Jump to content


SEARCH

0

Ford is working on 150bhp 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine

By SYF77 on 24 Nov 2012

Attached Image

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: "Iíve got my team working on an engine to see just how far we can push the unit in production trim".

Attached Image

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.

Attached Image

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.

modifications, engine, events and 7 more...

Viewed: 1,029 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
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.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
Rumors about Bugatti building a SUV has been circulating around for quite some time but its CEO m...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Yes, the Honda Civic Type R is already one of the most extreme-looking cars on sale today. And ye...
Photo
Bad news for hot hatch enthusiasts: There will be Mazda will not be building a go-faster MPS vari...
Photo
After the global debut of the all new Corolla sedan in China, Toyota has now released information...
Photo
Subaru will be showing off its Forester STI concept that is set to appear at Tokyo Auto Salon 201...
Photo
The 2019 Mazda 3 introduces a new font to the Mazda Brand called Mazda Type, this new typeface wi...
   Lifestyle Articles