Ford EcoBoost petrol engine aftermarket debut
Ford EcoBoost petrol engine tech will now be available to the aftermarket at 2014 Autosport International Show Ford stand hosted by Ford Component Sales (FCS).
Roelant de Waard, Ford European vice president for Marketing, Sales and Service, said, “The reduced emissions and enhanced fuel economy of our innovative EcoBoost engines have captured the imagination of car buyers worldwide since launch. Now we are transferring EcoBoost’s success from road to track with EcoBoost Technology in Formula Ford 2014, World Rally and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in the US.”
FCS will display a range of turbo-powered, direct-injection EcoBoost engines including 1.0 litre (International Engine of the Year 2012 and 2013) to 1.6, 2.0 and the 3.5 V6. Powertrains available from FCS include products and tech from Ford divisions ranging in capacity from 1.0 to 9.0 litres and in three-cylinder to V8 configurations. Fuel options include petrol, diesel, flexifuel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Five and six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available in front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive configurations.
Steve Clary, Ford Component Sales managing director said, “It makes sense for low-volume manufacturers to buy quality-assured technology from a strong global supplier, keeping component design and development costs to a minimum and allowing new product to come to market much faster. Adding these exciting EcoBoost engines to our range will power the business forward in 2014 and beyond.”