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Ford's Plan For Better MPG: More EcoBoost Engines and Lighter Cars

Friday April 16th, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Posted by: michael.leroy

EcoBoost engineTurbos and lighter cars could be both efficient and fun

Ford Motor Company has announced that they will sell three new versions of their fuel-saving EcoBoost engines by the end of this year. The company hopes to produce 1.5 million EcoBoost engines by 2013. Ford is placing so much faith in its turbocharged engines that the company plans on using the engine in 90 percent of cars built in the U.S.

If you are not up to date on FoMoCo’s marketing language, an EcoBoost engine is essentially a turbocharged direct-injected engine with variable valve timing. Ford designed the engine with the hope that it will produce the power of a larger displacement engine, but with the fuel efficiency of a smaller one. Ford claims the current 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine produces V-8 horsepower and V-6 fuel economy.

The three new EcoBoost engines are a 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V-6 designed for rear-wheel-drive applications. The 2.0-liter has been confirmed to be in the next-generation Ford Explorer and Edge. The V-6 will be used in the F-150. The new EcoBoost engine could potentially give the F-150 the best fuel efficiency in its class.

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2010 Lincoln MKS Ecoboost Review – Return of the hot rod Lincoln

Tuesday April 13th, 2010 at 12:44 AM
Posted by: AKramer

By Alex Kramer

Pros:

  • Impressive 355 hp turbocharged engine
  • All-wheel drive provides wet weather confidence
  • Smooth, comfortable ride
  • Roomy, well-appointed interior
  • Active Park Assist really works

Cons:

  • Strangely designed paddle shifters
  • A bit soft in the corners
  • Decent fuel efficiency, but not quite eco-friendly
  • Exterior design lacks flair

My pappy said, “Son, you’re gonna’ drive me to drinkin’
If you don’t stop drivin’ that Hot Rod Lincoln”

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North America Finally Gets the Goods With 2012 Ford Focus

Monday February 1st, 2010 at 3:22 PM
Posted by: michael.leroy

2012 Ford FocusThe Euro-spec Focus comes stateside early 2011

For many years lucky Europeans got the ‘good’ version of the Ford Focus, but starting in 2011, American car buyers will finally get to buy the real thing. The 2012 Ford Focus unveiled at this year’s North American International Auto Show is nothing like the dull econo-box we have had to deal with for years. This new car will likely be serious competition for Honda, Toyota and GM in the compact-car market segment.

Globally Ford will offer the Focus with ten different engine options. In the US, a 2.0 liter direct-injection 155-hp engine will be standard. An Ecoboost option will likely be available as well for people that are looking for a little more horsepower. Unfortunately it’s unlikely we will ever see the 1.6 liter diesel engine stateside.

To improve fuel efficiency, Ford is using its new dual-clutch, fully automatic PowerShift transmission. Ford is claiming the new transmission will improve fuel economy by 9 percent. A transmission this sophisticated is almost unheard of in this market segment and is a real surprise.

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Ford’s Cleveland Plant Begins Production of EcoBoost V6

Tuesday March 10th, 2009 at 8:33 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Ford EcoBoost engine

Good news is few and far between in the car world these days, but here’s some from Ford.

Cleveland Engine Plant No.1, which had been idled since 2007, is now open for business and it has began production of the firm’s new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines. The EcoBoost V6 will be optional on the 2010 Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT and Ford Flex and come standard on the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO.

Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 has received some $55 million for tooling and equipment upgrades from Ford to build the EcoBoost engine. Even better news? The reopening of Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 will see approximately 250 employees forming the shift to build the engine. So 250 people get to keep their jobs, which is great. According to Ford, the plant will be staffed by employees from the existing three plants at the site.

Source: CarScoop

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The Race to Be Green is ON!

Wednesday December 17th, 2008 at 6:1212 AM
Posted by: m35man

Ford EcoBoostEurope is taking the lead when it comes to being more environmentally responsible with its new cars, working on lower emissions and higher horsepower. Of the American car makers, Ford has been the most proactive in the chase for greener vehicles, with cars like the Ford EcoBoost, which has been the buzz maker since early in 2008. The race to be green is on, and it will be interesting to see who gets to the top of the heap first.

Electric, diesel, biodiesel, hydrogen, natural gas—even restaurant grease. Scientists, engineers, physicists; even chemists are all working overtime to spare the air and find alternative fuels that won’t clog the air and ruin our lungs. There hasn’t been a technological race since the 60’s when we were fighting against the USSR to put a man on the moon!

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