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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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Pech leads home ERC counter following day of high drama

Aug 30 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Pech leads home ERC counter following day of high drama 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round seven of 11 - Barum Czech Rally Zlín - Day Report Sat 30.08.14, 9:09PM Václav Pech leads Barum Czech Rally Zlín following a day of high drama in the FIA European Rally Ch ...
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Weekly Recap: Volvo's $11-billion gamble

Aug 30 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Volvo It's ambitious, but Volvo is spending money on core products built on qualities that have made the brand successful in the past. Just how much does it take to revive an iconic premium brand? How does $11 billion sound? That's what Volvo's Chinese owners are spending to give the Swedish company one more shot to make it as a global carmaker. It's a make-or-break propositio ...
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The 1978 Ford Capri Really Put Things Into Apocalyptic Perspective

Aug 30 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Nowadays when you see an ad for a car with any remote semblance of performance, you get imagery of adrenaline-inducing road-holding with the occasional monster or two. But back in 1978, ads for the Ford Capri liked to tout its "safe and predictable" han ...
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2013 Ford F-150 - Predator

Aug 30 2014 8:06am CDT | Source: Truckin'

Brian installed a 6-inch Metal Mulisha lift, selected his own tire, the Deegan 38, in size 35x12.50R20, and added a pair of beefy N-Fab bumpers and a full repertoire of Rigid Industries LED lightsOne of the biggest names in freestyle motocross is Brian Deegan and his brand, Metal Mulisha. Brian has been hard at work over the past few years expanding the Mulisha brand and branching out in new areas. His recent endeavors include automotive accessories like lift kits, steps, and wheels. On a pe ...
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New Volvo XC90, VW e-Golf Pricing, Ford's New Hybrids: The Week In Reverse

Aug 30 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Three years and eleven billion dollars later, Volvo is now firmly part of Chinese automaker Geely—and the Swedish automaker is now showing off the first completely new vehicle developed under its new ownership. The new Volvo XC90 comes with a new generation of engines, including a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Its Sensus touchscreen interfac ...
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Video: Jay Leno Takes a 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster for a Spin

Aug 30 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Jay’s latest adventure takes a deep dive into hot-rodding history with this beautiful 1932 Ford Highboy roadster. But don’t pass this off as just another deuce coupe. No, this car is the deuce coupe. Jay has with him Bruce Meyer, the car’s restorer and current owner, who tells of a storied past barely imaginable.The story began in the late 1940s as U.S. soldiers were returning home from the war. At that time, Bob McGee was a student at the University of Southern Ca ...
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Swede Plan, Bro: Volvo Plans New Compact Crossover and Sedan, Luxe 90-Series Models

Aug 29 2014 10:03pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

During this week’s big reveal event for the 2016 Volvo XC90, we stumbled across Volvo’s ambitious product plans for the next four years—and beyond. Actually, we didn’t so much as stumble across them as we were shown them: Buried in a presentation slide covering XC90 details, and visible for less than half a minute, was a tiny chart showing what Volvo has planned next. This happy accident immediately made the classroom session magnitudes more exciting. ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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Production Begins On New 2015 Ford Mustang

Aug 29 2014 8:59pm CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

After 50 years of U.S. exclusivity, Ford will be exporting the sixth generation of America's pony car to over 120 countries around the world. Production, which will take place at Ford's Flat Rock assembly plant, is now underway.  Although the Mustang is a classic American icon, its international release will not be futile. Over the course of the last 50 years, Ford has sold over 9.2 million Mustangs, many of which hav ...
Source: autoMedia.com   Full article at: autoMedia.com
 

 
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2016 Ford Focus RS may yet be AWD, US sales likely

Aug 29 2014 6:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Hatchback, Ford, Rumormill When it comes to forbidden fruit, few vehicles are spoken of in as hushed a tone as the Ford Focus RS. The turbocharged, five-cylinder hot hatch could only be seen from afar by American customers as it tore up the roads of Europe. And while it's safe to say that Ford's Yankee fans are quite happy to now be on equal footing with drivers ...
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'Star Wars' update: Filming resumes after Ford's recovery

Aug 29 2014 4:46pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

Harrison Ford, now healed after an accident on the set, returns to Pinewood Studios to finish filming his role as Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII. ...
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