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Ford To Bring Small 3-Cylinder Engine To U.S.

The 1-liter engine will offer performance and fuel efficiency in the 2014 Fiesta

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is bringing its smallest engine to the U.S. in the race to meet stricter government fuel economy rules.

Ford VP: "Uncertainty about fuel prices has changed the mindset of customers"

2011 Ford Explorer Live Debut in Southern California – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Ecoboost for all Ford models

Once again, reports are making the rounds that each model in Ford's stable will soon be available with an Ecoboost engine option. While this isn't the first time we've heard such murmurings, The Detroit News reports that Jim Farley, the Ford global head of sales, says that his company's product plans include direct-injection and turbocharging at the core of each vehicle's future powertra

Who needs a V8? Survey says customers love Ford EcoBoost

While Ford is working on plenty of hybrid and electric vehicles, its big bet for meeting the new corporate average fuel economy standards is EcoBoost, and so far customers appear to like it. Since launching the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 last summer as an alternative to larger V8s, Ford has sold about 10,000 units of the Lincoln MKS and MKT along wi

Ford fleet vehicles gets greener with addition of E85, EcoBoost, electric drive and so on

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Report: Ford source says three-cylinder EcoBoost won't come to U.S. before the right vehicle does

Just a few days back, Ford unveiled a brand new EcoBoost engine in Beijing. This engine, a 1.0-liter inline three-cylinder, will become one of the company's most efficient powerplants ever. Aside from engine size and number of cylinders, Ford was reluctant to release any more information for us to go on, but we speculated that the e

Report: GM struggling to market fuel efficient turbo technology

In the automotive realm, marketing can sometimes prove just as important as the actual product. Take, for instance, Ford's well-regarded EcoBoost technology, which couples turbocharging with direct injection to produce more horsepower and reduce fuel consumption. Would it surprise you to hear that General Motors has had similar technology on the market for ove

Report: GM struggling to market turbo technology

In the automotive realm, marketing can sometimes prove just as important as the actual product. Take, for instance, Ford's well regarded EcoBoost technology, which couples turbocharging with direct injection to produce more horsepower and reduce fuel consumption. Would it surprise you to hear that General Motors has had similar technology on the mar

SAE 2010: Next-gen Ford EcoBoost engines to get even more efficient with cooled EGR

Over the course of 2010, Ford plans to aggressively ramp up its EcoBoost engine strategy with two new four-cylinder engines and the first rear-wheel-drive application of the boosted 3.5-liter V6. However, this is just the beginning as Ford is already hard at work on the next generation of EcoBoost engines. At the SAE World Congress on Wednesday, Dan Kapp, director of powertrain research and adv

SAE 2010: Next-gen Ford Ecoboost engines to get even closer to diesel with cooled EGR

Over the course of 2010, Ford plans to aggressively ramp up its Ecoboost engine strategy with two new four cylinder engines and the first rear-wheel drive application of the boosted 3.5-liter V6. However, this is just the beginning as Ford is already hard at work on the next generation of Ecoboost engines. At the SAE World Congress on Wednesday, Dan Kapp, director of powertrain research and advanced engineering, and Bob Fascetti, director of larg

Ford increases Brazilian investment to make tiny EcoSport SUV

Apparently, money does really grow on trees these days, but only those exotic ones found exclusively in South America. OK, maybe not, but somehow Ford has come across a significant amount of coin, all of which will be poured into the continent to our south.

Ford invests $155 million in Cleveland Plant No. 1 for newer EcoBoost engines new V6 engines

Last May, Ford began making the new, more efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine for vehicles like the Ford Flex, Ford Taurus SHO, Lincoln MKS sedan and Lincoln MKT crossover at its Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1. That plant was closed in 2007 (after opening in 1951) but was brought back from t

Report: Four-cylinder EcoBoost Ford Edge coming to Chicago

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Ford says EcoBoost popular with the "young"

Kids these days. According to Ford, what gets the young (well, younger) car shopper's attention is a nice EcoBoost engine. For proof, Ford offers the following statistic: buyers of the Taurus SHO with EcoBoost are, on average, over ten years younger than people who buy base Taurus vehicles. Don't think that this means Taurus SHO buyers are someone who's just gotten his or her driver's license, though. The average SHO buyer is 54 years ol

Review: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost turns it up to 11

2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford files 125 patents on 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, mostly for controls

In the process of developing it's new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the powertrain engineers at Ford came up with a lot innovative solutions to reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Most of those solutions involved software, both for developing the engine and then for controlling it. The use of computational fluid dynamics is increasingly common in engine design and elsewhere. Ford actually has developed its own in-house CFD analysis system

Ford files 125 patents on 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, mostly for controls

In the process of developing its new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the powertrain engineers at Ford came up with a host of innovative solutions to reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Most involved software – both for developing the engine and controlling it. The use of computational fluid dynamics is increasingly common in engine design and elsewhere, but Ford actually developed its own in-house CFD analysis system along with a fuel spray model. The system allowed the engineers to analyze th

REPORT: Ford considering two- and three-cylinder engines

Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder - Click above for high-res image gallery

Frankfurt 2009: Ford unveils 1.6-liter EcoBoost

Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder - click above for a high res image gallery

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