The 1.0 liter three-cylinder turbo petrol engine with direct injection is the smallest engine ever built by Ford.
Created in response to the consumers who wants cleaner affordable engines, it has been developed by Ford’s engineers at Dunton, England; global center of excellence for small engines; they focused on efficiency, thermal management and reduction of friction, mostly in the warming up phase, where the emissions are the highest.
“Our new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will give consumers looking for hybrid-like fuel economy a new, more affordable choice.” Derrick Kuzak, vice president of product development
This engine will be installed in the brand’s small vehicles and the B-Max, its performance will be comparable or even superior to those of a naturally aspirated 1.6 liter with much lower consumption and emissions.
“With our global family of EcoBoost engines, we’ve replaced V8s with V6s and V6s with four-cylinders – with no loss of performance and with impressive fuel economy improvements,” Kuzak said
More details and applications to be revealed in October at the Frankfurt Motor Show
The era of innovation, electrification and downsizing at Ford:
-Ford will launch five electrified vehicles in the U.S. by 2012 and in Europe by 2013.
-On track to deliver its 2006 promise of offering EcoBoost on 90% of its North American lineup by 2013.
-In order to deliver maximum efficiency the three cylinder EcoBoost will be fitted to an eight gear automatic transmission developed in-house, which features a torque sensor for optimal shifting.
-But also e-CVT transmission
(continuously variable transmission) specifically designed for plug-in hybrids (Energi), developed in-house,
it will arrive next year to replace the one currently used in Ford and Lincoln hybrids that is produced in Japan.
-The recent Ford Focus
already contains small technological innovations both in terms of consumption and safety. It gives the tone on the technologies that will be installed in future models.