Repeating its achievement from 2012, Ford's 1.0-liter/3-cylinder EcoBoost gasoline engine has been named International Engine of the Year by a panel of 85 journalists from 35 countries. Currently found in a variety of the automaker's global products and set to make its first appearance in the 2014 Ford Fiesta here, this compact, lightweight and highly efficient motivator won out over a stellar field of competitors by the largest margin in the event's 15-year history. In addition to being selected as best overall motivator, Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost also claimed laurels in the Sub 1-liter categories. Previously, it had been named Best Engine Under 1.0-liter by Engine Technology International magazine.

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Other individual category winners in the 2013 International Engine of the Year competition included:

Best Green Engine: Fiat 875cc 2-cylinder turbo CNG

Best New Engine: Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI ACT

Best Performance Engine/Best Over 4.0-liter: Ferrari 6.3-liter V12

Best 1.0-liter to 1.4-liter: Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger 4-cylinder

Best 1.4-liter to 1.8-liter engine: BMW/PSA 1.6-liter gasoline 4-cylinder

Best 1.8-liter to 2.0-liter: BMW 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo gasoline 4-cylinder

Best 2.0-liter to 2.5-liter: Audi 2.5-liter TFSI turbo gasoline inline 5-cylinder

Best 2.5-liter to 3.0-liter: Porsche 2.7-liter flat-6

Best 3.0-liter to 4.0-liter: McLaren 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8.


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