This is a case of great things in a small package and the 1.0 litre-Ecoboost engine from Ford is the apt example. imagine a 1 liter bottle of any beverage, then imagine that bottle powering a car as big as the Ecosport or the Fiesta, powers it well, yet returns the economy of a small car. Thats like India’s PSLV being replaced by the experimental Coke bottle on youtube, which flies when you add some candy to it.
This 1.0 litre engine from Ford has won the “Best Engine under 1.0-litre” award for the third year in a row, judges calling it as “One of the finest examples of powertrain engineering”. The engine features path-breaking technology, like the turbocharger which spins at twice the speed compared to the ones in an F1 car, it spins 4000 times in a second! It will now make the New Fiesta Red and Black editions the most powerful 1.0-litre road cars ever, making 138 bhp when they debut. The 140 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine’s turbocharger delivers 1.6 bar (24 psi) of boost pressure. Peak firing pressure of 124 bar (1,800 psi) equates to a five-tonne African elephant standing on the piston
This wonderful piece of engineering has now won 13 major awards. In addition to collecting seven International Engine of the Year awards in three years – including Best New Engine in 2012 – the 1.0-litre EcoBoost also has been awarded the International Paul Pietsch Award 2013 for technological innovation in Germany; the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club in Great Britain; and in the U.S., the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. Ford also is the first automaker to win a Ward’s 10 Best Engines trophy for a three-cylinder engine.