Ford Wins Engine of the Year Award for the Second Time
Offered only in Europe and Asia since its introduction, the turbocharged, direct-injection three-cylinder mill is fitted in a wide range of Ford models, including the Mondeo, Fiesta, Focus, C-MAX and the Transit and Tourneo lineup. The engine will become available in the US later this year.
"With a technology as mature as the internal combustion engine, it's very rare to achieve a true breakthrough, but that is exactly what the team accomplished with this engine," said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president, Global Powertrain. "You have to drive it to believe a small three-cylinder engine can deliver such performance and fuel economy."
In addition, Ford confirmed plans to double production of the 1.0-liter Ecoboost at its plant in Cologne, Germany, to more than 1,000 units a day from mid-August. The award-winning engine is also built in Craiova, Romania.