Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost 3-cylinder wins Breathrough Award from Pop Mech

Ford 1.0L EcoBoost

In brief: Popular Mechanics has listed its top ten Breakthrough Award winners for 2012 and Ford's 3-cylinder 1.0L EcoBoost engine is one of them.

The word

Every year, Popular Mechanics picks the 10 innovative products it says are showcasing technology that matters most. The 1.0L EcoBoost won this year because Pop Mech says that this engine, being one of the smallest displacement engines the company has ever built, has game-changing horsepower and torque for such a tiny amount of fuel usage and displacement.

The engine has also been named International Engine of the Year by 76 journalists in 35 countries.

The 1.0L EcoBoost is currently available in Europe in the Focus, C-Max, and B-Max models. It may be coming to North America before 2014.

And so ...

“We are once again excited to recognize this year’s list of incredible honorees for their role in shaping the future,” says James B. Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics. “From a featherweight metal to the world’s fastest and most electrically efficient supercomputer, this year’s winners embody the creative spirit that the Breakthrough Awards were founded upon.”

A full list of winners can be found here:

Photo credits: Ford

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