An engine built with Dayco products and systems has won an International Engine of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive year.
Ford’s 999cc three-cylinder turbo engine, engineered using the Dayco Timing Belt-in-Oil system for both the primary and oil pump drives, won the Sub 1-Liter category while three additional engines built with Dayco engine components won their respective categories.
“Congratulations to Ford, PSA and Ferrari on their continued success at the International Engine of the Year Awards, and thank you for trusting in Dayco to help deliver these accolades,” said Paul DiLisio, senior vice president of Global Automotive and Industrial OE Sales for Dayco. “The Timing Belt-in-Oil, invented by Dayco and in series production since 2007, weighs less, has lower stretch, reduces friction and is quieter than traditional chain-drive components. For our customers, such as Ford, this translates into higher engine performance, lower emissions and improved fuel economy.”
Similar to previous years, the 2015 International Engine of the Year Awards jury was made up of the world’s most respected motoring journalists, according to Engine Technology International magazine, presenter of the awards.
In total, 65 journalists from 31 countries helped select the 12 Award Winners. Panelists judged each engine using criteria such as fuel economy, smoothness, performance, noise and drivability. Each panelist had 25 points to award to their five favorite engines in each category, with a maximum of 15 points and a minimum of 1 point to be allocated to an engine.
Additional Dayco engine products, such as front end accessory drive belts, belt tensioners and pulleys, are also utilized on the winning engines of the 1-Liter to 1.4-Liter, Above 4-Liter and Performance Engine categories. These winners include the PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo and Ferrari 4.5-liter V8 engines.
In total, Dayco engine products and systems are in use on more than 25 finalist engines, including those of Ford, Volkswagen, Ferrari, Fiat, Audi, BMW and PSA.