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Old 06-26-2014, 04:40 PM
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Lightbulb Ford 1.0L takes third-straight International Engine of the Year award

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Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost is proving to be The Little Engine That Could, and it continues to acquit itself well, finding favor as one of the best powerplants in the world. To confirm it yet again, the tiny mill just won the International Engine of the Year award for the third year in a row, likewise also nabbing the title in the Sub 1.0-liter category.

Packing 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque with overboost (125 lb-ft normally), the tiny engine combines impressive power in a size small enough to be a carry-on item for a commercial flight. US buyers only got a taste of the award winner in the 2014 Fiesta, while the 1.0 EcoBoost has been available throughout the Ford lineup in Europe for a few years now. American sales have reportedly been strong, however, and next up in the US, the mill will find its way into the 2015 Focus.

The panel of 82 jury members from 34 countries also named the Mercedes-AMG 2.0-liter turbo found in the A45, CLA45 and GLA45 AMG models with 355 hp and 332 lb-ft as the best New Engine for 2014. The electric powertrain from Tesla won Green Engine prize, and the 4.5-liter V8 from the Ferrari 458 Italia took home the honor of top Performance Engine yet again. You can check out all the winners below, and scroll down further to read Ford's celebratory announcement of its award.
  • International Engine of the Year - Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo
  • Green Engine - Tesla full-electric powertrain
  • New Engine - Mercedes-AMG 2.0-liter turbo
  • Performance Engine - Ferrari 4.5-liter eight-cylinder
  • Sub 1.0-liter - Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo
  • 1.0-liter to 1.4-liter - Volkswagen Group 1.4-liter four-cylinder TSI Twincharger
  • 1.4-liter to 1.8-liter - BMW-PSA Peugeot Citroën 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol
  • 1.8-liter to 2.0-liter - Mercedes-AMG 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo
  • 2.0-liter to 2.5-liter - Audi 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo
  • 2.5-liter to 3-liter - BMW 3.0-liter twin-power turbo six-cylinder gasoline
  • 3.0-liter to 4-liter - McLaren 3.8-liter eight-cylinder
  • Above 4.0-liter - Ferrari 4.5-liter eight-cylinder
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