Ford Tops in Fuel-economy Gains
JAN
10

No automaker has posted a larger fleet-wide gain in fuel economy in the past five years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Ford’s combined car and truck fuel economy has improved nearly 20 percent since 2004 – almost double the next closest competitor.

Additionally, Ford’s tailpipe CO2 emissions are declining. Ford’s 2009 fleet-wide average is down approximately 9 percent from 2008.

On the heels of these achievements, Ford will introduce nine new or upgraded engines and six new transmissions in North America in 2010. This is part of a five-year effort to overhaul the entire global powertrain portfolio.

The push began in 2008 and continues through 2013 and includes 60 new or significantly upgraded engines, transmissions and transaxles globally over the five-year period.

In 2010, Ford will launch new engines and transmissions in Fiesta, Mustang, Super Duty and F-150. These new powertrains are expected to propel each vehicle to best-in-segment in fuel economy.

Fiesta’s Ti-VCT 1.6-liter engine and PowerShift dual-clutch transmission will deliver a projected 40 mpg on the highway, topping both Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.

Mustang’s new Ti-VCT 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 delivers the class-leading performance and projected fuel economy Mustang buyers expect. The 2011 Mustang V6 with six-speed automatic is projected to deliver 30 mpg on the highway. No other V6 powered sports coupe in the world delivers this level of performance and fuel economy, regardless of price. Click here to read more about the new Mustang V6.

Mustang GT gets a new 5.0-liter V8 that cranks out a 412 total horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, yet is projected to deliver 25 mpg on the highway – better than any competitor. For more information on the new 5.0-liter, click here.

Both versions of the Mustang get all new fuel-saving manual and automatic six-speed transmissions.

Spring also marks the arrival of an all-new Ford-designed-and-built Super Duty diesel truck engine. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbocharged diesel powerhouse is expected to lead the class in fuel economy towing, hauling, horsepower and torque.

With its advanced emissions systems, the new 6.7-liter diesel engine also will run cleaner than the outgoing model. The 2011 Super Duty also gets a new 6.2-liter gasoline engine. You can read more details on this engine by clicking here.

Other new Ford powertrains coming in 2010 include an EcoBoost™ 3.5-liter V6 for the 2011 F-150. The EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged engine delivers the thrust and performance feel of a V8, with the fuel efficiency of a V6. Click here to read more about the Ford Ecoboost 3.5-liter V6.

By 2013, Ford plans to offer EcoBoost engines on 90 percent of its product lineup with annual volume of vehicles with EcoBoost at 1.3 million globally.

Toward the end of the year, a new 2.0-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder for the next-generation Focus will mark the first introduction of a normally aspirated direct-injection engine to the Ford powertrain lineup. The all-new engine will launch on the 2012 Focus in North America.

