More EcoBoost™ Engines Will Drive the Future for Ford

The Ford EcoBoost™ engines will power as much as 90 percent of the company’s North American nameplates by 2013.EcoBoost is available now in the Ford Flex and Taurus, and Lincoln MKS and MKT. EcoBoost will be expanded to 11 global nameplates with the addition of three new variants.

The next three EcoBoost engines are:

  • 1.6-liter four-cylinder that will be offered in the European Ford C-Max
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the next-generation Ford Explorer and Edge
  • 3.5-liter V6 for the Ford F-150

Ford engineers have upgraded the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 for rear-wheel-drive applications. In the F-150, the EcoBoost is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy along with the power and towing capability of a V8.

EcoBoost technology combines direct fuel injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and vehicle weight, while giving drivers the performance of a bigger engine.

While Ford has rolled out the first generation of EcoBoost engines, researchers are studying ways to create smaller versions, preserving performance and improving fuel economy.

“We are trying to get in front of the pack in leveraging EcoBoost for fuel economy,” Kapp said. “It’s going to be a trend in the industry, and we can’t rest on our laurels for one minute. We are going to keep wringing more efficiency out of EcoBoost.”

EcoBoost technology will enable Ford to not only fulfill the company’s goal of being among the leaders in fuel economy in every segment, but also to meet the federal government’s new 35.5 mpg fuel economy standard, which takes effect in 2016.

In addition to high volume, affordability will be another key attribute of EcoBoost and other Ford fuel-saving powertrains. For example, the new Fiesta is available with an optional fuel-saving PowerShift six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. When equipped with PowerShift, Fiesta gets an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway. The PowerShift transmission will also be available in the next-generation Ford Focus.

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Thomas Artman The next-gen Explorer and Edge are here (USA) - where's the 2.0L Ecoboost?!?
3 year(s) ago via
mike i heard a rumor from a local dealership that a 3.5/3.7L ecoboost engine will be a midyear option for the Edge. Care to comment?
4 year(s) ago via
Jack St. John I would like to see a hybrid fusion drive train in a ranger extra cab. Please biuld it in the u. s.a. so us true americans can buy one.
4 year(s) ago via
Emerson Is there any chance the 2012 Ford Focus will get that?
4 year(s) ago via
todd st. john The point of the ecoboost instead of clean diesel is that you get similar performance and MPG numbers without the extra cost of the diesel engine.
4 year(s) ago via
Robert D. Payne I will be be buying a new 2011 Fusion approx. Dec. or Jan. Will that be available in AWD 4 cylinder?
4 year(s) ago via
steve marsnick What will be offered in the last model year of the 2011 Ranger ?,the same old 4.0 ?
4 year(s) ago via
edvard I just took a look at the Ford ideas site ( and of all the suggestions, perhaps the most popular was a request for diesel engines- most of them for smaller, highly efficient diesel engines. There were over 22 PAGES of posts for diesels. So while it seems that for some reason all of the major automakers insist on squeezing more and more out of gas engines, the answer is incredibly obvious: Build and sell diesel engines and do it sooner than later. I've heard the argument from senior management from both GM and Ford that the average customer doesn't want to pay more for a diesel option. But obviously they do as demonstrated by some of the huge diesel trucks they produce costing $40,000-$50,000 each. Obviously they buy small diesels too since VW now has a fleet of cars powered by them. Every other VW I see on the road out here in Cali is a TDI. So there you have it. The demand is there. There is proof that people buy them. The engines already exist in Europe and Asia. Its just a matter of making a choice and going with it.
4 year(s) ago via
Phil Arpin gee what about Brown's Gas
4 year(s) ago via
Morgan If people can see the value of saving money on their every day drive, they'll buy the more efficient diesels. Diesel engines are way more durable than your average gas engine and get so much better fuel efficiency on the whole. I'd totally love to have a diesel Flex as an option so I could get 30 mpg in one of those spacious people movers. I'm tired of 20mpg being an "awsome" fuel economy for my 4cyl Escape. I even pondered putting an audi 140hp diesel in that thing to see how long I could keep my Escape. I'm even more in favor of a diesel hybrid, talk about fuel economy.
4 year(s) ago via
jim herrgott Just read a report Dan Kapp's comments about diesel always being more expensive than ecoboost . REALLY? Someone should tell the people in Europe they could save some money. He said people will go back to their big gas guzzlers instead of paying for the clean diesel. REALLY? The reality that diesel fuel is more expensive than gas that comes in 3 grades is evidence that the oil companies are manipulating the prices to their advantage. How long will they decide who gets what? Nobody knows. The important thing for the car companies is to have the best current technology available throughout the world market and hope for the politicians to equalize the playing field. I'm looking for a Ranger pickup with a 6 speed automatic and 140 horsepower volkswagen tdi engine. Will you please make me one?
4 year(s) ago via
Edward S The 2.0 EB is begging to be put in the Focus! I hope it will be offered in an ST trim level for the U.S. in the not-too-distant future.
4 year(s) ago via
Mateo Last 6 months theres a ton of "same" info about ecoboost. Give a tech informations for us fanatics, like engine weight and others, Susan is right, put diesel and advanced fuel saving gearbox for fuel economy and give the rest of us manual and petrol engines for sport...
4 year(s) ago via
John Van Til Susan, you affirm that Ford has the technology to produce fuel efficient vehicles. This does not mean that customers in the U.S. and Canada will pay the $2500 - $5000 upcharge for clean diesel engines where fuel costs are less than half of those places you mentioned. If customers cannot afford to buy a clean diesel, they will stick with their guzzlers, we loose another good vehicle manufacturer, and the environment really looks soupid.
4 year(s) ago via
Susan Dixon EcoBoost, PowerShift, blah-blah-blah. I want an Econetic Turbodiesel, Fiesta 1.6-liter TDCi, rated 60+ MPG. Offer the U.S. the same clean diesel technology available in Europe, Asia, Australia. Offer diesel options in Explorers, the Focus, a Town Car..., oh please, please, please, the F-150. I'd be waiting in line, because I'd have to. For some of us it's the "environment stupid", and for some I think power and torque will out weigh the MSRP.
4 year(s) ago via
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