“Diesel and EcoBoost gas turbo direct injection engines are planned for F-150 in 2010 as well.” That’s what Ford stated in their press release when it revealed the 2009 Ford F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show this past January.
Speaking at the “Plug-in Electric Vehicles 2008: What Role for Washington?” Mark Fields, president of FoMoCo Americas said that Ford is working on a clean-diesel version of the F-150 and Ford’s large SUVs.
According to Fields, Ford is working on a 4.4L turbodiesel V8 that produces 330-hp for the F-Series and the Expedition SUV. Fields said that government must play a major role in the development of new technologies to decrease U.S.’s dependence on foreign oil.
Fields also confirmed an EcoBoost (Ford’s new turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine) version of the new Lincoln MKS by 2009 and an EcoBoost version of the Flex and F-Series by 2010.
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