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Ford EcoBoost Engine Wins ‘Breakthrough’ Award

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Ford EcoBoost engine

Ford EcoBoost engine

Ford Motor Company’s innovative EcoBoost engine has won a Popular Mechanics magazine Breakthrough Award, accolades which are given periodically to various technical advancements that have an important impact on science and industry. The 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder engine, along with nine other products, was selected by the magazine’s editors for the annual awards. Other items chosen by the staff included an affordable 3D printer and a new, high-tech camera. The EcoBoost is one of the smallest displacement engines Ford has ever produced, and is its first 3-cylinder engine.

Ford EcoBoost Engine: Video

Spend five minutes getting to know the Ford EcoBoost engine in the video clip below. The engineer who does the narration and provides all the details gives a superb overview of Ford’s newest innovation. Even if you are not an automotive techie, you will thoroughly enjoy this clear, concise presentation. Drivers who have experience with the three-cylinder, 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine report that it is not only surprisingly powerful, but quiet.

Ford EcoBoost: The Future

With total power of 125 horsepower, and already on sale in Europe, the new engine has acquired a reputation for quiet operation, power, and smooth acceleration. Ford’s goal in creating the EcoBoost was to offer impressive fuel economy and efficient operation from a small unit.

Prior to the Popular Mechanics recognition, the EcoBoost was voted International Engine of the Year by a 76-member jury of journalists from 35 different nations in early 2012. In Europe, the engine is available on the B-MAX, the C-MAX, and the Focus. It features, among other innovations, an offset crankshaft, a split cooling system, and a variable oil pump. The Breakthrough Awards were created to reward innovative spirit and products that shape the future, according to editors at Popular Mechanics.

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Larry Bell writes about cars, gadgets, business, and history. He has been a professional writer and editor for over 20 years and enjoys all car-related topics, especially electric and hybrid vehicle news. Larry covers the auto industry for MPA and often reports live from the floor of major shows in Detroit, LA, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas and elsewhere.

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