The 1.0 litre tiny EcoBoost engine developed by Ford has won the company 2017 International engine of the year award, under the category “Best Engine under 1.0 litre’ for the sixth year in a row. With this, the 1.0 litre Ecoboost engine from Ford remains the undisputed king of smaller capacity engines since 2012!
While Ford has a variety of engines with different displacements in its Ecoboost range, it has been the tiniest engine in the line-up which is always seen as the marvel and keeps winning awards. Technically speaking, this engine is an inline three cylinder turbo petrol featuring direct fuel injection and variable valve timing technology, has a displacement of 999 cc, developing 125 PS of power at 6000 rpm and a torque of 170 Nm between 1400-4000 rpm.
According to Ford, its 1.0 litre Ecoboost engine does not compromise on power while offering class leading efficiency. “Mileage you need. Power you want.The award-winning EcoBoost is Ford’s most technologically advanced engine ever. Delivering up to 20% better fuel efficiency with outstanding performance, it truly offers the best of both worlds.” is what Ford prides.
In India, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost can be seen doing its duty under the hood of Ford’s best selling compact SUV Ford EcoSport while delivering an outstanding fuel economy of 18.88 KM/L while emitting 15% less CO2. The engine has cast aluminium cylinder head block which results in a light weight design improving fuel economy, while fewer cylinders mean less friction and more energy saved. Yet, thanks to turbocharging and direct injection, EcoBoost delivers the power of a much larger engine. When it comes to power, the turbocharged 1.0l EcoBoost can easily put much larger engines to shame with a similar performance from a much smaller foot print.
The frugal three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was voted as the ‘Best Engine Under 1.0-litre’ by a panel of 58 automotive journalists, from 31 countries. First introduced to the Ford Focus in 2012, the innovative engine has continued to dominate its segment. This year, the sub-1.0-litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost’s debut year.
Ford might also introduce cylinder deactivation technology to increase efficiency in scenarios such as cruising when the engine is never under any load. According to Ford, one of the cylinders can be activated/deactivated in 14 milli-seconds with no compromise in performance or refinement while increasing the fuel economy.