The year was 2009 when the first Ford powered by the then-new line of EcoBoost engines debuted, promising big engine power but small engine fuel economy. It all began with the 3.5 liter V6 in the Ford Taurus, but EcoBoost engines rocking three and four-cylinders can be had in just about every available Ford and […]
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Ford has taken its multiple award-winning 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine and stuffed it into a compact package called the Rip Rod, and I freakin’ love it.
The latest Formula Ford features a one piece carbon fiber monocoque that meets FIA Formula 3 standards and a 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine.
In 2010 the then-new Ford Focus helped kickstart the premium compact market, and for 2015 the Focus gets a new corporate nose and more standard technology.
There are all-terrain vehicles, and then there is the SkyRunner, an EcoBoost-powered Paraglider that can go almost literally anywhere in the world. This could very well be the closest we ever come to a true “flying car.”
Everyone want hybrid-like fuel economy, but not everyone wants to pay the premium price for a hybrid car. The Ford Fiesta with the 1.0 liter EcoBoost could be the proper alternative to a more-expensive hybrid, offering up to 45 mpg on the highway for a starting price of just $16,445 (plus a $795 destination fee). Ford may have just undercut its own hybrids with this move.
Chevy Volt sales have picked up a moderate amount of steam in 2013, and the recent $5,000 price cut is sure to bring in even more buyers for the plug-in hybrid. There’s still plenty of room for improvement though, like replacing the 1.4 liter generator that charges the Volt’s batteries. That engine could be replaced by a fresh 1.0 liter, three-cylinder turbo that GM just debuted.
No longer do you need big V8, V10, or V12 engines to produce a potent performance car, and new technology is allowing niche automakers to do more with less. English sports car legend Caterham has announced its new entry-level track car, the Caterham Seven will make due with a 660cc turbocharged three-banger from Suzuki.
Are three-cylinder engines the future of automobiles? These tiny motors have certainly gained a lot of popularity in the past few years, with companies like Ford leading the charge on turbocharging and downsizing. This has intrigued Mercedes, which has shared some of its own fuel-saving technology to get a closer look at Ford’s three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
If you’re like me, you looked at this picture of Ford’s 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine going through airport security, and you thought to yourself “Cool.” But the implications of this picture of far-ranging and incredibly important to the future of the automobile.
Compact cars are poised to become a huge market segment for American automakers, if they can get the cars right. Ford got off to a good start with its Fiesta subcompact, but sales have slowed down substantially. Ford is hoping to rekindle interest in the 2013 model with a refreshed look and, more importantly, a tiny turbocharged fuel-sipping 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine.
The general consensus among gearheads is that the bigger your engine is, the more power it will make. But as Ford shows, a properly-prepared engine with just 3-cylinders and 1.0 liter of displacement can fly around a world famous track like Germany’s Nurburgring faster than cars with four times as many cylinders and three times the power.
Unlike some automakers who are diving head first into the electric car field, Ford is focusing a lot of energy on wringing the most MPG’s from petrol-powered engines. European countries are especially sensitive to the high cost of gasoline, so it makes sense that Ford has launched its 1.0 liter, 49 MPG EcoBoost Focus in the […]