EcoBoost engine clocks up another award
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has sealed another honour to go with its International engine of the Year Award.
The small capacity engine received the 2012 Dewar Trophy, an award given by the Royal Automobile Club for outstanding technical achievement in the automotive industry.
Ford beat of competition from 35 other companies and was given the trophy with a unanimous vote from the judging panel.
John Wood MBE, Chairman of the Dewar Technical Committee said: “Ford‘s engineers at Dunton have produced an outstanding downsized powertrain that delivers exceptional economy while achieving the high torque and relaxed driving characteristics normally associated with a diesel and the smooth, free-revving qualities of a petrol engine, that has won acclaim from everyone who has driven it,”
The engine, which is small enough to fir on an A4 piece of paper, was designed at Ford’s Technical Centre in the UK and is currently being produced at the Dagenham engine plant.