Ford EcoBoost engine with 1.5L capacity revealed
After its 1.0L EcoBoost engine that made its debut on the EcoSport, Ford has launched a new 1.5L EcoBoost engine, to expand its engine lineup and provide more options for its customers.
The new 1.0L EcoBoost four cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine from Ford will provide a similar power output seen in their 1.6L variants, but will provide better fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions. The new engine will be manufactured at Ford’s facility in Craiova in Romania with production expected to start next year.
Ford is yet to reveal the exact output figures of their new engine. It borrows features like an aluminum block, variable valve timing, twin overhead camshafts and an integrated exhaust manifold from their latest 1.0L EcoBoost engine, which is set to arrive in India in a few weeks with the new EcoSport compact SUV.
The demand for their fuel efficient engines across the globe is on the rise. In order to provide their customers with the new range of EcoBoost engines, Ford says, “By the end of 2013, six plants across Europe, Asia and North America will be producing EcoBoost engines, triple the number that were doing so in 2010. Our capacity to build EcoBoost engines is now at 1.6 million units annually.”
“Ford EcoBoost technology has changed the way people look at gas engines and has enjoyed huge success with customers,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, powertrain engineering for Ford. “The new 1.5-liter unit further extends our EcoBoost promise of economical driving in terms of both fuel efficiency and – in some markets – tax savings.”