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Christopher Bruce2013-06-05 17:23:58

Ford and Volkswagen Win Big in International Engine of the Year Awards

Ferrari also performed quite well

FordFordFordUnited States of America, 1903 > present92 models
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and VolkswagenVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present98 models
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were the big winners in this year's International Engine of the Year Awards by scoring wins in multiple major categories.

Ford won the overall International Engine of the Year award for its 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine found in the FiestaFiesta Gen.6Ford Fiesta Gen.6United States of America, 2008 > 2017210 versions
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, B-MaxB-MAXFord B-MAXUnited Kingdom, 2011 > 201110 photos
, FocusFord Focus (UK) Gen.3Ford Ford Focus (UK) Gen.3United Kingdom, 2011 > present253 versions
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, C-MaxC-MAX Gen.2Ford C-MAX Gen.2United Kingdom, 2010 > present109 versions
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and later in the MondeoMondeo 5Ford Mondeo 5United Kingdom, 2013 > present105 versions
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. It scored 479 points in the voting. Volkswagen's 1.4 TSI TwinCharger took second place in the overall category and first place in the 1.0-Liter to 1.4-Liter category. 

The 1.0-liter EcoBoost also won the best Sub-1.0-Liter engine award.

Volkswagen also won the best new engine category for its 1.4 TSI ACT in the GolfGolf 1.4 TSI ACT ConfortlineVolkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI A...Germany, 2013 > present3 photos
. Its active cylinder management allows the engine to run on two cylinders while cruising.

The Green Engine award went to Fiat's 875cc two-cylinder turbo CNG. It is found in the PandaPanda Gen.3Fiat Panda Gen.3Italy, 2011 > present32 versions
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, 500L500L 1.4 16V Pop StarFiat 500L 1.4 16V Pop StarItaly, 2012 > present5 photos
and Lancia YpsilonYpsilon Gen.2Lancia Ypsilon Gen.2Italy, 2011 > present29 versions
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FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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scored in the Performance Engine and Engine Above 4.0-Liters categories. Its 6.3-liter V12 in the F12berlinettaF12berlinettaFerrari F12berlinettaItaly, 2012 > present16 photos
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and 4.5-liter V8 in the 458 Italia458 ItaliaFerrari 458 ItaliaItaly, 2009 > present20 photos
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took first and second in both categories. The 6.3-liter V12 also scored fifth in the International Engine of the Year Award category and second in the New Engine category.

“Winning both these categories for the third year running is a fantastic result for everyone at Ferrari. It is testimony to the efforts of a relatively small group of engineers who constantly strive to achieve ambitious technical objectives," said Jean Jacques His, head of Ferrari powertrain development.

The 1.4-Liter to 1.8-Liter was won by PSA/BMW's 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that is used in a wide variety of cars from the Mini Cooper SCooper SMINI (BMW) Cooper SGermany, 2006 > present3 photos
to Peugeot 208 GTI208 GTiPeugeot 208 GTiFrance, 2013 > present7 photos

BMW'sBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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2.0-liter turbocharged engine won the 1.8-Liter to 2.0-Liter category.

The 2.0-Liter to 2.5-Liter category was won by Audi'sAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present83 models
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2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine.

Porsche'sPorschePorscheGermany, 1931 > present43 models
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2.7-liter flat six in the new BoxsterBoxster Gen.3 [981]Porsche Boxster Gen.3 [981]Germany, 2012 > 20167 versions
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and CaymanCayman Gen.2 [981]Porsche Cayman Gen.2 [981]Germany, 2012 > present9 versions
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won the 2.5-Liter to 3.0-Liter category. 

The 3.0-Liter to 4.0-Liter category was won by the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 in the McLaren 12CMP4-12CMcLaren MP4-12CUnited Kingdom, 2012 > present3 photos

The International Engine of the Year Award is presented by Engine Technology International magazine and is voted on by a panel of 76 automotive journalists from 36 countries.

International Engine of the Year

The International Engine of the Year Award is presented by Engine Technology International magazine and is voted on by a panel of 76 automotive journalists from 36 countries.

8. Audi 2.5-liter five-cylinder

Audi's turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder from the TT RS, RS3 and Q3 RS took the bottom spot among the best engines of the year. 

7. McLaren 3.8-litre V8

McLaren's 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 from the 12C, 12C Spider and P1 scored quite well to be placed in seventh place.

6. BMW/PSA 1.6-liter turbo petrol

The 1.6-liter turbo engine that was co-developed by BMW and PSA has been used for a long time from the Mini Cooper S to the new Peugeot 208 GTI.

5. Ferrari 6.3-liter V12

Ferrari's new 6.3-liter V12 debuted in the F12berlinetta, and a hybrid version in used in the LaFerrari. It also won Performance Engine of the year.

4. Porsche 2.7-liter DI

The new direct-injected 2.7-liter flat six in the new Porsche Cayman and Boxster scored fourth place among the best engines of the year.

3. BMW 2-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol

BMW's new range of four-cylinder engines has been a major success with better economy and similar power to the old inline sixes. It is used throughout the range in the 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, Z4, X1 and X3.

2. Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI TwinCharger

The 1.4 TSI Twincharger that uses turbocharging and supercharging from the Polo GTI was voted as the second best engine in the world. 

1. Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo

Ford's 1.0 EcoBoost in the Fiesta, Focus, B-Max, C-Max and Grand C-Max won as International Engine of the Year. Later, it will also be available in the Mondeo. Ford will also offer the new engine in the US.

Fiesta Gen.6Fiesta Gen.6
Fiesta 1.0 T EcoBoost S/S First EditionFiesta 1.0 T EcoBoost S/S First Edition
Straight 3
61 cu in
Top Speed
112 mph
5, Manual
Maximum power
100 hp @ 6000 rpm
Petrol / Gas (LPG)
Fuel consumption (combined)
54.7 US MPG
$ 24.794
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost
$ 1.254




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