Ford EcoBoost Going Places: Wins Engine of the Year Award


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Ford's revolutionary 1.0 litre Ecoboost engine has bagged the honour of being the International Engine of the year for 2012. The results were announced this Thursday and the Ecoboost ran through the competition amassing a total of 401 points. It convincingly beat Volkswagen's 1.4 litre TSI twin-charger which came second with 288 points. It also took the honours in the "Best new engine" and "Best sub 1 litre engine" categories.

The three cylinder engine that will soon be seen in India on the Ecosport SUV is available in 3 different states of tune ranging from 75 bhp to 125bhp. What we'll see here is the 120bhp version. The engine – small enough to fit on a European sheet of A4 paper – was designed at Ford’s technical centres in Dunton, U.K., and Merkenich, Germany. The engine is built in Ford’s plants in Craiova, Romania, and Cologne, Germany.

“We set the bar incredibly high when we set out to design this engine,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president, Global Powertrain. “We wanted to deliver eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance, quietness and refinement – and all from a very small three-cylinder engine. The team responded to this seemingly impossible challenge with some really exciting innovation,” Bakaj added. “The result is a game changer for gas engines globally.”

Other award winners include Ferrari's 4.5 litre V8 (Ferrari 458 Italia and Spyder) for the performance engine of the year and GM’s 1.4-litre range extender (Chevrolet Volt) as the green engine of the year. BMW seemed to have a field day too as 4 of their engines were announced in the top nine.

This was the second time that a small engine took the honours at IEOTYA, after Fiat's 900cc twin air won last year. Good for us lot... right? With petrol prices going up the way they are, what could be better than plonking a small, powerful engine and then revving the nuts of the thing! Here's to making the world a greener place.
 

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The Ecoboost is going places before the official debut in India. It’s an incredible achievement for Ford. Initially while the claims of this little engine challenging its own 1.6-Liter sibling might sound questionable, but considering this much positive feedback about it, I’m sure this is something to watch out for. That’s also one of the reasons I’m quite eager about the launch of Ecosport. :smile:

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The Ecoboost is going places before the official debut in India. It’s an incredible achievement for Ford. Initially while the claims of this little engine challenging its own 1.6-Liter sibling might sound questionable, but considering this much positive feedback about it, I’m sure this is something to watch out for. That’s also one of the reasons I’m quite eager about the launch of Ecosport. :smile:

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Interesting times await's Ford India, if they can give this engine at an acceptable price I am sure lot's of people would opt for it despite the rapid dieselaisation of our market.
 
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Ford Ecoboost Engines Using Superalloy Similar to Rocket Engine

According to Ford, it uses a BorgWarner turbine wheel made from a superalloy that BorgWarner supplies a larger version of on the fuel pump to launch to Space Shuttle.

A superalloy is a blanket term for an alloy that has high strength, resists deformation at high temperatures and resists oxidation. The material used in the Ford and Space Shuttle is a mix of tungsten, cobalt and other materials. They are common in jet engines or anywhere that a material will have to function under high heat and forces.

According to Ford, it will allow the turbo to have a longer operational life. It can accept 1,050° Celsius (1,922° Fahrenheit). The stronger material allows Ford to increase power in these engines to 270hp, instead of 240hp in the Edge and Explorer Ecoboost.

The turbo in the Edge and Explorer Ecoboost engines is technically the same, but they use a different turbine. In comparison, the turbines in these vehicles can take up to 970° Celsius (1,778° Fahrenheit).

Soon we will get to taste this Engine in Ecosport

Ford Ecoboost Engines Using Superalloy Similar to Rocket Engine :: News :: autoviva.com
 
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1.0L Ecoboost engine now serving on the 2013 Ford Mondeo

The 1.0L EcoBoost engine would produce a power of 125PS and 170Nm of torque. In the Overboost mode the torque figure increases to 200Nm. This would be the most fuel efficient offering of all Mondeo engine options.

Read more: 1.0L Ecoboost engine now serving on the 2013 Ford Mondeo
 
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Hope Fiat bring's this engine to it's cheapest offering Figo in our market
 
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Ford Could Boost Displacement Of Ecoboost 3-Cylinder

The 3-cylinder Ecoboost engine developed by Ford won’t necessarily stay at its current displacement of 1.0L. According to the Blue Oval, there’s a fair bit of power – and displacement – left on the table.

