New efficient engine in Ford range
Ford will expand its range of fuel-efficient powertrains with the introduction of a new 1.0 litre three cylinder EcoBoost engine, the smallest Ford has ever built.
Engineered at Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre in the UK, the new engine matches the same performance of a four cylinder unit, but with much lower emissions and higher fuel economy.
To achieve this feat, the developers of the engine focused on improving thermal efficiency and reducing friction of the engine’s internal moving parts, particularly during warm-up. This is when an engine emits high lever of CO2 and other pollutants.
The new engine boasts a number of EcoBoost technologies, such as turbocharging, as well as new innovations that could establish Ford’s future development plans.
Ford’s vice president of Global Product Development, Derrick Kuzak, said the three cylinder unit was developed in Europe for worldwide application and is a significant part of Ford’s EcoBoost range of engines.
It has already been announced that the new engine will be available for the upcoming Ford B-Max, which will debut in the UK during 2012. It is also set to appear on a number of the manufacturer’s other small cars.
More details of the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine will be revealed this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Meanwhile Ford also confirmed that its next generation of hybrid vehicles, including the new C-Max due for release in 2013, will have a Ford designed, engineered and built transmission.
The current Ford C-Max, built as a five-seater or alternatively a seven-seater called the Grand C-Max, is available with total pricing starting from £16,960 including VAT.