Ford Reveals Powertrains for the 2015 Ford F-150

The Ford Motor Co. this week gave us a little more detail into the all-new 2015 Ford F-150s. A new standard V6 engine and all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost will be among four choices under the hood when the all-new F-150 hits the dealership.

The all-new standard 3.5 liter V-6 engine will produce 283 horsepower from twin independent variable camshaft timing. A towing capacity of 7,600, 1,910 pounds of payload and 255-lb ft. torque are some of the other details from Ford’s release.

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Ford 1.0L EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year Award

Ford EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 1.0-liter Ecoboost 3-cylinder engine was voted the International Engine of the Year Award.

Ford’s 1.0 liter EcoBoost Engine has again been named the International Engine of the Year from a panel of world-renowned Automotive Expert. This is the third consecutive year this diminutive engine has taken home the award.

With fuel economy approaching 40 MPG that doesn’t sacrifice on power, the engine is something to be seen. It has been available in Europe for years, and it’s now making its way in to the states. It’s already available in the Ford Fiesta, and it will also be available in the 2015 Ford Focus.

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Ford F-150 EcoBoost Sales top 400,000 in Sales; Saving Millions in Fuel

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.

The Ford F-150 with EcoBoost topped 400,000 in sales since its introduction three years ago. With the advanced Fuel Technology in this engine, drivers are using 45,000 fewer gallons of fuel.

Ford F-150 with EcoBoost launched in 2011 and helped lead to a transformation in the brand. The EcoBoost is a great combination of fuel economy and engine power.

Estimated fuel savings are based on the EPA-estimated combined ratings for 2011-13 F-150 EcoBoost models and for the same mix of 5.4-liter V8-equipped 2010 F-150 models, across 400,000 units and 15,000 miles of driving a year. F-150 EcoBoost sales are comprised mostly of 4×4 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined, and a smaller percentage of 4×2 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 16 mpg city and 18 mpg combined. Ford has had success transitioning many customers to the new EcoBoost offering.

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Ford Wins International Engine of the Year Award

Ford EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 1.0-liter Ecoboost 3-cylinder engine was voted the International Engine of the Year Award.

Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine has been named the International Engine of  the Year for the second consecutive year. But this year, the EcoBoost received the highest score of any engine in the 15-year history of the award.

This engine will debut in the United States as an option in the 2014 Ford Fiesta.

The International Engine of the Year Award is voted on by panel of 87 automotive journalists from around the world.

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Ford Announces 1.5-Liter Ecoboost for 2014 Fusion

Ford‘s hugely successful lineup of Ecoboost engines has recently expanded.

Ford announced last week the 2014 Ford Fusion will come equipped with a 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine. Ecoboost technology aids in improving fuel efficiency by 20% and emissions of up to 15%.

2013 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of 6 Ford’s named ‘Best Car for the Money’.

 

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.

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Ford Announces New Jobs in Cleveland

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Ford announced it will create 450 new jobs in Cleveland building the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The engine is already found in the 2013 Ford Escape.

The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it is expanding production and adding new jobs to the EcoBoost Engine Production Plant in Cleveland.

Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, spoke at the Cleveland, Ohio plant Thursday. Ford will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 jobs at the Cleveland Engine Plant. The workers will build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which is in 95 percent of the Ford lineup.

“This is our One Ford plan at its best – giving customers the power of choice to decide which fuel-efficient engine is best tailored to their needs,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Cleveland Engine Plant was the first to produce EcoBoost engines and will continue to be a cornerstone of Ford’s strategy to deliver affordable fuel economy for millions.”

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Two of Ford’s Engines Awarded as Ward’s 10 Best Engines

2.0 LIter EcoBoost engine from Ford Taurus named 1 of 10 best engines.

2.0 LIter EcoBoost engine from Ford Taurus named 1 of 10 best engines.

Two of Ford’s engines have taken home awards from Ward’ s 10 Best Engine’s.

The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost engine from the Ford Focus ST and the Ford Taurus along with the Shelby GT500’s 5.8-liter V8 (the world’s highest-horsepower regular production V8 engine). In the past 5 years no competitor has won more best engine awards than Ford.

Joe Bakaj, Ford’s vice president of Powertrain Engineering, had this to say of the EcoBoost:

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Honda Celebrates 30 Year in Ohio

2013 Honda Accord

Honda is celebrating 30 years in America this November. This 2013 Honda Accord is the most current version of that first Ohio model from 1982.

It was 30 years ago this month that Honda rolled the first Accord off their Ohio Assembly Line.

30 years later, Honda is one of the most respected automakers in America, and they are celebrating their continued development in the Buckeye State.

The Detroit Free Press chronicled  the relationship between Ohio and Honda, saying “Honda’s Ohio plant changed competitive landscape in America.”

It was in Marysville, Ohio where the first American Honda rolled off the lot.

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