Small’s the new big
Ford’s 1.0-litre engine beats the biggest donks
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