In world markets where vehicles are taxed on displacement, the 999cc engine is a boon to buyers who can buy something like a Mondeo-sized vehicle while avoiding the steep levies of a relatively larger powertrain. But Andrew Fraser, Ford’s head of gasoline engine development, told AutoExpress that as the regulations vary by country, so can the engine’s displacement.

“We have a maximum capacity per cylinder of 500cc, so a 1.5-litre engine is certainly possible. In growing markets there are incentives for certain sizes of engines, so in Brazil they want a 1.0-litre engine, in India it’s 1.2 and in China it’s 1.5 – the EcoBoost engine could be all of those.”
Fraser cited 200 horsepower as a possible figure for the larger displacement motors. The 1.0L engine in maximum tune can put out as much as 220 horsepower when pushed to its limits.

Ford Could Boost Displacement Of Ecoboost 3-Cylinder | The Truth About Cars
 
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Ford working on 1.0L EcoBoost with 150 HP

The North American based automaker Ford is planning to develop a more powerful version of the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine, which should develop a total output of 150 HP.

After it was named the 2012 Engine of the Year and with the unit becoming available in more markets by the day, the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine is ending up in our news once again, this time with a rumor, which is saying that the carmaker will develop a more powerful version of it, which should produce a total output of 150 horsepower (112 kW).
The EcoBoost chief, Andrew Fraser, has recently said, in an interview with Auto Express, that the 150 HP 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine will have to “complete a full development process” and go through some endurance testing which includes “engine operation from -40 to +50 degrees Celsius”. The 150 HP will be significantly more than what the current unit has to offer, where the most powerful variant is generating 123 HP (92 kW). The 150 HP version of the 1.0 liter EcoBoost is expected to be launched in Europe at first. Additional details on the power unit are limited for the moment and will probably be announced close to its launch.

Ford working on 1.0L EcoBoost with 150 HP
 
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Found this nice artice, thought of sharing it here

Ford EcoBoost Turbo Engines Explained

So what is EcoBoost? This is the name given by Ford Motor Company, co-developed with FEV engineering and in production since 2009. But before we can tell you the technology that make an EcoBoost engine, we must first look into its history and what customer demands lead to its creation.

Give that everybody uses turbocharges now, you’d think this was commonplace, but for Ford it was a leap of faith. Most of its customers actually valued reliability and simplicity over increased economy. However, FoMoCo saw this was the way of the future and invested heavily, resulting in a total of 125 patents for the technologies that go into an EcoBoost engine.

Ford EcoBoost engines are designed to deliver power and torque consistent with larger engine displacement, naturally aspirated engines while also lowering fuel consumption by 20% percent if not more. The company even goes as far as to say its 1-liter engine is as good as any equivalent diesel.

The EcoBoost engine family was launched in 2009. V6 turbo engines stated being assembled at the Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 in Brook Park, Ohio, and introduced to various SUV and pickup models. Meanwhile, the European debut of the EcoBoost family came at the e 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Ford already had some of the most reliable small engines on sale in Europe and the US, natural stating points for the turbocharged versions. Adding to its Duratech technology, EcoBoost engines come with DOHC valvetrain, Direct Acting Mechanical Buckets, VVT, direct injection system and Bosch management systems with individual knock control. Something we like about turbo engines is that while Mazda is using very high compression rations, all EcoBoost motors use just 10:1 ratios. V6 motors sold in America use Honeywell turbos, while the smaller three- and four-cylinder units in Europe use Borg Warner low inertia integrated turbo systems.

Ford has always liked keeping it simple, so in fact there are only three types and four displacements of EcoBoost engine. So, without further ado, here they are:

1.0 Lliter EcoBoost Three-Cylinder

⌕ L3 Ford EcoBoostThe smallest and by far the most revolutionary engine of the EcoBoost family is the 1.0-liter three-cylinder. The engine was developed by Ford’s Dunton Technical Center in the UK. Bench testing was very rigorous, pushing over 100,000 million on the bench and a few million miles in various prototypes.

Ford says this engine block is no bigger than a sheet of A4 paper, and while that might sound like a marketing scheme, the fact that the three-cylinder EcoBoost engine only weighs 97 kg (213 lbs) is very impressive.

Of the family, this is the only engine that makes do with a cast iron block. This makes it about 20% heavier than what it could have been if it was made from aluminum but ensures it warms up much faster, essential for the efficiency of the unit.

Initially, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine was heralded as an replacement to 1.4 and 1.6-liter engines but it is actually an alternative offered alongside its naturally aspirated cousins. There are two power versions, making either 100 PS or 120/125 PS. On the Fiesta Facelift, this three-cylinder engine is also offered as a non-turbo “Ti-VCT” units making 80 PS.

