Lincoln MKT Concept Features Flexfuel EcoBoost Engine
14 January 2008
Ford unveiled the new Lincoln MKT touring car concept at the North American International Auto Show. The MKT features a 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost flexfuel engine variant with turbocharging and direct injection.
The MKT concept’s V-6 delivers 415 hp (309 kW) and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of torque, and is mated to a six speed transmission for greater fuel efficiency.
Ford Motor Company is making a push with the new 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engine family it calls EcoBoost that features turbocharging and gasoline direct injection technology.
The EcoBoost technology—and the downsized engine applications it enables—will deliver approximately 20% better fuel economy, 15% fewer CO2 emissions and better driving performance versus larger displacement engines, according to Ford and cost less than hybrid or diesel options.
The company will introduce its first production version of the EcoBoost family on the new Lincoln MKS flagship in 2009, followed by the Ford Flex and other vehicles. By 2013, Ford plans to sell more than 500,000 EcoBoost-powered vehicles annually in North America. In 2007, Ford sold 2.6 million vehicles in total. (Earlier post.)
"The MKT features a 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost flexfuel engine variant with turbocharging and direct injection.
The MKT concept’s V-6 delivers 415 hp (309 kW) and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of torque..."
Seems like a lot of horsepower and torque, but the MKT probably weighs a lot and some buyers may want to tow with it.
Posted by: sjc | 15 January 2008 at 06:09 PM