Ford Motor Company’s has been honored with a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine for the development of new 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost
Each year, he magazine selects the 10 technology products that
matter most. In addition to the newest member of Ford’s global EcoBoost
engine family, awards were also given to a new type of camera, and anaffordable 3D printer and several other high-tech items.
The 1.0-liter EcoBoost is Ford’s first three-cylinder engine –
and one of the smallest-displacement engines Ford has ever built.
is not short on power or refinement. The newest EcoBoost, which is already on sale in Europe, engine packs up to
125 horsepower and is loaded with technical innovations. It also delivers
impressive acceleration and is one of the smoothest and quietest engines
in Ford’s lineup globally.
“We placed the bar incredibly high when we set out to design this
engine,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president, Global Powertrain. “We
wanted to deliver eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance,
quietness and refinement – and all from a very small three-cylinder
Earlier this year the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine was named
“International Engine of the Year” by a jury of 76 journalists from 35
countries. The 1.0-liter engine, available in Europe in the Focus, C-MAX
and B-MAX models, features a split cooling system, offset crankshaft,
variable oil pump and other innovations. By Joseph Szczesny