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Ford's EcoBoost turbocharged three cylinder has won the International Engine of the Year Award, and the award was handed at the Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany. This is the second year in a row that the Engine of the Year Jury has chosen a small displacement mil for the top award.
Dean Slavnich, editor of Engine Technology International and co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards, says:
"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."
GM won the award for the Green category with its 1.4 liter range extender seen in the Chevy Volt, and BMW earned the most accolades with the 3.0-4.0 liter, the 2.5-3.0 liter, 1.8-2.0 liter and 1.4-1.8 liter categories.
The full list of winners and more background can be found on the official website here.