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Ford’s Smallest Engine Has a Big Impact on Engine Design

 

9/10/2015

 

Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost engine has made a huge mark on the automotive industry, for a number of reasons. Not only is it Ford’s first three-cylinder engine to go into production, but it has won the International Engine of the Year award three years in a row! It’s small enough to fit as a carry-on item on a commercial airline flight, and yet it produces 123 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. The engineering behind the power output and outstanding mileage is truly a wonder. The 1.0L EcoBoost is available on select trims of the 2016 Ford Fiesta and the 2016 Ford Focus.

 

The highlight of this little engine is the tiny turbocharger that concentrates the flow of air into the engine, allowing it to produce more power without increasing fuel consumption. The 1.5-inch-diameter turbocharger probably doesn’t sound like much – in fact, it is one of the smallest turbochargers ever put in an engine. This turbocharger actually spins at a mind-blowing 248,000 RPM! That’s faster than a turbine in a jet engine, and the small size of the pinwheel requires much less air to make it spin than most turbos. This results in a very responsive boost that is immediately noticeable when driving a new Fiesta or new Focus equipped with the 1.0L EcoBoost engine.

 

This award-winning engine grants its owners outstanding fuel economy while still delivering a solid driving experience. The new Fiesta equipped with the 1.0L EcoBoost achieves 36 combined MPG, while the new Focus clocks in at 35 combined MPG. Ford vehicles equipped with this robust little engine are available at David Stanley Ford of Midwest City. One test drive will convince you of its capabilities, and it will be very clear why Ford EcoBoost continues to push the envelope of engine design.