During a press conference at its headquarters in Dearborn earlier today, Ford official confirmed that the Ecoboost technology will now be added to smaller 4-cylinder engines very soon. Ford says that the smaller 4-cylinder Ecoboost will deliver V6 performance while retaining 4-cylinder fuel-economy.
Ford officials said that the engine will be 2.0L 4-cylinder unit producing at least 230-hp with a maximum torque of 240 lb-ft.
This isn’t the first time Ford has hinted at a 4-cylinder Ecoboost. At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Ford unveiled the Lincoln Concept C carrying 1.6L EcoBoost inline 4-cylinder producing 180-hp. That same engine powered the Ford Iosis Max Concept that made its debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
Derrick Kuzak, FoMoCo”s vice president of global product development, previously said that Ford intends on offering a 4-cylinder option on each car and crossover by 2013.
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Ford Iosis Max Concept:
– By: Omar Rana