MKR concept that graced the stand at the Detroit Auto Show
in January will be making a return visit to Cobo Hall next week for the SAE World Congress. FEV Engine Technologies
will displaying the car in their booth on the show floor. FEV is an engineering consultancy that focuses on powertrain development and they worked with Ford
on the direct-injection system that was used on the Twin-Force V-6 in the MKR. The twin turbocharged 3.5L V-6 is derived from the new Duratec 35 engine used in a variety of 2007 model Ford vehicles.
The flex-fuel engine turns out 415hp and get fifteen percent better fuel efficiency
than a comparably powerful V-8 with a more typical port injection setup. FEV will also be showcasing some of their variable compression ratio work, a UPS truck with a hydraulic hybrid
powertrain and a diesel
powered Chrysler Sebring