Ford seeks patent for new turbocharged V8 motor

Ford seeks patent for new turbocharged V8 motor

Ford V8 patent

At Delaware-based Stamoulis & Weinblatt US patent office a recently-filed application from Ford for a new V8 engine has been received. Interestingly, the application describes a pushrod, 4-valve per cylinder unit with inboard exhaust and outboard intakes as well as turbocharging. This isn’t the first such manifolding setup a similar design was recently unveiled with BMW’s 4.4-litre turbo V8 and the just-canceled General Motors 4.5-litre diesel unit, both of which followed this model, only with overhead cams. There are some rumours this powerplant could appear in the Mustang in 2010, but it seems unlikely.

The patent application shows a strong focus on the intake/exhaust layout and valvetrain configuration. The text indicates that the technology could be applied to either gasoline or diesel engines. It’s most likely the layout of Ford’s new Scorpion diesel V-8, which will be used in its Super-Duty trucks. Ford is unlikely to put such an engine in its cars anytime soon, instead focusing on smaller EcoBoost four and six-cylinder engines.

Ford V8 patent

At Delaware-based Stamoulis & Weinblatt US patent office a recently-filed application from Ford for a new V8 engine has been received. Interestingly, the application describes a pushrod, 4-valve per cylinder unit with inboard exhaust and outboard intakes as well as turbocharging. This isn’t the first such manifolding setup a similar design was recently unveiled with BMW’s 4.4-litre turbo V8 and the just-canceled General Motors 4.5-litre diesel unit, both of which followed this model, only with overhead cams. There are some rumours this powerplant could appear in the Mustang in 2010, but it seems unlikely.

The patent application shows a strong focus on the intake/exhaust layout and valvetrain configuration. The text indicates that the technology could be applied to either gasoline or diesel engines. It’s most likely the layout of Ford’s new Scorpion diesel V-8, which will be used in its Super-Duty trucks. Ford is unlikely to put such an engine in its cars anytime soon, instead focusing on smaller EcoBoost four and six-cylinder engines.

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