Ford is touting its EcoBoost engines as a way to replace higher-displacement engines and increase fuel economy. For 2010, Ford may add another fuel miser to its Fusion lineup with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
Ford’s new EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine will make at least 230 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque--only 10 hp down from the 3.0-liter V-6 offering, but with 17 lb-ft more torque. The similar engine outputs mean the small EcoBoost engine, with its superior fuel economy, will likely replace the 3.0-liter V-6.
The new 4-cylinder engine also has more horsepower and a similar amount of torque as the Mustang’s base 4.0-liter V-6. With Ford’s plans to double its 4-cylinder engine capacity and offer 4-cylinder engines on most models by 2012, the EcoBoost engine could even make its way into the Mustang. The last time we’d seen a turbocharged I-4 Mustang was the limited-production SVO model in the late 1980s.
Motor Trend reports the EcoBoost I-4 will also find its way into the Edge crossover as well, possibly serve as a replacement for the Escape/Mariner’s 3.0-liter V-6, and could even be the base engine in the all-new 2011 Explorer.
In addition to launching the new 4-cylinder EcoBoost to make its lineup more efficient, Ford will begin offering a more fuel efficient F-150 next year with a V-6 EcoBoost engine.
Source: Motor Trend