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A new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine is joining the lineup of of Ford’s fuel-efficient powertrains. This engine is a key entry for Ford as the automaker tries to meet global demand for its four-cylinder EcoBoost engines. Thanks to this new engine, Ford can build 1.5 million EcoBoost engines annually, and by the end of the year, six plants in Europe, Asia, and North America with be producing the engines.

Production of the new engine will start at Ford’s Craiova, Romania factory later this month, with other manufacturing locations announced later. The first vehicle to have the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine will be the Ford Mondeo in China, as it makes its debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. North America will see this engine in the Fusion, with Europe seeing it later this year in the Mondeo.

EcoBoost technologies enable improvements to fuel efficiency and emissions. The new 1.5-liter engine will be turbocharged, have direct fuel injection, and will be more fuel efficient than other variants.

Many of the innovative features seen on the 2014 Ford Fiesta‘s 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost will be seen on the newer and larger variant, including an integrated exhaust manifold. It will also produce less horsepower and torque than the 1.6-liter engine currently used in the Fusion, but will deliver improved fuel economy and lower emissions. It will be the first engine for Ford that uses a computer-controlled clutch, further improving efficiencies.

“Ford EcoBoost technology has changed the way people look at gas engines and has enjoyed huge success with customers. The new 1.5-liter unit further extends our EcoBoost promise of economical driving in terms of both fuel efficiency and–in some markets–tax savings,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, powertrain engineering for Ford in a statement.

Source: Ford


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