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Trevor Collett | Jun, 26 2014 | 10 Comments

Ford has gone three on the trot, with its 1.0 litre EcoBoost unit winning International Engine Of The Year (IEotY) for the third year running.

The three-cylinder EcoBoost was a clear winner for 2014 on 351 points, beating Ferrari's 4.5 litre V8 with 281 points, and Volkswagen’s 1.4 litre TSI Twincharger unit on 254.

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.

McLaren’s 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V8 won the 3.0-4.0 litre class, while Tesla’s Model S electric system won best green engine.

Interestingly, no diesels or hybrid systems were among the winners for 2014.

Previous IEotY winners include Fiat’s TwinAir two-cylinder 0.9 litre unit in 2011, and the Volkswagen 1.4 litre TSI unit in 2010 and 2009.

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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

 
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