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2014 Ford Fiesta to Get 1 L Three-Cylinder Engine

2014 Ford Fiesta to Get 1 L Three-Cylinder Engine

Nov 19 2012, 4:04pm CST | by

Tiny turbocharged engine should be highly efficient

Many automakers are going to vehicles with hybrid systems and electrics to help meet the looming EPA fuel efficiency standards across the fleets. However, it may not be more batteries that is the...

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2014 Ford Fiesta to Get 1 L Three-Cylinder Engine

Nov 19 2012, 4:04pm CST | by

Tiny turbocharged engine should be highly efficient

Many automakers are going to vehicles with hybrid systems and electrics to help meet the looming EPA fuel efficiency standards across the fleets. However, it may not be more batteries that is the answer to meeting those fleet wide fuel economy standards as much is it is smaller engines in some vehicles. Ford is planning to stuff a tiny one-liter three-cylinder engine under the hood of the 2014 Fiesta.

The little engine will be a EcoBoost unit sporting turbocharging promising the same sort of power you would get from a standard four-cylinder engine. Specifically Ford promises that the little motor will be able to generate 123 hp and 148 pound-foot of torque. That is indeed the same power numbers that we typically see from small naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines.

There's no indication of exactly how fuel-efficient the little engine would be. But, knowing how efficient the EcoBoost engines are overall I'd wager were looking at better than hybrid fuel economy numbers with this tiny little engine. I'd also bet the little engine is good for even more oomph with a custom tune.

 
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This Is The Greatest Modern Mustang

Sep 17 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Since everyone is talking about the new Ford Mustang today, I figured it'd be a good opportunity to jump in on the pony car action and talk about one of my favorites–the 2000 SVT Cobra R. I think it's the ultimate modern 'Stang. Here's w ...
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Ford to offer Police Interceptor surveillance tech to competitors [w/video]

Sep 17 2014 6:09pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Safety, Technology, Videos, Ford, Police/Emergency Ford unveiled its surveillance mode technology last year as an option for 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility models, and it has been a huge success. Now, the automaker and its partner InterMotive Inc. have decided to license the patent-pending system, including possibly to competitors and the military. The surveillance mode te ...
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Ford and Lincoln get connected with Apple's Siri

Sep 17 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

After years of negative customer reviews of its in-car voice-recognition technology, Ford may solve some of its lingering issues by partnering with Automati ...
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2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Tested! Less SVO, More American Audi A5

Sep 17 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is the answer to a question that was asked during the last oil crisis. Which, if you were born later than 1979, was blessedly over by the time you arrived. In the aftermath, Ford took a whack at the challenge of creating a sporty fuel-sipper with the turbocharged four-cylinder SVO, which was available from 1984 through 1986. The market yawned. Fuel prices crashed, and anyway, we don’t buy pony cars for their efficiency. A fou ...
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Official: Holden Building 577hp GTS Maloo Super-Ute

Sep 17 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Winding Down of Aussie-Built Holdens Going Out with BangWith General Motors’ announcement to close manufacturing operations in Australia by 2017, the curtain is about to fall on the country’s domestic auto manufacturing for good. However, the home-built models will go out with a major bang. Holden Specialty Vehicles (HSV) has announced it will build a limited-edition LSA-powered ute model named the GTS Maloo. For those of you un ...
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The 2015 Ford Mustang GT kicks ass

Sep 17 2014 11:54am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

I'll cut right to the chase. The 2015 Ford Mustang GT is excellent. We had this white car, a GT Premium with the Performance Pack, in our PCOTY posse last week in Ohio and Detroit. Everyone loves it. Well ...
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Ford seeks younger Mustang buyers with tech features

Sep 17 2014 11:52am CDT | Source: Automotive News

The 2015 Ford Mustang arrives in dealerships next month as Ford's most technology-laden pony car ...
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2015 Ford Mustang GT First Drive: THE WAIT IS OVER!

Sep 17 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

With the new Ford Mustang finally sitting before us, a walkaround is the first order of business. Circling the newest pony, there’s no mistaking it for anything but a Mustang. The all-new 2015 model retains the right proportions, with a long hood, a compact and low greenhouse, and an extremely fast, well, fastback roofline. Strong cheekbones and taut sheetmetal enhance its beauty, while jawlines on top of jawlines will convey an appropriate sense of ...
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9 hours ago

Installing the 3M Paint Defender on a Focus ST

Sep 17 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Hooniverse Associate Editor Jason Connor has a pretty rad machine in the form of his mountune Ford Focus ST. He has been taking it to the track, and hitting the canyons, while also using the car to serve as the occasional Hooniverse camera car. That means he's getting some paint chips on th ...
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Five ambitious project cars for sale on Kijiji for under $5,000

Sep 17 2014 9:02am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

I don’t want to say that summer is gone, but it certainly isn’t getting any warmer out there. Garage season is upon us and it’s time to push your perfectly good, working car into the elements so you can tinker with a dilapidated classic in the shelter of your garage. You’ll cuss, you’ll bleed and your credit card might glow after buying all the parts you need, but it will all be worth it when May rolls around and you have a shiny vintage car to roll around in. Right? Here are five a ...
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