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Ford To Add EcoBoost Options To More Vehicles

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On: Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:20AM | By: Chris Weiss


Ford To Add EcoBoost Options To More Vehicles

We may not have an EcoBoost Mustang yet, but Ford announced recently that it plans to expand the availability of EcoBoost engines to some new vehicles. Ford will offer its efficient, pressure-charged engines on a total of 11 vehicles in 2012.

Ford set a record for EcoBoost vehicles sold in 2011, pushing more than 127,000 off of lots. This year, it plans to triple Ecoboost production capacity and offer its fuel economical engines in the Escape crossover, Fusion sedan, Taurus police interceptor and Focus ST. A total of 11 vehicles will have Ecoboost options, up from seven last year.

The Fusion and Escape will offer Ford's smallest EcoBoost option - the 1.6-liter four-cylinder - along with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder option. The Focus ST will use a 247-hp 2.0-liter four.

The Ford Taurus will become the first vehicle to offer two EcoBoost options: the 237-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the sedan and the 365-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 in the Taurus SHO.

Ford says that its EcoBoost engines deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy while providing the power and performance of a larger engine. The expansion of the EcoBoost line will help give Ford nine models that offer 40 mpg or better by year-end.

While electric vehicles and hybrids gain more headlines, small, efficient engines like the EcoBoost have the ability to deliver more efficient, cleaner driving at a much lower cost in terms of both retail price and overall vehicle performance.




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Sami18 | 9:54AM (Fri, Feb 3, 2012)

This is great news i am glad to hear that ford is expanding their Eco boost to more vehicles.


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Stephy21 | 10:47AM (Fri, Feb 3, 2012)

I wonder how much more this is going to cost to have this kind of engine in a car?



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