Ford EcoBoost engine is a revelation in itself and why it shouldn't be? After all, it brings into power the quintessential need for the future - downsizing the engine to increase efficiency and yet retain performance. Launched six years ago, the EcoBoost series of engines have been placed in 5 million cars till now setting a new milestone for the American company.
Rolled out of the Ford's Wayne, Michigan Assembly plant, the 5 Millionth engine was a 1.0L Ecoboost engine placed in a red colored Ford Focus. The engine is the same 1.0L EcoBoost unit that's on sale in India and doing duties in Ford Ecosport compact SUV. While only 62704 units were sold in the initial year of its introduction, the entire US lineup of Ford gets this engine now.
Launched first on the Ford Taurus SHO in 2009, the engine became so popular that the company produces 200000 units of this engine every month now. The 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine in talks here that will be powering the red Ford Focus is a three cylinder unit that is capable of producing 123 bhp of peak power and 167 Nm of maximum torque.
The highly celebrated and awarded engine is the part of One Ford Plan that encourages innovation across the Ford portfolio. The awards include - Engine Technology International’s International Engine of the Year for three years in succession, Ward’s 10 Best Engines award for two years. Apart from the 1.0 litre unit, the EcoBoost lineup also includes 1.5 litre, 1.6 litre, 2.0 litre, 2.3 litre four-cylinder unit, 2.7 litre and 3.5 litre V6 engines.