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Ford claim another Engine of the Year title

26.06.2014

FOR the third year running, Ford’s small 1.0 litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine has received the coveted Engine of the Year title along with the best sub 1.0 litre Engine of the Year award.

A group of motoring journalists from around the world decided the small powerhouse was better than the 4.5-litre V8 in Ferrari’s 458 Speciale which finished second overall while claiming Performance Engine of the Year title.

Finishing third overall, was Volkswagen’s trusty 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger motor which also took best 1.0 to 1.4-litre Engine of the Year award. The VW motor has been around for a while and continues to impress the motoring media at large. Fourth place overall and New Engine of the Year honours went to the Mercedes-Benz AMG 2.0-litre fitted to the A45, CLA45 and GLA45. Bringing up fifth place is an engine that we do not get here in South Africa, the Tesla full-electric powertrain which beat out its green rival, the BWM 647cc two-cylinder electric-gasoline range extender from the SA-bound i3 for the Green Engine of the Year title.

Other highlights include the 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine from BMW/PSA receiving the best engine in the 1.4 to 1.8-litre class while in the 2.0 to 2.5-litre class Audi claimed the title with its 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo. BMW once again took the 2.5 to 3.0-litre class with its 3.0-litre TwinPower turbo six cylinder unit. McLaren were also among the victors when it claimed the best engine between 3.0 and 4.0 litres with its turbocharged 3.8 litre V8.

Article written by Autodealer
26.06.2014
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