Ford has finally developed and perfected one of the company’s smallest engines referred to as the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Ford has also issued a few statements implying that they might also use this on some of the car models produced by the company.
Due to these statements, a lot of car experts and automotive journalists are getting convinced that Ford will eventually change the engines that they are using on some of their vehicle models. However, the company has not yet issued an official statement as to where this engine would be used first.
The 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine is starting to gain popularity since this is believed to be capable of producing an impressive amount of horsepower despite its size. As of the present, Ford has stated that this engine is capable of producing up to 123 horsepower and this is made possible with the help of turbocharging, direct injection, and other similar technologies.
Aside from that, there are also a lot of unconfirmed reports that Ford is also working on an improved version of this engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 177 horsepower. The boost in horsepower is deemed possible since the company’s engine developers are planning to use an electric supercharger and a conventional turbocharger to assist the engine’s power generation. These reports have also stated that the improved version of the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine might possibly be used to power the sportier versions of the Focus and Fiesta.
Given that all of these unconfirmed reports and speculations are true, the development of the engine would surely serve as one of Ford’s greatest accomplishments since they were able to reduce the size of an engine without the need to compromise the performance its provides. In addition to this, the massive use of the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine by the company would also enable them to produce vehicles with excellent fuel economy ratings and reduced harmful gas emissions.
As of the present, Ford has confirmed that the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine will only be offered in two versions and this includes the 99 horsepower and the 123 horsepower variants. These engines will gradually replace the existing 1.6-liter petroleum engines used by the company’s selected car models.