This cool object you see above is Ford’s latest EcoBoost engine. It has a displacement of only 1000cc, yet it makes 125 hp.
That’s the same sort of power you expect from a 1.6 liter engine. Because it’s only a liter though, it’ll be lighter and fuel and makes less CO2 as well. Developed by Ford’s UK engineers, this engine benefits from direct injection and a turbocharger to make 125 PS with 114 g/km CO2. There is also a 100 PS version which emits 109 CO2.
Peak torque for this engine is 170 Nm (with 200Nm overboost).
It will be first featured in the all-new Ford Focus next year, and then in the Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, plus the new Ford B-MAX which enters production in mid 2012.
Ford has invested £110 million to develop a special high-tech line at the Cologne Engine Plant to build the engine. The plant’s 870 employees will build up to 350,000 units a year of the new engine.
“The new 1.0-litre EcoBoost and our entire family of EcoBoost engines – represent technology breakthroughs that deliver power, fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions through turbocharging and direct injection,” Ford CEO Alan Mulally said, as he launched production of Ford’s smallest petrol engine today. “These engines are delivering the fuel-efficient vehicles customers want and value.”