Small’s the new big

Ford’s 1.0-litre en­gine beats the big­gest donks

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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.’’

Ford grabbed the head­lines butBMW­drove off with the most awards. The Ger­man maker earned world’s best com­men­da­tion for four en­gines — the 4.0-litre V8 in the M3; the 3.0-litre bi-turbo six­cylin­der en­gine in the 135; the 2.0-litre twin-turbo four­cylin­der of the 320i and 328i; and the 1.6-litre four-cylin­der turbo en­gine it co-de­vel­oped with Peu­geot-Citroen. It pow­ers ev­ery­thing from Minis to Peu­geot RCZs.

TheGMVolt won top green en­gine, with its 1.4-litre petrol en­gine used purely as a ‘‘ range ex­ten­der’’ to pro­vide elec­tri­cal sup­ply for bat­tery and mo­tor.

Fer­rari’s 4.5-litre V8 in the 458 Italia was judged the top per­for­mance en­gine.

TheVWGroup earned two gongs: for its 1.4-litre twin­charged (su­per­charged and tur­bocharged) petrol en­gine used through­out the group and the Audi-spe­cific 2.5-litre five­cylin­der turbo.

On its way: The EcoSport SUV should ar­rive late next year

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