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Thursday, June 21, 2012

International Engine of the Year Awards 2012


What a year it has been for Ford and its outstanding three-cylinder turbo engine. The Blue Oval finally broke its International Engine of the Year Awards jinx by collecting best New Engine and the Sub 1-litre Engine awards, but now the diminutive 999cc unit has gone one better and made it a treble by taking top spot in the race to be crowned the overall International Engine of the Year 2012.
Ford’s victory means that for the second consecutive year, a new name has been added to the International Engine of the Year Awards hall of fame, with Ford joining last year’s first-time winner Fiat, and previous victors Volkswagen, BMW, Toyota, Mazda and Honda.
Ford’s stunning success also means that since 2009, the overall winner has had a displacement of less than 1.4 litres - and in the past two years alone, the engine size of the winning International Engine of the Year Award has been below 1 litre - proof that downsizing is here to stay.
But Ford’s task in taking top spot was not easy. To qualify, it first had to beat last year’s champion - Fiat’s two-cylinder TwinAir - in the Sub 1-litre category.

And then, to take the overall title, it faced competition from GM’s range-extender powertrain and last year’s runner-up, Volkswagen’s ever-successful 1.4-litre TSI engine.
In the end, a crushing points victory among the European judges laid the foundation for its triumph in the overall International Engine of the Year Awards voting. Then, a solid endorsement from judges all around the world enabled the Ford to ease to first place, achieving a record tally of 401 points.
“This is a fitting victory for a truly remarkable engine,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards and editor of Engine Technology International magazine. “For a three-cylinder to power a vehicle like the Ford Focus with such ease proves that the future is very, very bright for the IC engine. Power, response and very good real-world fuel consumption figures are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this engine and what it offers drivers today. Well done Ford!”

"InTERNATIONAL ENGINE OF THE YEAR WINNER", "NEW ENGINE winner" and "SUB-1.0cc winner": Ford 999cc 3 cyl turbo ECOBOOST


Displacement: 999cc
Number of cylinders: Three
Bore x stroke: 71.9mm x 82mm
Power Output: 123bhp
Compression ratio: 10:1


1. Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Ford Focus) 401
2. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Polo, Beetle, Golf, Golf Plus, Golf Cabriolet, Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Tiguan, Sharan, Touran/Cross Touran, Passat CNG, Touran/Cross Touran CNG, Audi A1, Audi A3, Seat Ibiza FR, Alhambra, Cupra, Škoda Fabia RS)288
3. Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 (Ferrari 458 Italia, 458 Spider)224
4. GM 1.4-litre range extender (Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera)212
5. BMW 2-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol (BMW 125i, 320i, 328i, 520i, 528i, Z4 20i, Z4 sDrive 28i, X1 20i, X3 20i, X1 28i)199
6. BMW/PSA 1.6-litre turbo petrol (Mini Cooper S, Clubman Cooper S, Countryman Cooper S, Coupe/Roadster Cooper S, Mini Cooper Works, Clubman Cooper Works, Coupe/Roadster Cooper Works, Peugeot 207, 207cc, 208, 308, 308cc, 3008, 508, 5008, 308 GTI, RCZ, Citroën DS3, C4 Picasso/Grand Picasso, C5, DS5, DS5, DS3 Racing, DS4, DS4 Racing)162
7. BMW 3–litre turo six –cylinder gasoline (BMW 1 Series, M Coupé, 335is, Z4 35is)160
8. BMW M 4–litre V8 (BMW M3 Coup&, M3 Convertible)128
9. Audi 2.5–litre five–cylinder turbo (Audi TT RS, RS3 Sportback)126


1) International Engine of the Year,
1a) New Engine and 
1b) Sub 1.0 engine winner:
Ford 999cc 3 cyl turbo (Ford Focus)

2) Green Engine: Chevrolet Volt / Vauxhall Ampera 1.4 range extender

3) Performance Engine and Above 4.0 winner: Ferrari 458

4) 1.0 to 1.4: VW 1.4TSI Twincharger

5) 1.4 to 1.8: BMW/PSA 1.6 Turbo Petrol 

6) 1.8 to 2.0: BMW 2.0 twin turbo, 4 cyl petrol

7) 2.0 to 2.5: Audi 2.5L 5 cyl turbo (Audi TTRS, RS3 Sportsback)

8) 2.5 to 3.0: BMW 3-litre turbo in-line 6 cyl petrol

9) 3.0 to 4.0: BMW M 4L V8 (BMW M3)

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