Ford to Introduce the Award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine in North America Next Year


Ford has recently confirmed that the company has decided to introduce the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine in North America next year.

Based on the information obtained from a number of reliable sources at Ford, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will be introduced into the North American automobile market as the engine used on the 2014 Ford Fiesta. This vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in America next year and this will also mark the formal introduction of the award-winning EcoBoost engine in the region.

The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is considered as one of the leading breakthroughs that Ford has developed since this is the company’s first 3-cylinder engine and probably one of the smallest. In addition to this, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is also the first engine that Ford has developed in its 109-year history to use the most sophisticated technologies such as the offset crankshaft, external balancing, split cooling system, engine-oil immersed timing belt, very responsive and smaller turbocharger, and variable oil pump.

A lot of car experts are also anxious to see and drive the 2014 Ford Fiesta which is powered by the 1.0-liter EcoBoost since Ford has revealed that this is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 123 horsepower and a maximum torque of up to 148 lb.-ft.

Aside from the impressive maximum power output that the engine could produce, a lot of car experts and even buyers are also anxious about the 2014 Ford Fiesta since Ford has previously announced that this vehicle would most likely be recognized as the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid car model in the market. Based on the car maker’s estimates the 2014 Ford Fiesta will be able to obtain a combined fuel-economy ratings of 40 miles per gallon or probably higher.

When asked as to how the 1.0-liter EcoBoost would be able to obtain such an impressive fuel economy ratings, Ford has explained that only 75 percent of the engine’s components are actually moving when the vehicle is running. Due to this, the amount of friction generated is reduced and the fuel consumption is lessened.

Although Ford has refused to reveal the other car models that would most likely use this engine, the carmaker has hinted that there is a plan to use these on the other vehicles that the company would be producing.

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