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Details Surface on new one-liter Ford EcoBoost Engine

Details Surface on new one-liter Ford EcoBoost Engine

Nov 20 2012, 11:39am CST | by

1L EcoBoost is tiny and impressively powerful and efficient

We mentioned recently that Ford is set to offer a new and very small one-liter, three-cylinder engine in the 2014 Ford Fiesta. At the time, we didn't know a lot of details on the little engine, but...

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Details Surface on new one-liter Ford EcoBoost Engine

Nov 20 2012, 11:39am CST | by

1L EcoBoost is tiny and impressively powerful and efficient

We mentioned recently that Ford is set to offer a new and very small one-liter, three-cylinder engine in the 2014 Ford Fiesta. At the time, we didn't know a lot of details on the little engine, but Ford has now offered all we need to know. The tiny three-cylinder engine displaces 1.0-liter and will use EcoBoost Turbo technology.

Ford says that the little engine will deliver the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid car sold in America. Despite only having three-cylinders and such a small displacement, the engine will produce 123 hp and peak torque of 148 pound-feet. That puts its power output on par with traditional four-cylinder engines.

It's unclear exactly how much the tiny one-liter EcoBoost engine will cost. EcoBoost engines are typically $995 as an option on most platforms. "Customers are going to be pleasantly surprised at what the smallest member of the EcoBoost engine family can do," said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president of Powertrain Engineering. "Most customers are not going to be thinking about the number of cylinders under the hood when they drive the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost Fiesta. They'll notice an extremely smooth and quiet idle, terrific acceleration accompanied by a sporty sound at high revs, and – most importantly – outstanding fuel economy."

 
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Solberg on top at Germany RX

Sep 20 2014 2:48pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Solberg on top at Germany RX Norway’s Petter Solberg has established an early advantage at Red Kiwi World RX of Germany. Sat 20.09.14, 9:09PM Norway’s Petter Solberg has established an early advantage at Red Kiwi World RX of Germany, round nine of the FIA World Rallycro ...
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Ford appears to be considering dropping the SVT moniker

Sep 20 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

According to a recent report, Ford is considering dropping the SVT moniker and replacing it with ...
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Kajetanowicz is the ERC comeback king in Cyprus

Sep 20 2014 11:40am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Kajetanowicz is the ERC comeback king in Cyprus 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round nine of 11 - CNP Asfalistiki Cyprus Rally - Leg one Sat 20.09.14, 6:06PM Kajetan Kajetanowicz has produced the ultimate comeback drive by cancelling a deficit of more than 30 ...
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2015 Ford Mustang, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, New Batmobile: This Week’s Top Photos

Sep 20 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

This week we were finally able to drive the all-new 2015 Mustang. Whether it’s the base V-6, new EcoBoost or V-8-powered GT, with the 2015 redesign, the Mustang is no longer the entry-level, prosaic little pony car it once was. Bentley revealed a faster Mulsanne this week, appeasing the needs of lead-footed chauffeurs the world over. The ca ...
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Ford schools dealers on high-tech 2015 Mustang

Sep 19 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford is concentrating on the 2.3-liter engine and other high-tech features in intensive training sessions designed to educate dealership s ...
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LeMons South Carolina Inspections: Ford Frontenac, Renault Fuego, Family Truckster, and a Parade!

Sep 19 2014 10:40pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’re back at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, for the seventh annual 24 Hours of LeMons Fall South race. This is one of our favorite places of all the stops made by the LeMons Traveling Circus each year, and one of the best things about the Fall South race is that the nearby town of Camden lets us parade all the race cars right down the main street and then combine the car inspections with a big street party ...
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19 hours ago

Car Review: 2015 Ford Mustang

Sep 19 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — Who among us has not been touched in some way by the Ford Mustang? How many children, teens or adults vowed to own one after falling for its shape and its simple down-to-earth appeal? How many people tried to convince their spouses the Mustang was an ideal family car? How, after 50 years in the marketplace, can one car so dominate our dreams of driving fast, wild and free? Blasting through the twisty canyons of Angeles Crest Highway, the exhaust from the 20 ...
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19 hours ago

Ford Offers to License Its Police “Surveillance Mode” Camera Tech to Other Cop-Car Makers

Sep 19 2014 9:08pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’ve sat in parking lots, bored, and switched on the backup camera feed to watch who’s behind us. Now Ford has brought this idea to its logical and safety-oriented conclusion for its Police Interceptor models: If someone walks too close to the rear, the parking sensors beep, the doors lock, and the windows roll up. Ford calls this trick “Surveillance Mode” and bills it as “a first line of defense from potential assailants”; the automaker and its partner are now willing to license it to other ...
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22 hours ago

What you missed on 9.19.14

Sep 19 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Cadillac, Ford, Luxury 2015 Ford Mustang first drive Finally. After drooling over the 2015 Ford Mustang since it first drove onto our screens last year, we've now had the chance to drive Ford's pony car in and around Los Angeles. Jonathon Ramsey focuses on what's most important here, the actual driving dynamics, in his full review. Give it a read, here. ...
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23 hours ago

The ugly economics of green vehicles

Sep 19 2014 5:48pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, Hybrid, AutoblogGreen Exclusive It's fair to say that most consumers would prefer a green vehicle, one that has a lower impact on the environment and goes easy on costly fuel (in all senses of the term). The problem is that most people can't - or won't - pay the price premium or put up with the compromises today's green cars demand. We'r ...
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