Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ford announces 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine

Ford announced its newest EcoBoost engine at the Frankfurt Motor Show; it also happens to be the smallest: 1.6 liters. Like its larger-displacement cousins, the 1.6 liter will also have direct injection, a turbocharger, and variable valve timing.

Power output isn't official, but I've seen guesses at bout 180 horsepower. This engine, like the other EcoBoost engines, is designed to replace larger, normally aspirated engines. So does that mean we won't see any turbocharged Fiestas? Only time will tell at this point. It will, however, replace some engines in C-segment vehicles like the Focus, and smaller SUVs (e.g. Escape).

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