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H Smith Let's see if I have got this correct ... roughly 60 new or significantly upgraded engines and transmissions within the next 6 years, all with at least one or more intermediate upgrades within those 6 years ... probably costings $10? billions in preproduction costs ... AND NOT ONE CONFIGURATION described as getting a Monroney OVER 45 mpg(US) combined ... OR ... 55 mpg(US) highway! Paricularly disturbing, when Ford does better than that daily in Europe ... ALREADY! NOx abatement IS THE ONLY DEVELOPMENT COST for those existing drive trains! VERY disappointing!
4 year(s) ago via
MIKEY MIKE I currently own a white 1995 Ford Thunderbird 4.6L this fourth of July will be it's 15th B-Day. I've gotten up to 37 miles on the highway on this baby. I stopped driving the car for almost 2 years to give it a break and when it was time to get it smogged it passed with flying colors even after it sat on my driveway for almost 2 years. The car still runs great and if need to it still kicks when one needs the extra power. I don't change the oil every 3,000 miles but I do use Mobil 1 I guess that oil really works, or Ford really outdid themselves with my car.
4 year(s) ago via
fords for ever come on now we got to buy Gov Moto crumb-aros to support bos socialist/markist ways
4 year(s) ago via
Tom MacLeran Look, you want the truth? All this talk about great fuel economy is just that: a bunch of hot air. They're talking like 25 or even 30 mpg is a good thing. Rubish. And I can prove it. It's been SIXTEEN (16) YEARS scince my wife's FORD V-6 CONTOUR was built and it is TOTALLY STOCK and it gets 26 mpg in town abd 34 mpg on the highway. I keep it waxed, check the tire pressure once a week, K&N air filter, Mobile 1 oil every 3,000 miles, and a Tornadoe. That's it, and the car is SIXTEEN YEARS OLD! So cool this hype about great 30 mpg, I ain't buying it, and neither is my wife. You'd think that they would've made greater strides in fuel economy by now.
4 year(s) ago via
Clarence Gilbert i've been a Ford lover all my life, my first being a '59 panel truck. Then came the '65 Fairlane, the '73 Pinto, the '74 Torino, then a '70 Mach 1(which was my ultimate youth dream machine). Marriage then fell into play, along with children. I then purchase a new '79 Fiesta. The fuel economy I sported was 35 HWY and 29 CITY. Remember, that was in 1979. I used to 1/4 mile race that car against stock V-8's, seldom losing. It was by no means a Mach, but it was fun. I also had fun with my Pinto, duing some very basic mods to have it perform well. Over the last few years, I've had two Rangers, an Explorer Sport Trac and presently an F150 Super Crew. However, for a car, I own a Buick Lesabre, only for the fuel economy. What happened to the Ford sedan's fuel economy from the late '90s to present? As you might be able to tell, I am a die hard Ford lover, I just don't understand why, until now are we getting the mpg back into these vehicles. The energyu crunch in the late '70s created, in short notice, changes in only a couple of years in the mpg we supposedly are tryingso hard to accomplish.
4 year(s) ago via
BIG Tom FUEL COST IS WHERE IT'S AT THESE DAYS Excited to read about 2011 Muskrat. Dad purchased a 1966 V-8 coupe new. It was white. As a teenager, I actually made-out with a sweet gal in it. Cramped I must say...but anyway... I'm a 62 yr. old Baby Boomer. I've always dreamed of a improved and refined Mustang. 2010 models are looking very good. I like the height and comfort (compared to sardine can sports cars). Mfg'd in USA - YES! The 2011 is what I am interested in. Suppose to be good handling. The many additions and improvements from early 2000 models are desireable. Maybe the V-6, or the GT. The Atlanta International Auto Show should tell me more. The DOHC V-6 is desireable (for me). I once had a duratech Contour SVT and loved it. Just can't decide: Convertible or Fastback Coupe? V8 or V6? I gots the money...and live in an area (w.Ga/E.Al) where a vehicle like this could be enjoyed the most. Hope it looks as good as the reviews. V6 DOHC regular octane? Thanks for your efforts.
4 year(s) ago via
TrueBlueFord Michal, the emissions requirements in Europe are not quite as stringent as they are here in the states, I have read where FORD MOCO is working on more of the engine options you mention, I agree, the Diesel woudl be great, but they need to make sure its clean......
4 year(s) ago via
