Automaker Ford has just confirm that it is expanding it range of the EcoBoost engines in North America with the new 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder EcoBoost and a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is the smallest engine the Ford has ever built and the 8-speed transmission is Dearborn automaker’s first.
“Consumers are telling us they want to buy affordable vehicles that get many more miles per gallon,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president of Global Product Development. “Our new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will give consumers looking for hybrid-like fuel economy a new, more affordable choice.”
Ford says that the new engine will deliver performance of that of a 4 cylinder unit with even higher fuel economy. We asked the famous question, How mush power and also what the MPG? Well Kuzak said that final calibrations of the new EcoBoost 1.0 liter are under way but the new engine will deliver horsepower and torque outputs equivalent to or better than Ford Fiesta’s normally aspirated 1.6 liter gasoline engine, which makes 120 hp, 112 lb-ft and a combined MPG of 33 (Info taken from fueleconomy.gov.) So if what Kuzak said is true, it will be better then the numbers given. This is pretty good for a 3 banger.
The new 1.0L 3-cylinder EcoBoost will be offered on the Fiesta and may even make its way to the Focus.
Ford said that it is on track to offer EcoBoost on 90 percent of its North American lineup by 2013 and to be producing 1.5 million EcoBoost engines globally.