The Ford 1.0 litre EcoBoost has been named as the International Engine of the Year 2014, making it three wins in a row for the mill. The 2012 and 2013 overall winner – which equips the Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost in Malaysia – finished 70 points clear of its closest competitor, Ferrari’s 4.5 litre V8, in the 16th edition of the awards.

The little EcoBoost also retained its title in the Sub-1 litre category, finishing with 505 points to the 261 points bagged by the second-placed finisher, BMWs 647cc two-cylinder electric-gasoline range-extender used in the BMW i3.

Volkswagen’s 1.4 TSI Twincharger took top spot in the 1.0 to 1.4 litre class award, while in the 1.4 to 1.8 litre category the gong went to BMW/PSA’s familiar 1.6 litre turbo. The Mercedes-AMG M133 2.0 litre turbo – seen in the likes of the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG – took the honours in the 1.8 to 2.0 litre category, while Audi’s 2.5 litre five-cylinder turbo finished first in the 2.0 to 2.5 litre class.

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As for the 2.5 to 3.0 litre category, the judges picked the BMW 3.0 litre Twin-Power turbo six-cylinder, and McLaren’s 3.8 litre V8 finished top of the 3.0 to 4.0 litre heap. The Ferrari 4.5 litre power unit didn’t finish empty-handed, bagging two titles with wins in the above 4.0 litre and Performance Engine sub-categories.

The Green Engine title, meanwhile, went to Tesla’s full-electric powertrain, and the M133 Merc-AMG lump managed to make it two awards in this edition by securing the honours in the New Engine sub-category.

Continuing a five-year trend, engines with small displacements again proved to be very popular, further highlighting the downsizing phenomenon sweeping the industry. A total of 82 jury members from 34 countries took part in this year’s voting.

The 2014 International Engine of the Year results:

1. Ford 1.0 litre EcoBoost – 351 points
2. Ferrari 4.5 litre V8 – 281 points
3. Volkswagen 1.4 litre TSI Twincharger – 254 points
4. Mercedes-AMG 2.0 litre turbo – 252 points
5. Tesla full-electric powertrain – 225 points
6. BMW 3.0 litre twin-power turbo – 223 points
7. BMW/PSA 1.6 turbo – 181 points
8. McLaren 3.8 litre V8 – 154 points
9. Audi 2.5 litre five-cylinder turbo – 79 points