Ford EcoBoost | Proof That Bigger Is Not Always Better
Size equals power, right? Well that's the traditional way of thinking. EcoBoost is anything but traditional.
Its a wholesale re-imagining of what an engine can do. These smaller, lighter engines feature many innovations that deliver great fuel economy and reduce emissions. Yet they don't compromise on performance.
No wonder the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine won international Engine of the Year three times in a row.
To an EcoBoost engine, every drop of fuel is precious. So precious that it reduces fuel consumption and makes a serious reduction in CO2 emissions – to as low as 99g/km. Detailed fuel consumption and CO2 emissions details are available on the car line pages listed below.
Direct injection helps EcoBoost engines achieve these remarkable figures. A precise, highly pressurised amount of fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber. This innovative and effective way of using fuel means EcoBoost engines use only the bare minimum amount of fuel needed.
POWER WHEN YOU NEED IT
The turbo also creates a great spread of torque (the power available to make the wheels turn). This makes EcoBoost engines flexible on open roads, with fewer gear changes needed. Variable cam timing helps generate high torque even at low revs, and maintains peak power. Or more simply: you get immediate, responsive power whenever you need to accelerate – such as overtaking a long, slow lorry.