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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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GM thinks Colorado and Canyon midsize trucks will lure crossover buyers

Jul 29 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Marketing/Advertising, Chevrolet, GM, GMC The invitation to come out and sample product at the General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, MI is rarely dull, and after spending this morning driving preproduction versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon all we can say is... under strict embargo. Sorry, America, we were as excited as many of you are to learn more about GM's new ...
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2015 Ford F-150 Order Guide Now Available

Jul 29 2014 5:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There’s now a mountain of detail available on the 2015 Ford F-150, as the entire order guide has surfaced on the Internet. CLICK HERE to download the entire 34-page, extremely detailed document. In our zeal to bring this information to you as quickly as possible, we’re not going to do an in-depth analysis of the entire lineup—but there are a few major changes to highlight. The F-150 comes in five trim levels: the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. The STX, FX2, Limited, and SVT Rap ...
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Cadillac reveals stretched ATS-L in China

Jul 29 2014 5:19pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, China, Cadillac, Luxury In the market for a new Cadillac, but need more space than an ATS can afford? Then you'll want to look at the larger CTS. Unless you live in China, where buyers - often chauffeured instead of driving themselves - seem to prefer a long-wheelbase version of a smaller sedan than upgrading to a larger one. For those buyers, Cadillac has released the new ATS-L. Based on the existing ATS sports sedan, the ATS-L ...
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How We’d Spec It, Good to Be Bad Edition: 2015 Jaguar F-type R Coupe

Jul 29 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Our ultimate fantasy—no, not that one, the car-related one—involves a pile of money appearing out of thin air alongside directions to the nearest exotic car dealership. But what would we buy? The choices are many, but as soon as staffers laid eyes on the 2015 Jaguar F-type coupe, many minds were made up. At once gorgeous and semi-attainable, the F-type combines a heart-twisting exhaust note (with any of its three available engines) with athletic m ...
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Ford's new F-150 takes aim at Ram's highway mpg crown

Jul 29 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford hopes to regain fuel economy bragging rights in big pickups by offering a special 'SFE' package on the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The Super Fuel Economy package -- or SFE -- will come on the X ...
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Ford F-150 takes aim at Ram's highway mpg crown

Jul 29 2014 3:28pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford hopes to regain fuel economy bragging rights in big pickups by offering a special 'SFE' package on the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The Super Fuel Economy package -- or SFE -- will come on the ...
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GM speeds up development of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra - report

Jul 29 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

We've already heard rumors that General Motors is worried about the 2015 Ford F-150 and it appears those fears have pushed them to speed up the development of the next-generation C ...
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Ford highlights their stolen 1964 Mustang Shorty prototype

Jul 29 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

In the early 1960's, Ford was playing around the idea of introducing a sporty two seat coupe. While the company created a handful of sketches, only one running protot ...
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Ford switching employees to iPhones from BlackBerries

Jul 29 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford is deploying iPhones for corporate use to employees worldwide, scoring a win for Apple as it seeks to lure more cor ...
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10 Cars That Weigh More Than the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

Jul 29 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

OFFICIAL: 2015 Ford F-150 is a Lightweight. Aluminum Ford F-150 close to 600 pounds lighter than competition -- and quite a few cars.When Ford released an update on the 2015 F-150 earlier this week, the dramatic difference in weight between the 2014 steel-body and 2015 aluminum-body F-150 Lariat SuperCrew caught our attention. According to Ford, the 2015 F-150 Lariat’s aluminum-alloy body helps cu ...
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