STUTTGART, Germany – Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has won the International Paul Pietsch Award 2013 for technological innovation at the Auto Motor und Sport Best Cars Awards.
The International Paul Pietsch Award has been presented annually for 24 years and is chosen by a jury of 30 Motorpresse Stuttgart Group editors-in-chief from 22 countries worldwide. Ford’s EcoBoost engine was picked from a shortlist of 12 innovations and was praised for its class-leading fuel economy and emissions.
“This award goes to a technology that has made such an impact in the automotive world. The Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine makes a real difference; it performs well, is great to drive, uses a very modern and light construction and it represents green technology,” said Bernd Ostmann, Auto Motor und Sport publisher, at the award ceremony in Stuttgart.
"We are very proud that we have won this prestigious award recognising Ford’s commitment to sustainability,” said Bernhard Mattes, chairman of Ford of Germany, accepting the award. “Sustainability is a cornerstone of our business strategy and the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is an excellent example of affordable technology combined with high customer value and represents Ford’s promise to Go Further."
This newest award is the fifth that Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has won globally since launching in spring 2012, including.