john i have been a ford fan ever since I, can remember. The first ford I, drove on a regular basis was a 1942 jeep built for the military by ford, my dad got it from an auto salvage yard in 1966 and i've been driving them ever since. I never owned a mustang but I have always dreamed of owning one since I, saw the first one 1964 and a half but this next year may be my year for that new gt with a six speed and yea I still love the power and the speed at 61, thanks a million Ford. Fords Forever!
4 year(s) ago via
Mike When will the eco-boost turbo engines be released in affordable cars? I have been waiting for years....And I would hope Ford brings the turbo-diesel technology in the rest of the world back to the US.
4 year(s) ago via
Jerry Yes- Why does FORD not be more of a leader and bring all of those fuel sipping diesels from Europe to America for those who want t have a choice. There are some of us out here who do like diesels and would like the option of buying one if only FORD would make it available other than in the super duty F-series. COME ON FORD BE MORE OF AN AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY LEADER!!!!!!!!!
4 year(s) ago via
Brian C Hall I am a life time ford owner, I'll soon be 58. I've owned falcons, 10 66/67 Fairlanes, comets, trucks, countless Mustaqngs, and currently a 2003 experdition that i just love and probably will own till the wheels fall off. A 99 Windstar and a 93 Ford F150 xlt. My comment is that I am glad to see that you have step up your game and fianally getting your do. It is truly not a chevy world any more. I was in an elite class of Fords back in the day when it was all chevy especially in per formance. you could get any parts you needed to go fast inexpensively. Almost everybody had one. Other than the rears Fords go parts were hard to find. I hung in there loyal through and through. Question, why haven't Ford incorperated the same engine and trans combo from the tauirus in the mustang. v6 with dual turbos should be awsome giving the weight and styling difference. Now you would really be covering an arry of consumers. With my advancing age, the 5.0 mustang is agreat idea, especially since it is carrying 32 valves and 412 horses, but for my generation,the Taurus is enough. Four door midsized car with real power, priced in the market, lower than most and can run with anyone. V6 with V8 Power. (Smile) you go guys, back in the day.
4 year(s) ago via
Time to Think I don't know why the new Mustang doesn't have the EcoBoost V6 in it. With all the technology in that twin-turbocharged 3.5L, torque and hp are nearly identical to the upcoming 3.7, with better emissions and fuel economy. Although I really want a Tesla Model S, and would love the thrill of the insane torque at low rpm (0-60 in 5.6s), it would be fun, just for once, to own a muscle car (I had a '96 Intrepid and I currently drive an '04 Scion xA). If the Mustang had the EcoBoost V6, I'd seriously consider it - something my conscience could live with until the third generation (read "cheaper") Tesla comes out in 2015.
4 year(s) ago via
bruce h Take a look at the 0-60 times for Mustang GT's from say 86 to 2010 and tell me there have been no improvements!! My 2000 GT Conv was magazine tested at 5.8 ticks. That's a 4.6 with 260 hp.
4 year(s) ago via
J.OG'E I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED POWERFUL ,ATTRACTIVE CARS THAT STIR THE SOUL. A PRIUS NOR INSIGHT WILL EVER GRACE MY DRIVEWAY. THEY'RE TOO SMALL ,AND DORKY LOOKING FOR MY TASTE. ALTHOUGH THEIR CAUSE IS NOBLE THEY ARE MEERLEY CHOICES IN LIFESTYLE AND MORAL VALUES. IF I HAD TO HAVE A HYBRID IT'S THE FUSION HANDS DOWN. SO UNTIL I FEEL THE NEED GO GREEN MY GT IS MORE THAN SURFICE
4 year(s) ago via
jim duke I'm with you! Mustangs rule! Anyone that has never owned one has no idea what we are talking about! I owned a Lotus Esprit (Ex Wife desire) and there was no comparison between the two when it came to fun to drive seat-of-your pants fun! Jim
4 year(s) ago via
Robert Weber I like the looks of the new Focus but I have yet to sit in it.. If it isn't too cramped I'll consider it a prime contender. I very much need a new car, the Focus looks appealing and if it handles sporty enough it might be the one.
4 year(s) ago via
