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Ford Edge with EcoBoost 2.0L Engine delivers EPA-Rated 30 mpg highway

The Ford Edge crossover, the latest vehicle to receive the company’s EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, is now certified by the EPA to deliver 30 mpg US (7.8 L/100km) highway. (Earlier post.)

The 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine delivers 240 hp (179 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb-ft (366 N·m) of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The Edge with EcoBoost combination of superior fuel efficiency and ample responsiveness is enabled by direct gasoline injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT).

Efficiency is further enhanced through employment of low-friction 5W-GF5 motor oil, a variable-displacement air conditioning compressor and a unique 6F35 six-speed automatic transmission optimized for fuel efficiency through employment of active transmission warm-up to help reduce internal friction as the powertrain approaches normal operating temperature.

Edge with EcoBoost also introduces category-exclusive active grille shutters. These variable grille slats close as vehicle speed increases to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

EcoBoost has been successful at attracting new, more upscale customers to the Ford showroom. Taurus SHO and Flex with EcoBoost lead the Ford lineup for car and utility conquesting. More than half of all Taurus SHO buyers are new to the Ford brand, and more than 62% of Flex with EcoBoost buyers had not previously considered a Ford product.

By the end of 2011, Ford will have built nearly 180,000 EcoBoost-powered vehicles in North America. EcoBoost will be offered in 90% of Ford vehicles by 2013. Ford holds more than 125 patents on its EcoBoost engine technology.

Comments

Engineer-Poet

I'm waiting for the turbo Scuderi air hybrid which yields 30+ MPG city.

HarveyD

Considering the brick shape, size, weight etc of this big vehicle, 30+ mpg is a good improvement over what Ford was making 5 years ago. More will have to be done to reach the new CAFE.

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