Ford to Launch 3 More EcoBoost Engines by Year-End
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. announced three more engines with the company's patented EcoBoost fuel-saving technology are scheduled to be launched by the end of the year. By 2013, Ford expects to be producing approximately 1.5 million EcoBoost engines globally, about 200,000 more than originally expected.
The next three EcoBoost engines include:
- 1.6L four-cylinder to be offered in the European C-Max people mover.
- 2.0L four-cylinder for the next-generation Ford Explorer SUV and Edge CUV.
- 3.5L V-6 for the F-150.
The three new engines will increase the number of global nameplates available with EcoBoost to 11.
EcoBoost technology combines direct fuel injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and cut vehicle weight, while giving drivers the performance of a bigger engine.
Researchers are studying ways to further downsize future EcoBoost engines, while preserving performance and raising fuel economy. Ford could develop EcoBoost engines smaller than 1.6L, according to Barb Samardzich, Ford's vice president of powertrain engineering.