1.0 EcoBoost engines are assembled both in Cologne, Germany and Craiova, Romania. After Ford’s expansion into the Chinese market, it will also be available there. Ford’s American PR people have mentioned it being used in the yet-to-be-launched 2014 Fiesta, though we’ve yet to be assembled in North America. The engine is used offed with the Focus, Fiesta, new B-MAX B-segment van and C-MAX. It will also likely be available with the Transit Connect next year.

We think the 100 PS engine is a bit overpowered for a normal supermini like the Fiesta, so the most impressive applications are in the Focus hatchback.

EcoBoost Four-Cylinder Engines

⌕ L4 Ford EcoBoostFord has two EcoBoost L4 units, the 1.6-liter and bigger 2.0-liter. The smaller of the two replaced Ford’s 2.0-liter Duratec for cars like the Focus, while the other replaces smaller V6 engines. Since 2010, they’ve also been used by a number of Volvo sedans.

The 1.6-liter EcoBoost actually displaces 1.597cc. It usually makes 150 PS thanks to direct injection and a Borg Warner KP39 low inertia turbo, cast iron with 47mm-diameter crankpins, eight counterweights, five 52mm-diameter main bearings and damped front pulley and seven-hole high pressure injectors from Bosh. It makes 160 PS and 270 Nm at 1,600rpm for the 2010-present Mondeo and S-MAX.

The 180 PS high performance version is used by the European Fiesta ST, as well as the Kuga/Escape SUV and 2013 Fusion Sedan. The most extreme road application is in the 197 hp (200 PS) 2014 Fiesta ST for the American market.

Ford’s other four-cylinder EcoBoost is the 2.0-liter. This makes up to 252 hp (255 PS though Euro model is rated at 250 PS) in the Focus ST hot hatch and is used in anything from the Galaxy minivan to Lincoln models.

3.5-L EcoBoost V6

⌕ F-150 V6 EcoBoostWeighing in at 450 lbs (203 kg), the V6 EcoBoost is the daddy of power and performance. It displaces 3,496cc, has a 60 degree layout, a 92.5mm bore and a 86.7 mm stroke. It uses two Honeywell-Garrett GT15 and replaces small-block V8 like a charm. The first time it was previewed was a Lincoln MKR concept where it was rated at 415 hp.

It’s power output is either 355 hp (265 kW) in the case of models like the Lincoln MKS, MKT and Ford Fusion or 265 hp (272 kW) offered by two performance models with tweaked exhausts, the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport and the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO. All these cars have the same torque levels, 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) available at 5000 rpm, though the Ford F-150 pickup gets 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) which is available from just 2500 rpm.

The Future of EcoBoost

Ford is going to continue focusing on turbo technology into the future, so we can expect it to become as common as TFSI is for Audi. The 1.0-liter unit will likely grow into a 1.5-liter for the Brazilian and Indian markets. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost will also be transformed into the all-important 2.3-liter 300 hp unit to be offered with the Ford Mustang and Focus RS. The torque and economy of the 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 will ensure it will continue to be used in pickups and SUVs for the foreseeable future.

Ford EcoBoost Turbo Engines Explained - autoevolution
 
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[;)]Do we need an aviation fuel to run this engine as on jet?[:D]

Really surprised and waiting to experience the Boost engine.
 
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Ford wins second consecutive Engine of the Year with 1.0L EcoBoost

For the second year in a row, Ford has taken top honors in International Engine of the Year voting. As was the case last year, it is Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that earns the automaker the accolade, achieving the highest-ever accumulated score in the 15 years that the award has been handed out.

A panel of 87 automotive journalists from 35 countries are responsible for choosing the world's best engines, and this is only the third time an automaker has managed back-to-back victories. Voters were impressed by the "Baby EcoBoost" engine's power output – 123 horsepower between 1,400 and 4,500 rpm, 148 pound-feet of torque from 1,400 to 4,000 rpm – and its compact size; Ford has demonstrated that the package is small enough to fit in the overhead bin of a passenger airplane.

Currently, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is offered in the European Fiesta, B-MAX, Focus, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, and Ford plans to put the engine in the Transit Connect, Transit Courier, Tourneo Connect, Tourneo Courier, Mondeo and EcoSport in short order. In North America, the Fiesta will be the first vehicle to offer the 1.0L EcoBoost later this year.

Ford wins second consecutive Engine of the Year with 1.0L EcoBoost [UPDATE] - Autoblog
 
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