Ford Fusion May Receive EcoBoost Four-Cylinder Engine in 2010

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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

The Euro Focus would be the best platform Ford could possibly bring the the U.S. Who knows, that car may be enough to bring Civic and Corolla buyers back into Ford showrooms. Too bad they are more Mexican and European than American now. <See Mustang drifting ad in Toyko>
Hell yeah they should, I cant wait for the euro focus to come to the states.

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