Michal Why can't Ford offer the new Focus with more than one engine in the US market? It is customary in Europe, where Ford does this as well, to offer as anywhere from as few as three to as many as six or seven engine choices - different displacements, fuel (gasoline or diesel), normaly aspirated or turbocharged. Why not in the US? Is the American/Canadian consumer not worthy of more than one engine? What if I want a Focus with a smaller and even more fuel efficient engine? What if I want to go as far as 50 miles on a gallon of diesel? C'mon Ford, les consumers in North America have what Europeans have, please!!!!!!!!
4 year(s) ago via
Jason Keene Dear David. Looking at todays vehicles requires a bit more that spec checking. I, too, owned a fox bodied 5.0 mustang gt. That motor was replaced 14 years ago because there was no possible way to make it pass future emissions regulations. Ford put the 4.6 v8 in to take care of that. Even though horsepower, torque, 0-60 times all decreased so did the tailpipe emissions. With innovations in variable valve timing, Ford has now been able to further decrease tailpipe emissions as well as boost horsepower and torque. True, mpgs don't appear that impressive, but try accomplishing that with 190 more horsepower. With all that said, I think you would agree that Ford has out done itself.
4 year(s) ago via
Juston Mike, Your 97 Swift, cant pass today's emissions tests, nor does it pass today's safety regulations... Have you checked out the new FORD Fiesta??? 40mpg, with up to date emissions, and safety requirments, and an amazing list of features like the NAV with SYNC! Do the math you get 45mpg, the new Fiesta gets 40mpg. Thats only 11% better economy. For 11% people get, safety, emissions, power to merge onto the highway safely, and Loads of Technology that only Luxury cars had 12yrs ago, and even some technology that is far superior than Luxury cars 12yrs ago.
4 year(s) ago via
Juston Wow!!! The new FOCUS is perfect in every way... 1: New Engine, more power, and more economy... 2: Awesome new 6 Speed Tranny... 3: 8in NAV Screen (I am in in Heaven)... 4: Great job on the interior... 5: Love the new front facia... I'll have a 5 Door please, loaded to the hilt,
4 year(s) ago via
lashbera Not to mention the mustang is just an allout pleasure to drive unlike all japanese buzz boxes. Take a mustang on a road trip and after driving all day you are still ready for more. Japanese fans have no idea what they are missing. Like Ford says "DRIVE ONE"
4 year(s) ago via
STuart Great news for Ford and the 5.0L package. I cant wait to drive one.
4 year(s) ago via
Randall Yes Mike, they are. That's what the Mustang is about, that's what America is about and thats what I'm about. Nobody thinks "I want a fuel efficient car, how bout a Mustang?" People buy 'Stangs for the power and the speed. Besides, can your '93 Swift make grown men drool at the sound, look, or performance? no, and I doubt its puttin' 305 to the ground, have fun driving your little car!
4 year(s) ago via
David Worster The improvements on the new 5.0 looks great, but why is it I can still average 25 mpg, with my 87 GT? I think the horsepower increases are great, but the old style torque still get it for me, for now. Don't get me wrong, if I can mustar up the bucks to purchase a new pony I will, just to put it through it's paces.
4 year(s) ago via
Denis Greetings, dear Ford Co. I have a question: when we can see Ford hybrids at Russian market? We need it!
4 year(s) ago via
Mike I drive a stock 1997 Swift which gets 45 mpg - why does 25 mpg for any car sound good ? It appears that Ford is saying that more horsepower justifies less mpg. Is that true ?
4 year(s) ago via
Eduardo Alcantar I am a senior at a private high school in China Town, and currently taking an Environmental Science class. We were asked to each bring at most an energy efficient car such as a Hybrid or a Prius onto our campus on our first time held Earth Day convention. With this we are attempting to inform our students about cars that can not only save our planet but also help us economically in the long run. It is good, and I myself am pleased that everything is set into motion towards bettering the quality of our cars and it's emissions being let out. Thank you Ford!
4 year(s) ago via
Phill 2 PLEASE!
4 year(s) ago via
Ricky I have never regretted for getting a ford, indeed I'm driving my 2nd Focus (2003 & 2006). I am one proud asian owner of a Ford.. way to go!!
4 year(s) ago via
michaelpa 25 m.p.g. sportscar mustang,.......hybrids sales will collapse......ford has been quality,for ,years,the,picked,on,pinto,was bullet,proof,from,carb,to,tailpipe,and this new mustang gets 5 m.p.g. better than the econ ppinto,
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