Ford's much vaunted and award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is coming to the ASEAN region soon through the refreshed Fiesta subcompact sedan and hatchback, we learned today at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show.
Acclaimed as the smallest engine in its class--as it can supposedly fit within the parameters of an A4-sized sheet of paper or in an airplane's overhead luggage compartment--this tiny motor's physical dimensions belie its power output of 118hp and torque of 170Nm, roughly the same figures put out by 1.6-liter engines.
The American carmaker also claims that with 25% fewer moving parts, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is able to deliver higher fuel economy and lower emissions.
Last year, Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine was named 2012 International Engine of the Year, beating such esteemed competition as Volkswagen's 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger (Beetle, Golf, Scirocco); Ferrari's 4.5-liter V8 (458 Italia, 458 Spider); General Motors' 1.4-liter range extender (Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera); and BMW's 2.0-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder gasoline (125i, 320i, 520i).
Photos by Patrick Everett Tadeo