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    Default Ford Ecoboost Engine Technology To Yield 20% Better Fuel Economy

    DEARBORN, Mich. The Ford Motor Company said it plans to install a new family of turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines on half a million vehicles over the next five years, including the 2009 Lincoln MKS and Ford Flex.

    Called EcoBoost, the engine family will include four- and six-cylinder variants. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, earmarked for the Explorer America Concept and other products, will deliver 275 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. A twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, which will be used in the all-wheel-drive MKS, will make 340 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque.

    Ford said the technology will provide a fuel-economy improvement of 20-30 percent over current engines and is relatively affordable compared with diesels and hybrids. The EcoBoost range is designed to be used in a wide variety of applications, from small cars to large trucks.

    Ford said it also plans to install hybrid and diesel powertrains in additional vehicles and is developing plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells for future applications.

    What this means to you: Ford can't afford to develop more exotic solutions, so gasoline direct injection with turbocharging looks like the least expensive way to help meet future CAFE standards.
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    Swell. Let's hope Ford remembers to fire-proof the Pinto's rear bumper this time, or at least not make it out of flint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Swell. Let's hope Ford remembers to fire-proof the Pinto's rear bumper this time, or at least not make it out of flint.




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