From 2013-2015, Ford of Europe will increase total EcoBoost gasoline engine production by 35%. Ford’s family of EcoBoost engines applied in Europe currently includes the 1.0-liter three-cylinder and the 1.6- and 2.0-liter four-cylinder variants.
EcoBoost technology combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing to enable a downsized engine to reduce consumption by up to 20% over larger engines. In five years, Ford says, more than 50% of Ford gasoline engines in Europe will be turbocharged.
At the Geneva Motor Show, Ford introduced the European production version of the all-new EcoSport (earlier post). The all-new EcoSport will offer a range of efficient powertrains, including the 125 PS 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine was introduced in the Focus in 2012 and production has already been extended to include the new B-MAX, new Fiesta, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX. Of those models, Ford expects that in 2013 one in four will be sold with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
A total of 19 of the Ford vehicles on display at Geneva are powered by EcoBoost.