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EcoBoost All AroundBy Admin | Posted in EcoBoost on Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 1:41 pm
Fords With an EcoBoost Engine
The next lineup of Ford vehicles will provide everyone with the option for an EcoBoost engine. Yes you heard that right, if you like Fords with an EcoBoost engine, your options are expanding significantly in 2015. The technology has already created several lighter V6 engines that produce more power with more efficiency, while making your vehicles weigh less.
For years, EcoBoost engines have been surprising us with their ability to provide so much power while remaining so small. They are ideal engines for every Ford vehicle in every situation. It has resulted in impressive vehicles, like the 2015 Ford Mustang with 310 horsepower and an EPA rated 22 city, 31 highway mpg.
Then there’s the jaw dropping 1.0L I-3, which is one of the tiniest engines in a car out there, while at the same time providing drivers with an inspiring 125 horsepower in the Ford Focus. This is more than many 4-cylinder engines put out and the fuel efficiency you get from the I-3 is more than what you would expect from a non-hybrid set up.
The largest Ecoboost engine currently in production is the 3.5L V6. It can be found in a slew of Ford vehicles and helps Ford provide a wide variety of options for power, speed, and fuel efficiency. Most recently it was confirmed for the new 2017 Ford GT and F-150 Raptor.
It is expected to create more than 600 horsepower for the supercar and will top the previous score of 411 horsepower that the current Raptor’s V8 produces. Though, creating this level of horsepower isn’t all that impressive. All it takes is a larger engine, however, doing it by making something smaller (for better, more agile handling) and more efficient (for long drives like 24 hours of le mans) would have been scoffed at in the early 2000s.
It will be hard for any vehicle to match up with the combination that Ford vehicles will provide in the year to come. Innovation like this is what sets Ford apart from the rest of the crowd.