If you drive a Ford car, truck, or SUV, then you know first-hand that Ford makes some great engines. But would you have guessed that for the past two years a Ford engine has been named the “International Engine of the Year”, beating out brands like Audi, Mercedes, and Porsche? All we have to say is – Well done, Ford!!
According to an article on Autoblog, “A panel of 87 automotive journalists from 35 countries are responsible for choosing the world’s best engines, and this is only the third time an automaker has managed back-to-back victories. Voters were impressed by the “Baby EcoBoost” engine’s power output – 123 horsepower between 1,400 and 4,500 rpm, 148 pound-feet of torque from 1,400 to 4,000 rpm – and its compact size; Ford has demonstrated that the package is small enough to fit in the overhead bin of a passenger airplane.”
Currently the 1.0-liter ecoboost engine that won the award is only available in the European Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max and Grand C-Max. However, the engine will soon be available here in America in the new Ford Fiesta!
All of us here at Hassett are so excited to have the world’s best engine here at our dealership! Keep checking our blog, Facebook page and website for more updates. And if you’re looking for a good laugh, watch Frankfurt Motor Show correspondent Paco Erhard reveal the winner of this award to some Germans. It’s quite entertaining!