In various markets, the 1.0 litre EcoBoost is available in Fiesta, B-MAX, Focus, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX models, along with Transit Connect, Transit Courier, Tourneo Connect, Tourneo Courier, Mondeo and EcoSport.
Australian customers are limited to just the EcoSport and Fiesta for now. But, as new models arrive in local Ford showrooms, we could see the 1.0 litre EcoBoost option in more variants.
The engine produces 92kW and 170Nm in both local offerings, with fuel consumption for the Fiesta listed at 5.3 l/100km with the six-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Ferrari’s 4.5 litre V8 was declared the best engine above 4.0 litres, while the Volkswagen TSI power plant took out the 1.0-1.4 litre category.
Interestingly, no diesels or hybrid systems were among the winners for 2014.
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CATEGORY WINNERS - 2014
- Sub 1.0 litre and overall winner
Ford 1.0 litre three-cylinder EcoBoost (EcoSport, Fiesta)
- 1.0 - 1.4 litre
Volkswagen 1.4 litre TSI Twincharger (Golf, Polo, Beetle, etc)
- 1.4 - 1.8 litre
BMW, Peugeot and Citroen 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol (MINI, Citroen DS etc)
- 1.8 - 2.0 litre and best new engine
Mercedes-Benz AMG 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol (A 45 AMG, CLA 45 AMG etc)
- 2.0 - 2.5 litre
Audi 2.5 litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol (TT RS, RS Q3 etc)
- 2.5 - 3.0 litre
BMW 3.0 litre in-line six-cylinder turbocharged petrol (M135i, X5 etc)
- 3.0 - 4.0 litre
McLaren 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol (650S and 12C)
- Above 4.0-litre and best performance engine
Ferrari 458 4.5-litre V8 petrol
- Green engine
Tesla Model S electric drivetrain