Ford Focus 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year 2013
posted on Jan 10 2014 by Jade Hensby
The extremely fuel efficient Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which was designed and engineered here in the UK, has won the "International Engine of the Year" accolade yet again. It won this prestigious title within days of going on sale and has certainly left a mark on the motoring industry.
Judged by 87 automotive journalists from a whopping 35 different countries, they reviewed the cards in terms of driveability, performance, economy, refinement and the best application of advanced engine technology. Ford has become one of three car makers to record back to back victories in the 15 year history of the awards.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has direct fuel injection, turbo charging and variable valve timing to lower fuel consumption -a ll of this without compromising on its power. It was given the highest score in the history of the awards which is mighty impressive, plus it won the accolade of best engine under 1.0-litre category. The awards are presented by Engine Technology International Magazine.
The car is not just targetted for personal use either. Ford said “it’s now shaking up the company car sector. The 125 PS 1.0-litre petrol model has all the things business driver needs - it’s punchy with lots of low-down overtaking urge, smooth and relaxing on the motorway. Plus, there’s lower company car tax than diesel”.
The new Ford Focus 1.0-litre achieves 1,400 and 4,500 rpm and produces 125 PS and 170 Nm peak torque, (200 Nm with overboost). With fuel economy improvements of 20% over the outgoing 1.6-litre 125 PS unit.
So how can such a small engine deliver this much? Well there is no downside that we can see to the Ford Focus. What is clear is the fact that it is definitely the most a impressive spec engine fitted to a Focus. It's not just that it suprpasses eco targets, but also that it does it with real refinement; it engageas with the driver so much that it to creates an effortless driving experience. We have a range of Ford Focus lease deals for you.
Parkers have recently reviewed the new Focus, commenting it “handles brilliantly, and the 125PS 1.0 EcoBoost engine has to be the best in the range”. So what are you waiting for? To really feel the full potential book a test drive today at your local Ford dealership!