IEOTY Award 2012

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Ford Motor Company’s new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is the 2012 “International Engine of the Year.”

The small, high-tech 3-cylinder engine is also “Best New Engine” and “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for 2012, based on votes cast by 76 journalists from 35 countries around the world in awards presented by Engine Technology International magazine.

The engine – small enough to fit on an A4 sheet of paper – was designed at Ford’s technical centres in Dunton, UK, and Merkenich, Germany. The engine is built in Ford’s plants in Craiova, Romania, and Cologne, Germany. It debuted this year on the Focus in Europe and will be offered next in C-MAX and B-MAX later this year. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost will be made available in Ford models in the U.S. in the summer and later in Asia Pacific and Africa; it will also be introduced to other regions in the near future.

The new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost 100 PS delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 4.8 l/100 km (58.9 mpg)* and CO2 emissions of 109 g/km. The 125 PS model returns 5.0 l/100 km (56.5 mpg) with CO2 emissions of 114 g/km. Both versions use low-inertia turbos to deliver power quickly when the throttle is opened from low RPM and deliver high power at speeds of up to 28,000 RPM.

In its first full month of sales across Europe, more than 4,700 customers ordered a Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost, accounting nearly a quarter of all Ford Focus cars ordered in Ford’s 19 traditional European markets.

Ford of Europe plans to triple annual production of vehicles equipped with efficient EcoBoost petrol engines to approximately 480,000 by 2015, from 141,000 in 2011. The company projects that more than 300,000 of those vehicles will be equipped with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost.

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