Ford will introduce nine new or upgraded engines and six new transmissions in North America this year as part of a five-year effort to overhaul its entire global powertrain portfolio. (Earlier post.) By the end of 2010, nearly all of Ford’s North American engines will have been upgraded or replaced since 2008, according to Barb Samardzich, Ford vice president, Powertrain Engineering.
The push began in 2008 and continues through 2013 and includes 60 new or significantly upgraded engines, transmissions and transaxles globally over the five year period. One of the advanced and fuel-efficient North American powertrains will be the 2012 Ford Focus’ all-new normally aspirated 2.0-liter direct fuel injection engine, the first of its kind in a Ford vehicle in North America.
In 2010, Ford will launch new engines and transmissions in Fiesta, Mustang, Super Duty and F-150. Among the new powertrains are:
Fiesta’s Ti-VCT 1.6-liter engine and PowerShift dual clutch transmission will deliver an estimated 40 mpg on the highway, topping both Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris. (Earlier post.)
Mustang’s new Ti-VCT 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 with six-speed automatic in the 2011 Mustang will deliver at least 30 mpg on the highway.
Mustang GT gets a new 5.0-liter V-8 that cranks out a 412 total horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque yet delivers at least 25 mpg on the highway. (Earlier post.)
A new Ford-designed-and-built 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel for Super Duty trucks will run cleaner than the outgoing model. The 2011 Super Duty also gets a new 6.2-liter gasoline engine.
Other new Ford powertrains coming in 2010 include an EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 for the F-150. The EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged engine delivers the thrust and performance feel of a V-8, with the fuel efficiency of a V-6. Current EcoBoost-equipped models are delivering up to a 20% improvement in fuel economy and a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions versus larger-displacement engines.
By 2013, Ford plans to offer EcoBoost engines on 90% of its product lineup with annual volume of vehicles with EcoBoost at 1.3 million globally.
Toward the end of the year, a new 2.0-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder for the next-generation Focus will mark the first introduction of a normally aspirated direct injection engine to the powertrain lineup. The all new engine will launch on the 2012 Focus in North America.
|Powertrain components scheduled for 2010|