Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Ford Makes Its Five Millionth EcoBoost Engine
When it comes to modern day engines, it’s all downsizing and turbocharging. Though many don’t see the point, it’s difficult to argue with the numbers. And today’s number – for Ford at least – is 5,000,000. That’s right, the Blue Oval recently produced its 5 millionth EcoBoost equipped car, a Ford Focus at a Michigan factory. With nearly 200,000 EcoBoost engines built a month globally, this milestone almost comes as no surprise.
Ford’s turbocharged EcoBoost engines have had a reputation for great efficiency in the 6 years that have passed since they began producing them. The engine in the aforementioned Focus is the 1.0 3-cylinder which is available with the Malaysian Fiesta.
For an engine that occupies the same amount of horizontal space as a sheet of A4 paper, this thing still manages to hit both efficiency and performance numbers of naturally aspirated powerplants with larger displacements and an additional cylinder.
Ford produces a range of EcoBoost engines and is close to making it available to all its petrol powered cars as an option. Word is that the Mustang that’s hitting our shores might come with the 2.3 litre EcoBoost variant, which will be capable of pushing 310hp while still maintaining low enough fuel consumption ratings for it to be used as a daily driver.