Ford EcoBoost Engine, Winner at the 2016 International Engine of the Year Awards
January 20 2020
Beginning with the easy part of the Ford Focus EcoBoost engine; it could be defined as an association between direct fuel injection and a turbocharger. For the Canadian drivers of vehicles such as the Ford Fiesta, it could be seen as a motorist’s performance dream comes true. The 1.0 litre EcoBoost is available in the most recent Fiesta SE and Focus SE models in Canada, with a 123 hp and 125 lb-ft torque delivery ratios. This engine could be seen as an innovating game-changing event, proven by it retaining its unchallenged class benchmark, 5 years on from its inception.
As the pioneering Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost achieves the accolades, the latent ability of the engine continues to develop. This powerful and incredibly fuel-efficient engine are offered in a variety of sizes, which include 1.5 and 1.6 litre engines; 2.0 and 2.3-litre, four-cylinder engines. In addition, a six-cylinder (V6) 2.7-litre and 3.5-litre versions are available.
As a further versatile comparison to the original Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta examples, the 3.5 litre, is the force that will power an all-new Ford GT supercar. This is the powerhouse which recently achieved victory as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours!
The prestigious International Awards are served by a panel of 65 automotive journalists from 31 countries and who cast their votes for the engine they determine is “The Best.” Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 18th International Engine of the Year awards and editor-in-chief of Engine Technology International magazine, praised and commended the EcoBoost engine.
He defined it as an industry leader that affected a positive change! An oblique compliment to the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta designers and engineers was that the EcoBoost engine was also regarded as a significant testament in downsizing. Improved fuel efficiency did not necessitate sacrificing other advantages; for example, power, durability, drivability, and it could even prove an enhancement to them.
At the end of the day, it’s the decision of the individual owner regarding selecting the EcoBoost, which is now generally an offered variant with the majority of Ford models. Efficiency and power are to motivators that come to the forefront. By way of turbo-charging and the direct injection process, a smaller engine, such as those of the Ford Fiesta is capable of producing greater power while retaining fuel efficiency. If you haven’t tried it yet, then look forward to a rewarding experience!