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2014 International Engine of the Year Awards, Ford 1.0 wins again

Ford has done it again, picking up the overall International Engine of the Year Award for the third year running. Ferrari’s epic 458 V8 came in as runner up, followed by the Volkswagen 1.4 TSI Twincharger.

Ford Fiesta S EcoBoost

Another year has passed and more engines are dissected, analysed and rated by a panel of experts for the awards. Judges look at areas such as fuel economy, smoothness, noise, performance, and driveability. And each category is given a score out of 15.

To pick up the overall Engine of the Year crown, the engine has to have won in its class, or have picked up the Green Engine of the Year award. The Ford 1.0 EcoBoost collected the Sub 1-Litre class award. Bob Fascetti, vice president, Ford Powertrain Engineering, said,

“To deliver the complete package of eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance, quietness and refinement we knew this little 1.0-litre engine would have to be a game changer.

“Through our One Ford approach to development, EcoBoost continues to set the benchmark for power combined with fuel efficiency from a small petrol engine.”

Overall winners in each category were as followers:

Sub 1-Litre
Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (found in the Fiesta, EcoSport) – 505 points
BMW 647cc two-cylinder (found in the BMW i3) – 261 points
Volkswagen 999cc three-cylinder (found in the Up!) – 239 points

1-1.4-Litre
Volkswagen 1.4 TSI Twincharger (found in Polo, Golf) – 360 points
Fiat 1.4 MultiAir turbo (found in Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo MiTo) – 202 points
Volkswagen 1.4 TSI (found in Polo, Golf, Tiguan) – 170 points

1.4-1.8-Litre
BMW/Peugeot-Citroen 1.6 turbo four-cylinder (found in MINI Cooper S, Citroen DS3, DS4, Peugeot RCZ, 208 GTI) – 267 points
BMW 1.5 three-cylinder turbo (found in MINI Cooper, BMW 218i) – 256 points
Volkswagen/Audi 1.8 TFSI turbo (found in Audi A3, A4, A5, Skoda models) – 196 points

1.8-2.0 Litre
Mercedes-AMG 2.0 turbo (found in A 45, CLA 45, GLA 45) – 271 points
Audi 2.0 TFSI (found in A1, S3, A4, A5, Q3, VW Golf R) – 235 points
BMW 2.0 turbo-diesel (found in 320d, 520d, X1, X3, X5, MINI Cooper) – 211 points

2.0-2.5-Litre
Audi 2.5 five-cylinder turbo (found in RS Q3) – 357 points
Mazda 2.2 SkyActiv diesel (found in 3, 6, CX-5) – 340 points
Mercedes-Benz 2.1 CDI turbo-diesel (found in ‘200’, ‘220’, ‘250’ models, Infiniti Q50) – 221 points

2.5-3.0-Litre
BMW 3.0 turbo straight-six (found in ’35i’ models) – 254 points
Porsche 2.7 boxer (found in Boxster, Cayman) – 228 points
BMW 3.0 turbo straight-six (found in M3, M4) – 174 points

3.0-4.0-Litre
McLaren 3.8 twin-turbo V8 (found in 650S, 12C) – 351 points
Audi/Bentley 4.0 TFSI turbo V8 (found in S6, A8-S8, Bentley Continental) – 245 points
Porsche 3.8 boxer (found in 911, 911 GT3) – 231 points

Ferrari 458

Above 4.0-Litre
Ferrari 4.5 V8 (found in 458) – 380 points
Ferrari 6.3 V12 (found in F12) – 271 points
Mercedes-AMG 5.5 V8 turbo (found in ’63 AMG’ models) – 148 points

Green Engine of the Year
Tesla full electric (found in Model S) – 248 points
BMW 647cc two-cylinder (found in i3) 189 points
BMW full electric (found in i3) – 145 points

New Engine of the Year
Mercedes-AMG 2.0 turbo (found in ’45 AMG’ models) – 225 points
BMW 1.5 turbo three-cylinder (found in MINI Cooper, 218i) – 154 points
BMW full electric (found in i3) – 138 points

Performance Engine of the Year
Ferrari 4.5 V8 (found in 458) – 289 points
Ferrari 6.3 V12 (found in F12) – 220 points
McLaren 3.8 twin-turbo V8 (found in 650S, 12C) – 136 points

International Engine of the Year
Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (found in the Fiesta, EcoSport) – 351 points
Ferrari 4.5 V8 (found in 458) – 281 points
Volkswagen 1.4 TSI Twincharger (found in Polo, Golf) – 254 points

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.