This is the fifth award conferred on this small and diminutive engine which was presented at the Auto Motor und Sport Best Cars Awards. Ford EcoBoost 1.0L wngine was launched in spring of 2012 has also received the Dewar Trophy from Royal Automobile Club in Great Britain, an award from Popular Mechanics magazine in the US and the 2012 International Engine of the Year from Engine Technology International.
International Paul Pietsch Awards have been a yearly feature for the past 24 years. These awards are selected on the basis of a jury consisting of 30 Motorpresse Stuttgart Group editors-in-chief from across 22 countries. Ford EcoBoost has been exaulted for the fact that it is compact in size and offers a high level of fuel economy and lower level of fuel emissions which are regarded as best in its class. This engine is the company’s first three cylinder engine that displays new technologies yet unheard of in any Ford vehicle.
This 1.0 EcoBoost engine is currently seen on the Fiesta, B-MAX, Focus and C-MAX models sold across European markets though the company has announced that they will be making their way into North American markets as they will be fitted on the new Ford Fiesta. This engine will be launched in India, with the new EcoSport SUV.
Bernhard Mattes, Chairman, Ford Germany, said, “We are very proud that we have won this prestigious award recognising Ford’s commitment to sustainability. Sustainability is a cornerstone of our business strategy and the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is an excellent example of affordable technology combined with high customer value and represents Ford’s promise to Go Further.”