Ford announces 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine

By on June 3, 2011
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Ford has just announced the smallest engine it’s ever built: a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine

Ford has introduced its smallest engine yet using their modern and hip EcoBoost forced-induction technology. They have been downsizing engines from V8 to turbocharged V6 and from V6 to turbo four-bangers. Continuing the trend this 1.0 L three-cylinder engine uses the EcoBoost to bring most economical and eco-friendly engine yet.

To make it much more fuel friendly Ford has implemented many technologies other than their EcoBoost turbochargers. These include:

  • Split cooling system which allows cylinder block to warm faster, saving fuel during warm-up phase in cold days.
  • Exhaust manifold is cast as one piece with the cylinder head, lowering exhaust gases temperature allowing the engine to run in a wider rpm band with the optimum fuel-to-air ratio.
  • The 3 cylinder engine is also lighter, which should be good for efficiency & performance.
  • There’s also direct injection, variable camshaft timing, an offset crankshaft.

Performance or power wise the new engine will deliver horsepower and torque outputs equivalent to or better than normal non-turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engines. Which is great news as it will be a good choice for small cars delivering fuel efficient cars which still pack a punch. There is no announcement that in which cars this new engine will be used, but most expected is the small Ford Fiesta cars to switch to this new 1.0-L EcoBoost engine later.


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