS3, C4 Picasso/Grand Picasso, C5/DS5, C4/DS4) 197
7. McLaren 3.8-litre V8 (McLaren MP4-12C) 180
8. Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder (Audi TT RS, RS3, Q3 RS) 111

International Engine of the Year

Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo

Engines that are brilliant win the International Engine of the Year Award; but it is only those that are truly great that win the overall gong back-to-back – and that’s exactly what Ford’s outstanding three-cylinder EcoBoost unit has done. In the process it has joined an exclusive club of just three other IC engine developments that have successfully defended their crown: BMW’s 5-litre V10 monster in 2005/06; the Bavarian OEM’s 3-litre twin-turbo petrol design in 2007/08; and most recently, Volkswagen’s 1.4-litre TSI TwinCharger in 2009/10.

Ford’s victory this year means that its 999cc charged firecracker has won no fewer than five awards in just 24 months. And with heavy scoring from the judges – the tiny motor secured a record final-round tally of 479 points – it was clear that there was only ever going to be one winner this year, with VW’s evergreen TwinCharger unit coming in second place, some 71 points behind the Blue Oval champion.

“This is a truly remarkable engine and the fact that it secured first place in this category with such ease shows that our judges appreciate all the hard work that Ford’s powertrain engineers have put into this project,” commented Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards and editor of

Engine Technology International. He added, “Baby EcoBoost – Ford’s first-ever three-cylinder design – is still the engine to beat across the board. It’s economical in real-world conditions while the compact turbo helps ensure that the entire package can power with ease larger vehicles like the Grand C-Max. Bravo Ford!”

The question now is, can Ford’s 1-litre EcoBoost be the first powertrain to take the overall International Engine of the Year Award crown for three successive years? Or will new developments come to the fore? We’ll know the answer in 12 months’ time, but for now it’s Ford’s deserved turn to revel in the International Engine of the Year Award spotlight once again!




TECH SPEC.

Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost:
Displacement: 999cc
Number of cylinders: 3
Bore x stroke: 71.9mm x 82mm
Power output: 125ps
Compression ratio: 10:1



Twincharger

tHE BLUE OVAL’S ECOBOOST RETAINS OVERALL AWARD

Twincharger

999CC MOTOR HAS WON FIVE AWARDS IN 24 MONTHS

Twincharger

Ford's Engine can easily power larger vehicles

Twincharger

Downsized three-cylinder offers great economy

"This is a truly remarkable engine and the fact that it secured first place in this category

with such ease shows that our judges appreciate all the hard work that Ford’s

powertrain engineers have put into this project"

Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards




Tech Spec.

  • Displacement: 1,391
  • Bore x stroke: 98mm x 90.5mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.0:1
  • Engine weight (dry): 204kg
  • Power/weight ratio: 0.41kg/bhp and 0.39kg/bhp