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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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Captain Volkswagen and the Volkswageneers: Could VW and Fiat Really Combine 20 Car Brands?

Jul 31 2014 7:56pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Rumors that Volkswagen Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could merge to become the biggest four-wheeled Goliath of all time have been squashed by high-ranking executives on both sides. But since our industry runs on rumor, let’s imagine Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda, SEAT, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Ferrari—plus Ducati motorcycles and Scania and Man trucks and buses—all coming together un ...
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Xcar goes Radical in a big way

Jul 31 2014 7:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Racing In just a relatively short period of time, Radical Sportscars has proven to be a company true to its name. It only completed its first car in 1997 but has become among the leaders in the world of dedicated track day specials since then. These days it's even dipping its toe into the world of road models with the RXC, which stretches the definition of a vehicle for the street nearly to the breaking point. In it's latest video ...
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Even Our Test Cars Sometimes End Up on Blocks or: Somebody Done Took Our Ford Fusion’s Wheels and Tires

Jul 31 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We go to great lengths to bring you insightful and entertaining vehicle reviews, and we often drive the wheels off stuff in the process. But that’s not what happened to this unfortunate 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium test car, which we found a couple of mornings ago resting on blocks with all four wheels missing. Wheels have always been a popular target of nefarious types, but, seriously, what the hell? The perpetrators knew exactly what they wanted—the r ...
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Roush teases their upcoming Ford Mustang

Jul 31 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Roush has released the first teaser image of their upcoming tuning program for the 2015 Ford Musta ...
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What Car Looks Most Like A Fake Copy Of Itself?

Jul 31 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

You're looking at the recently-revealed new Ford Ka aka Figo. It's for developing markets like Brazil and India. I can't help but shake the notion that it loo ...
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Land Rover “Spies” the Discovery Sport, We Spot an Explorer

Jul 31 2014 4:11pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Here’s the closest glimpse yet of the production Discovery Sport undergoing testing in England, which Land Rover has so graciously spied for us, as part of what appears to be a growing trend of automakers “leaking” their own prototypes. We can see a lot of the current Ford Explorer in this upcoming Land Rover LR2 replacement, particularly the slanted nose and arching headlamps, the high beltline, and C- and D-pillars that trace remarkably similar glass panels. And like the ...
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GM also sheds parts from its pickups to boost payload ratings

Jul 31 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Work, Chevrolet, Ford, GM, GMC, Specialty, Ram The row between Ford and Ram over who boasts the best-in-class tow rating for heavy duty pickups has revealed a number of things. Chief among them is a report that Ford removes items like the spare tire, jack, radio and center console from its vehicles in a bid to lower its base curb weight and therefore keep the truck's gross vehicle weight rating down. For those that need a refresh ...
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Roush Previews Their Inevitably Kickass 2015 Ford Mustang

Jul 31 2014 3:03pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The thing about the Ford Mustang is that it always comes with a plethora of tuner variants, and the 2015 Ford Mustang will be no exception. We know Roush is working on their own version beca ...
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Hotter Horses Lining Up: Roush Teases 2015 Ford Mustang

Jul 31 2014 3:01pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

It's still a few months before the 2015 Ford Mustang starts to arrive at dealerships, yet a number of established aftermarket tuners are clearly hard at work prepping even hotter versions. The latest to tease a Mustang project is Roush Performance, which today posted the hazy profile pic ...
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Latvala leads in the land of the lakes

Jul 31 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Latvala leads in the land of the lakes FIA news bulletin from the 2014 Neste Oil Rally Finland Thu 31.07.14, 9:09PM Flying Finn Jari-Matti Latvala leads his home round of the FIA World Rally Championship after the opening afternoon of competition in t ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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