Ford‘s hugely successful lineup of Ecoboost engines has recently expanded.
According to Ford‘s press release, the 1.5-liter engine benefits from signature EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing, and has been designed to be even more fuel efficient and offer high levels of refinement, quietness and performance.
The new engine is expected to provide similar horsepower and torque of the current 1.6-liter Ecoboost, with the benefit of improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
Joe Bakaj, Vice President, powertrain engineering for Ford, says:
“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.”
Ford is hoping by the end of this year, nearly 80 percent of the company’s global nameplates will be available with fuel-saving Ecoboost technology.