Ford EcoBoost

The Ford EcoBoostTM Engine:  V6 Fuel Economy with V8 Power


What is an EcoBoost?

EcoBoost is Ford Motor Company's new high-volume, affordable engine technology slated for a range of global vehicles - from small cars to large trucks. EcoBoost uses gasoline turbocharged direct-injection technology for up to 20 percent better fuel economy, 15 percent fewer CO2 emissions and superior driving performance versus larger displacement engines.The new technology delivers a 20-30 percent increase in fuel economy, depending on engine selection, versus today's mid-size utilities.

The EcoBoost family of 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines features turbocharging and direct injection technology.  Compared with more expensive hybrids and diesel engines, EcoBoost builds upon today's affordable gasoline engine and improves it, providing more customers with a way to improve fuel economy and emissions without compromising driving performance.

"EcoBoost is meaningful because it can be applied across a wide variety of engine types in a range of vehicles, from small cars to large trucks - and it's affordable." said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development. 


More With Less.


EcoBoost's combination of direct injection and turbocharging mitigates the traditional disadvantages of downsizing and boosting 4- and 6-cylinder engines, giving customers both superior performance as well as fuel economy. With direct injection, fuel is injected into each cylinder of an engine in small, precise amounts. Compared to conventional port injection, direct injection produces a cooler, denser charge, delivering higher fuel economy and performance. When combined with modern-day turbocharging - which uses waste energy from the exhaust gas to drive the turbine - direct injection provides the best of both worlds: the responsiveness of a larger-displacement engine with fewer trips to the gas pump.

Direct injection coupled with turbocharging allows for the downsizing of engines that deliver improved torque and performance.  A small 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine has the capability of producing more torque than a larger 4-cylinder engine - nearly an entire liter larger in displacement - with better fuel efficiency. 

The real-world fuel economy benefit is consistent no matter the drive cycle, meaning the engine is efficient in the city as well as on the highway - unlike hybrids, which are most efficient in stop-and-go traffic.  In addition, customers who tow and haul - and have long turned to more expensive diesel powertrains for their superior towing capabilities - can find the engine performance they need from an EcoBoost powertrain.

EcoBoost - combined with multi-speed transmissions, advanced electric power steering, weight reductions and aerodynamic improvements - is part of Ford Motor Company's strategy to deliver sustainable, quality vehicles that customers want and value.  Additional hybrid offerings and diesel engines are planned for light-duty vehicles.

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