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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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Ford Recalling Almost 40,000 Cars Fixed Wrong In Their Last Recall

Nov 4 2014 7:15pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

Cops, old people, and anybody who rides in a taxi should know Ford is recalling 38,645 Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis', and Lincoln Town Cars because the last time they recalled those cars, they may or may not have done something "that could ...
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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Nov 4 2014 6:50pm CST | Source: CNET Car Tech

VW's e-Golf is the car maker's first EV to hit the U.S market. But how does it stack up against other electric vehicles like Ford Fusion Electri ...
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U-Turn: What you missed on 11.4.14

Nov 4 2014 6:00pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Car Buying, SEMA Show, Performance, Crossover, Ford, Motorcycle We'll obsessively cover the 2014 SEMA Show Today is the day that all the craziness that is the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas begins in earnest. We're live from the show floor, bringing the best, the worst and all the rest of can't-miss automotive content from inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center right onto yo ...
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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Nov 4 2014 4:54pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

With an all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata due to reach the market soon, you might think the third-generation car currently on sale is chopped liver. You’d be wrong. It’s still as affordable, fun, and inspiring a sports car as ever, worthy of duty as both weekend warrior and daily driver. For the 2015 model y ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories that pickup buyers are keen on, a range of updates... ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories that pickup buyers are keen on, a range of up ...
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Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #404

Nov 4 2014 4:44pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, SEMA Show, Etc., BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Ferrari, Celebrities Episode #404 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Brandon Turkus talk about the BMW i8 and i3, this week's SEMA show, the looming Ferrari spin-off and the passing of Tom Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR's Car Talk. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with ...
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This is Ken Block’s Ford Mustang Fastback from Gymkhana 7

Nov 4 2014 3:30pm CST | Source: Driving Canada

We can’t help but get a little excited whenever Ken Block announces anything related to his Gymkhana videos — especially if it’s one involving a car as unhinged and insane as this. It’s called the Hoonicorn RTR, and it’s on display at this week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Starting out as a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, the Hoonicorn obviously boasts the modifications we know and love from anything meant to shred tires with Ken Block. Ken Bl ...
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