Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Ford Developing Even Smaller EcoBoost Engines…Aiming for Less than 1.0L In Future

If you have been car shopping sometime in the past 18 months or so, then you have probably heard the term "EcoBoost" from a Ford salesman. The engine has become very popular since being introduced and with Ford promising smaller and more fuel efficient engines, their domination of the market isn't likely to change.

EcoBoost Cut-AwayEcoBoost Cut-Away

The EcoBoost engine lineup all work on the principal of turbo-charging to increase power and decrease the engine size. The plan began with reducing the number of V6 engines being used in the lineup, and replacing them with 4 cylinder EcoBoost engine. The next step was to reduce the size of the inline-4s already being used and make them even more efficient.

The final step, at least as far as we know, is to bring the size of the engines down even more. The goal is set somewhere in the range of 1.0 liters for most of the lineup, meaning only three cylinders will be needed and power will likely be similar to the 1.6 liter engine currently being used in the Fiesta.

EcoBoostEcoBoost

While the smallest EcoBoost to date has not yet been officially green-lighted, it would make sense for Ford to move forward with it.

Auto Blog Green

George Delozier
Motorized Innovations
InventorSpot.com