Ford is able to extract so much power out of a small, boosted engine thanks to an improved twin variable camshaft design and an exhaust manifold cast that is cast into the cylinder head. While other EcoBoost offerings have aluminium block, this 1.0L unit has an iron engine block which is not only cheaper but reduces engine warm up time by 50 percent. Ford did not reveal the engine’s fuel economy figures but said that it produces less than 120g/km of CO2 emissions. The diminutive engine will be fitted with five-speed and six-speed manual transmissions.
The Blue Oval company confirmed that the new engine will be made available in North America, China and in other regions although it did not specify a timeline. Although not mentioned in the press release by Ford, I see the Fiesta as a likely candidate to receive the new power plant. This would give the 1.2TSI Polo Sport a good run for its money.