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Ford’s 1.0 litre turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost has been named the International Engine of the Year 2013 and best Sub-1 litre titles, repeating its wins in last year’s awards. The judging committee has had a habit of crowning repeat winners recently, with BMW’s 5.0 litre V10 and 3.0 litre twin-turbo inline-six taking two consecutive gongs each in 2005/2006 and 2007/2008 respectively and most recently VW’s 1.4 litre TSI TwinCharger in 2009/2010.

The only recent winner not to achieve that feat was 2011’s big winner – Fiat’s 875 cc TwinAir – that in updated Natural Power (CNG) form gets the nod in the Green Engine sub-category this year. The VW Golf Mk7’s new single-turbo 1.4 litre TSI ACT (yes, the one we don’t get) wins the best New Engine title, though funnily enough the judges still prefer the older 1.4 TwinCharger for the 1.0 to 1.4 litre class award.

Performance Engine of the year and Above 4.0 litre awards fall to Ferrari’s new 6.3 litre V12 in the F12berlinetta, taking over from the 458 Italia’s 4.5 litre V8. McLaren finally breaks its losing streak by taking the 3.0 to 4.0 litre category with its MP4-12C’s Ricardo-built 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8, ending BMW M’s five-year domination of the class with its 4.0 litre V8.

BMW isn’t left empty-handed as its 2.0 TwinPowerTurbo engine tops the 1.8 to 2.0 litre class, while Audi’s 2.5 litre five-pot turbo and Porsche’s new base 2.7 litre motor enjoy wins in the intermediate 2 to 2.5 litre and 2.5 to 3 litre categories respectively. The familiar BMW-PSA 1.6 litre turbo wins the 1.4 to 1.8 litre class for the seventh year running, beating fresher rivals from Mercedes-Benz and Ford.

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