Ford unveils 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine

Ford unveils 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine

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Ford’s aggressive EcoBoost engine development is continuing at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week with the official launch of its third engine, the 1.6-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The new engine joins the 3.5-litre V6 currently in production and the already announced 2.0-litre four-cylinder. Like the rest of the family, this one features direct gasoline injection, a turbocharger and dual independent variable valve timing.

Output numbers haven’t been released yet, but the 1.6-litre unit should produce about 180 horsepower and 170-175 lb-ft of torque. Ford’s overall plan is to use these EcoBoost engines to replace larger normally aspirated engines in a variety of vehicles. The new 1.6-liter unit is set to replace 2.0-2.5-liter engines in many C-segment vehicles like the Focus and possibly the Mondeo.

Ford is really backing this new powerplant and plans to have 1.3 million of these engines on the road over the next four years with availability in 80 percent of its product lines.

Ford Ecoboost engine 1.6 1

Ford’s aggressive EcoBoost engine development is continuing at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week with the official launch of its third engine, the 1.6-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The new engine joins the 3.5-litre V6 currently in production and the already announced 2.0-litre four-cylinder. Like the rest of the family, this one features direct gasoline injection, a turbocharger and dual independent variable valve timing.

Output numbers haven’t been released yet, but the 1.6-litre unit should produce about 180 horsepower and 170-175 lb-ft of torque. Ford’s overall plan is to use these EcoBoost engines to replace larger normally aspirated engines in a variety of vehicles. The new 1.6-liter unit is set to replace 2.0-2.5-liter engines in many C-segment vehicles like the Focus and possibly the Mondeo.

Ford is really backing this new powerplant and plans to have 1.3 million of these engines on the road over the next four years with availability in 80 percent of its product lines.

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