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Ford 1.0L Ecoboost – A breakthrough technology of 2012

By SYF77 on 09 Oct 2012

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After clinching the 2012 ‘International Engine of The Year’ award, Ford’s 1.0L three-cylinder Ecoboost now adds another feather to its cap. It is being named by Popular Mechanics, a US magazine that features automotive, home, outdoors, science, and technology topics, as one of the award winner of the top 10 breakthrough technology for 2012.

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With its EcoBoost engine, Ford has raised the bar for fuel efficiency for the classic internal combustion engine while maintaining performance without resorting to heavy and expensive hybrid powertrain setup. For instance, in the Ford Focus, the engine is said to deliver about 20km/L based on the European test cycle.

“We placed the bar incredibly high when we set out to design this engine,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president, Global Powertrain. “We wanted to deliver eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance, quietness and refinement – and all from a very small three-cylinder engine. We are thrilled Popular Mechanics has recognized the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine for a Breakthrough Award.” he added. Already on sale in Europe, this newest family member of the EcoBoost line packs up to 125 bhp and is loaded with technical innovations such as turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing.

In addition to the Ford Focus, the tiny engine has found its way underneath the hood of a wide range of Ford vehicles ranging from the Fiesta to the latest Ford Mondeo. However, Ford is not alone is the quest to slash off cylinders. BMW is developing a 1.5L three-cylinder engine that generates an output of up to 201 bhp.

The future of downsizing is shining brighter than ever.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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