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Ford is working on 150bhp 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine

By SYF77 on 24 Nov 2012

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Ford is currently working on a 150bhp version of the 3-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Speaking to Auto Express at the launch of the facelifted Ford Fiesta, EcoBoost chief engineer, Andrew Fraser, said: "I’ve got my team working on an engine to see just how far we can push the unit in production trim".

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Perhaps to the disappointment of Asian readers, the more powerful engine will be optimized to use the high quality fuel available in the UK and Europe.

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In order for the new engine to be used on a production car, Fraser commented that it would have to complete a full development process that would include an endurance test that subjects the engine to an operating temperature from -40 to plus 50 degrees Celsius.

He added that the one-off Formula Ford (above) has received unanimous approval from the company executives who have driven the car and asked if 50 units of it can be built.

The street-legal Formula Ford is propelled by a 202bhp version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost. This particular engine is fitted with the larger turbocharger from the 180 bhp 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine, lifting the power output. Formula Ford is able to record a Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes 22 seconds.

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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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