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Old 07-22-2012, 10:02 PM
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2012 International Engine of the Year Awards

2012 International Engine of the Year Awards

Best New Engine:
Ford 999cc 3-cylinder turbo _ Ford Focus (Europe)

Green Engine of the Year:
GM 1.4-litre range extender _ Chevy Volt

Best Performance Engine:
Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 _ Ferrari 458

Sub 1-litre:
Ford 999cc 3-cylinder turbo _ Ford Focus (Europe)

1-litre to 1.4-litre:
Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger _ VW Golf

1.4-litre to 1.8-litre:
BMW 1.6-litre Turbo _ Mini Cooper S

1.8-litre to 2-litre:
BMW 2-litre 4-cylinder twin-turbo _ BMW 328i

2-litre to 2.5-litre:
Audi 2.5-litre turbo _ Audi TT RS

2.5-litre to 3-litre:
BMW 3-litre 6-cylinder Twin-Turbo _ BMW 335is

3-litre to 4-litre:
BMW 4-litre V8 _ BMW M3

Above 4-litre:
Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 _ Ferrari 458

International Engine of the Year 2012:
Ford 999cc 3-cylinder turbo _ Ford Focus (Europe)


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Old 07-22-2012, 10:05 PM
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Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost Sets 16 World Speed Records

It's just a few months since the Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost went on sale and already it has gained many admirers for its fuel efficiency.

The 125 PS Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost also proved its surprising performance by setting 16 FIA speed world records* over distances ranging from 1 km (0.6 miles) to 4,104.7 km (2,550.5 miles).

Drivers including World Rally Championships star Jari-Matti Latvala set the records at the CERAM test circuit in Mortefontaine, France, over a two-day period. Latvala and eight journalists from France and the U.S. drove three Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost cars identical to those sold in Ford dealerships throughout Europe.

"This little engine punches way above its weight when it comes to performance," said Latvala, whose regular ride is a 304 PS Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car. "The records prove the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost can be lots of fun – as well as a very frugal car.

To be eligible, each car was required to be run-in under the supervision of an official FFSA steward, after being selected from the Ford manufacturing facility in Saarlouis, Germany.

The three Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost models set the "sub-1.0-litre class" world records* for times recorded covering both 1 km and 1 mile from a standing start and a flying start; and for highest average speeds recorded over distances ranging from 10 km (6.21 miles) to 4,104.7 km (2,550.5 miles). The cars also set highest average speed records* over timed sessions lasting one, six, 12 and 24 hours.

The highest average speed recorded was 191.056 km/h (118.716 mph) during the setting of the world record for the highest average speed over one hour*.

The 125 PS Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost is capable of 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in 11.3 seconds and a top speed of 193 km/h (120 mph). It delivers fuel efficiency of 5.0 l/100 km (56.5 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 114 g/km. A 100 PS version of the 1.0-litre engine delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 4.8 l/100 km (58.9 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 109 g/km.

In European-spec, the 123-hp 1.0-liter EcoBoost is rated 56.5 mpg in the European cycle (roughly 47 mpg in U.S. measurements).

The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will make it across the pond to the North American market soon, in the 2014 Ford Fiesta.




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Old 07-23-2012, 05:11 PM
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TT-RS' engine is my favorite in that list
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:38 PM
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I'd be pretty interested in seeing that 1 litre Ford EcoBoost engine in the Fiesta. It'd be a great urban runabout car. I'm a fan of modern small, turbocharged engines- the 328i of course has that great N20 but I've also driven the Chevy Cruze Eco with the 1,4 litre turbo and 6MT and that's a very good engine even on a humid day with the Air Con switched on.
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TT-RS' engine is my favorite in that list
Seriously - over the engine in the 458? Please... Hell it is not even superior to the M3 V8...
Thank god i got rid of the Z4...
Previous cars: 11 997.2 S (Klaus), 11 335i, 10 135i, 08 E90 M3, 07 E550 Mercedes, 06 Z4 3.0si, 03 Corvette Z06, 01 Audi S4, 89 Porsche 944 Turbo S, 88 BMW M6
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COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 4, 2012 – Ford's tiny but feisty 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is the reason why a unique road-going Formula Ford race car has scored one of the fastest lap times ever at Germany's famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.

The one-of a-kind, road-legal version of the latest Formula Ford single-seat racer completed the lap in 7 minutes, 22 seconds to register the 11th fastest time ever on the circuit – a performance that puts it ahead of a host of supercars including the 600+ horsepower Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda.

"This little engine has people rubbing their eyes in disbelief," said racing driver and course specialist Nick Tandy, 28, who completed the drive. "It's simply astonishing that a 3-cylinder, one-litre engine can deliver that kind of performance."

Ford engineers have led several months of work on the project to switch the Formula Ford's usual 180 PS,1.6-litre EcoBoost power unit with a specially tuned 205 PS version of the company's new global 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which was recently named "International Engine of the Year".

The project team also modified the vehicle so it would be fully street legal for on-road use by fitting it with wheel covers, front and rear lights and indicators, aerodynamically designed wing mirrors and a horn. The car is fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox and was driven on road-legal tires.

The car's unofficial top speed is expected to be 255.5 km/h (158.8 mph) with a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of less than four seconds. The vehicle completed the 20.832 km (12.94 mile) Nordschleife circuit at an average speed of 169 km/h (105 mph).

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost powered Formula Ford car beat previously recorded fastest times of many supercars including the 700 horsepower Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the 660 horsepower Ferrari Enzo and the 602 horsepower Pagani Zonda. No other three- or even four-cylinder car has posted a faster time at the legendary circuit.

"We wanted to prove that size doesn't matter by showing everyone what an amazingly capable engine we have developed in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost," said Roelant de Waard, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Ford of Europe. "What better way than by beating some of the best supercars in the world on the Nordschleife, while using a fraction of the fuel."

In-house testing also showed the 1.0-litre EcoBoost-powered Formula Ford is capable of extremely frugal fuel economy, delivering 2.4 l/100 km (118 mpg) at 56 km/h (35 mph), and 5 l/100 km (57 mpg) at 120 km/h (75 mph).

Ford does plan to launch the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine in the U.S. next year, most likely in the 2014 Fiesta. Here, the three-cylinder engine will be rated at 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The company promises that the thrifty downsized engine could return the equivalent of 47 mpg.




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