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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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Car Review: Cadillac ELR

Aug 27 2014 7:36pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

General Motors has been exploring alternative fuel vehicles for a very long time. So when the company released the Chevrolet Volt in 2012, it came as no surprise how well designed and well thought out this clever commuter car was. After all, it had been designed to bring the plug-in hybrid concept to the masses. Unfortunately, for some, the Volt fell short on style and social cachet. To remedy this, GM has now released the Cadillac ELR, a plug-in hybrid coupe aimed squarely at afflue ...
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Mustangs sally forth in Richmond, while classics gather on the beach

Aug 27 2014 7:12pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

This weekend has the Greater Vancouver Mustang Association hosting the 35th International Mustang Meet in Richmond, a big deal for us car nuts as it’s also the 50th anniversary of the original Pony car. Mustangs from all over will be on hand and it is open to all Fords and Ford-powered marques. Also not to be missed is the Forth Annual Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance at Blackie’s Spit in Crescent Beach. The best of the best cars will be on hand and there a ...
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What you missed on 8.27.14

Aug 27 2014 6:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Truck, Crossover, Ford, Kia, Volvo 2014 Kia Forte Koup reviewed It's not a sports car, but the Kia Forte Koup offers 200 turbocharged horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission, and retuned suspension geometry to make it a more engaging offering than its sedan counterpart. But does all that add up to a car that's actually engaging for enthusiasts? Brandon Turkus puts one to the test in our latest review. ...
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Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance is not to be missed

Aug 27 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Peter Boyle isn’t going to miss one of British Columbia’s premier classic car and motorcycle shows. He’s bringing three of his best classics all the way from Covington, Ohio to tomorrow’s fourth annual Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance at Blackie Spit Park on the shore of Boundary Bay south of Vancouver. The event has grown to be one of the best concours car shows anywhere, and seeing Boyle’s three cars is reason enough to attend. The invitation-on ...
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10 Green Cars that Don’t Suck: Eco-Excellence at All Price Points

Aug 27 2014 5:19pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Mix pious intentions with dreary mechanical bits and then stir in some driving misery, and the result is a “green car.” Green not in the color of its paint, but in the environmental virtue of its engineering and marketing. Green as in economical with fuel but stingy on fun, great with emissions but lousy to pilot. Green cars are hybrids, diesels, and electric cars stripped to the point of making a rotted ox cart seem luxurious. Ex ...
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Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo wins Motor City Masters

Aug 27 2014 4:54pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Etc., Videos, Chevrolet, Design/Style, TV/Movies Motor City Masters pulled off its concept of Project Runway for cars rather well. In the end, the TruTV reality series came down to former Ford designer Camilo Pardo and multi-disciplined designer Bryan Thompson, but Pardo was always kind of the show's ringer as the person instrumental in the gorgeous shape of ...
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10 Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Volvo XC90

Aug 27 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Volvo touts its all-new 2016 XC90 SUV as the first product of the “new Volvo” and the launch of a company-wide rebirth. While Volvo isn’t completely flipping the script—and, say, making six-wheeled military motorcycles—the XC90 does represent its first independently developed car since being financially sugar-daddied by Chinese automaker Geely. The 2016 XC90, which we recently also in, is also the model’s first clean-sheet redesign in more than a decade. Furthermore, the XC90 debuts o ...
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NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer PI brakes

Aug 27 2014 2:59pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Safety, Crossover, Ford, Police/Emergency This year more than most, it's pleasant when we can string together a few days without word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It's seemingly been a little quiet on this front lately (barring a spider-related Suzuki issue revealed early today), but now we have word of the government safety agency opening a Preliminary Evaluation into the 2013 Ford Ex ...
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Watch A BAC Mono Chase A McLaren P1 At Silverstone: David & Goliath

Aug 27 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

If there’s a more unlikely pairing of serious road-going performance cars on YouTube this week, we don’t know what it is. Here, you see a single-seat, stripped-down, relatively affordable BAC Mono on an open track day as it chases and tries to hang with a McLaren P1 hypercar at Silverstone. Can the tiny, light-makes-right sin ...
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2016 Ford Focus RS Coming With All-Wheel Drive: Report

Aug 27 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Ford’s previous Focus RS has earned a well-deserved reputation for pushing the boundaries of a factory-built, front-wheel-drive hot hatch. The car, which was never offered in the U.S., delivered as much as 345 horsepower to the front wheels in some guises, made possible thanks to rally-bred technologies such as the RevoKnuckle suspe ...
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