June 14, 2012

Ford wins International Engine of the Year Awards 2012

The results of the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards have been announced at Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany. The global jury, consisting of some of the world’s most respected and popular motoring journalists, voted Ford’s excellent 999 cc three-cylinder
turbo engine, which is put to good effect in the Ford Focus, as the overall winner of the International Engine of the Year Award. 

The Ford engine has wrestled the award from last year’s similarly sub-1-litre winner, Fiat’s two-cylinder ‘Twin Air’ unit. It is clear the judges continue to be impressed by some of the industry’s smallest engines, and Dean Slavnich, Editor of Engine Technology International and Co-Chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards, says, "This was a dominant win by the Ford engine and it is important to remember that the overall engine of the year award is not linked to engine capacity or any other criteria beyond the excellence of its engineering and the degree to which it delivers its capabilities in a vehicle and within the broader marketplace. That the small capacity engines continue to impress the most in overall terms, even against the larger, higher performance engines, says a great deal about how the automotive industry has developed in recent years."

"The Ford engine managed to scoop the prestigious overall International Engine of the Year title as well as being the victorious engine in both the 'Best New Engine' and the 'Sub 1-litre' categories."


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