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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 Focus facelift pricing announced (UK)

Sep 2 2014 5:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Ford has disclosed pricing details for the Focus facelift sold in UK where it kicks off at 13, ...
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General Pedaler: GM Introduces Free Bike Sharing Program at Michigan Tech Center

Sep 1 2014 3:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Look out, Google: Enough General Motors employees wanted to arrive at meetings covered in sweat that the company has introduced a bike-sharing program. Okay, a desire for damp, winded employees probably had less to do with GM’s decision than the rising popularity of active-workplace programs, but still—up here in Michigan, it’s pretty warm outside. Employees can now pedal across 330 acres of GM’s techn ...
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73-year-old racer dies after crashing his MG at Lime Rock

Sep 1 2014 12:10pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Racing Vintage racing provides fans with the opportunity to watch some of the greatest cars from yesteryear still competing on track against some of their contemporaries. Unfortunately, like any form of motorsports, racing in classics can never be completely safe, a reality sadly illustrated during this weekend's Lime Rock Park Historic Festival on Saturday, August 30. Lee Duran, a 73-year- ...
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Jaguar XF

Sep 1 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Jaguar XF is a luxurious and powerful mid-size sedan that’s also the most affordable way to get into a Jag--at least, until the 2016 Jaguar XE comes along. The XF is a rival for vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, Cadillac CTS, and the BMW 5-Series. As a Conce ...
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Used No Illusion: Used-Car Values Mostly Unaffected by Recalls

Sep 1 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Every time we see someone in a Chevy Cobalt, we resist the urge to ask them if they’ve made plans to sell it. As it turns out, those folks might still receive a decent return, as owners of these recalled cars—and many other models with highly publicized problems—aren’t dumping them en masse. According to a report from Black Book, a trade publication that estimates residual values, some Cobalts actually increased in value a ...
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Is The SVT Ford Mustang GT350 Getting A 5.2-Liter V8?

Sep 1 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Ford is rumored to be reviving the GT350 name for a sub-GT500 SVT Mustang and, it seems, the true detectives over at Mustang6G.com have used Ford's own online parts guide to discover what they believe is a reference to the 5.2-liter naturally aspirated engine codenamed "Voo ...
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Dodge Challenger A/T Concept

Sep 1 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Now that the Hellcat engine and its 707 horsepower has been introduced, it’s safe to say the 2015 Challenger is the most powerful, factory-build muscle car. But while the ink is still wet on the Challenger Hellcat and its outstanding performance figures, a brand-new concept is here to give Chrysler’s muscle car a totally new meaning. Meet the Challenger A/T Concept, the all-terrain pony that could put a Jeep Wrangler to shame.Created by Joey Ruiter, the man behind several off-road vehicle, bike ...
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2005 Ford F-350 Dualie - OCD-ualie

Sep 1 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: Truckin'

We chose this exquisite truck for this month’s cover -- not just for it’s clean and bright appearance, but because it has the perfect recipe to boot.It’s fairly easy these days to go out and build a wild custom cover truck with all the resources that are available. Just slam it flat to the ground, throw a bunch of wild paint at it, pile together some interior and stereo, and you’ve got yourself a sh ...
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Ford Confirms 2014 Skills For Life Free Driver Training Dates

Sep 1 2014 5:47am CDT | Source: Car Articles

Ford Driving Skills for Life is targeted at inexperienced drivers who have recently passed their driving test, highlighting some of the dangers they are exposed to as new drivers and how they can be minimised.  This includes using a mobile phone at the wheel, managing emergencies and night and wet-weather driving. Now in its second year, following a successful launch across Europe in 2013, Ford Driving Skills for Life returns next month when it ...
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New Details Emerge About The Rumored Entry-Level V-6 Ferrari

Sep 1 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

When somebody brought up a statement like Ferrari using V-6 engines, they’d probably be met with either bewilderment, hysterical laughter, or maybe a combination of both. But times have changed in the auto industry and no more is that evident than a recent report indicating that Maranello is seriously contemplating a V-6-powered entry-level super car.Sources told Car Magazine that Ferrari is currently developing a ...
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