The results of the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards have been announced and Fords excellent 999cc three cylinder turbo engine is the overall winner
The results of the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards have been announced and Fords excellent 999cc three cylinder turbo engine is the overall winner.
It was clear the judges continue to be impressed by some of the industry’s smallest engines, and Dean Slavnich, editor of Engine Technology International and co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards said “this was a dominant win by the Ford engine and it is important to remember that the overall engine of the year award is not linked to engine capacity or any other criteria beyond the excellence of its engineering and the degree to which it delivers its capabilities in a vehicle and within the broader marketplace. That the small capacity engines continue to impress the most in overall terms, even against the larger, higher performance engines, says a great deal about how the automotive industry has developed in recent years.”
The Ford engine managed to scoop the prestigious overall International Engine of the Year title as well as being the victorious engine in both the ‘Best New Engine’ and the ‘Sub 1-liter’ categories.
The VW/Audi group didn’t leave the Awards ceremony empty-handed. Audi scooped the 2-liter to 2.5-liter category for its 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine found in the Audi TT RS and RS3 Sportback, while Volkswagen’s much-admired 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger engine, once again defended its crown in the ‘1-litre to 1.4-litre’ category.