Ford Wins 2014 Engine of the Year Award

Ever heard about the International Engine of the Year award? It is (as the name implies) a competition between all the engines sold in cars since January 2014. There are multiple categories in which a motor can shine. There are winners separated by displacement size, and then individual awardees are picked in specific categories: Green Engine of the year, Performance Engine, New Engine and the main prize; International Engine of the Year.

This year, the competition was in its 16th year of existence. 82 members of the automotive press had to allocate 25 points between their top 5 selections in each segment. Here are the 2014 winners:

  • Less than 1000cc category: Ford EcoBoost (1L)
  • 1 to 1.4L: Volkswagen TSI Twincharger (1.4L)
  • 1.4 to 1.8L: BMW/PSA Peugeot Citroen Turbo (1.6L) - this is the engine that comes standard in the 2015 MINI Cooper S
  • 1.8 to 2L: Mercedes-Benz AMG Turbo (2L) - the fabulous engine from the CLA45 AMG
  • 2 to 2.5L: Audi’s 5-cylinder turbo (2.5L)
  • 2.5 to 3L: BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-six (3L) - this engine powers the majority of the manufacturer’s lineup
  • 3 to 4L: McLaren’s twin-turbo V8 (3.8L)
  • Over 4L: Ferrari V8 (4.5L) - this jewel of an engine won not only for its performance, but also for its efficiency!

In the Green Engine of the Year competition, specs like fuel economy and ecologic impact were taken into account. It then comes as no surprise that the winner of this category is Tesla, since their electric drivetrain is the most advanced on the market today.

The 2014 New Engine award was won by Mercedes-Benz AMG with their 2-litre 4-cylinder. This is the engine with the highest horsepower per liter ratio in the industry.

The Performance Engine of the Year went to Ferrari, with their shrieking 4.5L V8. This is the only atmospheric engine to win not only one, but two awards!

And the overall winner of the 2014 International Engine of the Year award goes to Ford, with its 3-cylinder Ecoboost mill! This is the third win in a row for the small engine, a record never-before attained!

If you ever want to test-drive this awesome powerplant, it is available in the 2014 Ford Fiesta SE!

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

Test Drives2014 Ford Fiesta One-Litre: Underhood Ménage-A-Trois
Ford has a tendency to go for extremes. Take, for example, the F-150’s extreme sales figures or the E-Series’ extreme longevity. Then there’s the Mustang V6’s 300 horsepower, which is pretty extreme for a base model. But drawing 123 horses and 148 lbs.-ft. of torque from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesA Ford Fusion on a Diet
Ford is currently on a roll with their new technologies, and they all have one objective in common: fuel economy, whether it is with the use of a smaller turbocharged drivetrain, like the EcoBoost engines, or by finding ways to diminish the vehicle's total weight, like they did with the …
Test Drives2014 Ford Fiesta ST: In The Shadow Of Greatness
It’s no stretch to state that Ford is on a roll with its small cars, debuting well-received new versions of the Focus and Fiesta hatchbacks and sedans over the course of the past few years. A similar renaissance is underway within Ford’s performance division, and while the Mustang remains the …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesHere Are The 2015 Engines Of The Year
Each year, a panel of experts (our own Marc Lachapelle is part of it) votes and decides which engine is the most worthy of receiving an Engine of the Year award. For this year, there are 12 categories; most of them are split by displacement (less than a litre, 1 …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesAnd the 2016 Engine of the Year is...
The results for 2016 Engine of the Year, an annual award given by Engine Technology International Magazine, are in. A vast selection of powerplants were entered, and the winners have been announced in 12 different categories. Here are the winners: Less than 1 litre : Ford's turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder 1.0 …
Comments