Ford is committed to improving engine efficiency in order to help the environment as well as our customers. The award winning Ford Ecoboost Technology has been engineered to provide an efficient driving experience which gives drivers the power they need for their journeys whilst keeping emissions as low as possible. As a result our customers get plenty of miles to the gallon whilst having very low road tax costs thus reducing the total cost of ownership of Ford vehicles. The engine itself is the size of an A4 piece of paper and utilises 3 cylinders whilst still giving the power of a 1.6 engine but with 20% less fuel being required.
The engine itself has been re-engineered with fundamental changes which allows it to warm up faster and more effectively. There is also reduced friction requiring less effort for the same level of action which works towards the reduced requirement of fuel and results in a higher MPG among many other benefits. If you would like to learn more about the Ford Ecoboost Engine technology, contact us today.
To an EcoBoost engine, every drop of fuel is precious. So precious that it reduces fuel consumption and makes a serious reduction in CO2 emissions – to as low as 99g/km. Detailed fuel consumption and CO2 emissions details are available on the car line pages listed below.
Direct injection helps EcoBoost engines achieve these remarkable
figures. A precise, highly pressurised amount of fuel is injected
directly into the combustion chamber. This innovative and effective way
of using fuel means EcoBoost engines are capable of a ‘lean burn’ mode,
where only a bare minimum of fuel is used in instances like cruising at
Every EcoBoost engine features turbochargers for a power that far exceeds engine size. Turbocharging uses exhaust gases, which are usually wasted, to push more highly compressed air into the engine and give a huge boost to their power. A 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine can deliver an impressive performance up to 140PS, similar to an older, heavier 1.6 litre petrol engine.
The turbo also creates a great spread of torque (the power available to make the wheels turn). This makes EcoBoost engines flexible on open roads, with fewer gear changes needed. Variable cam timing helps generate high torque even at low revs, and maintains peak power. Or more simply: you get immediate, responsive power whenever you need to accelerate – such as overtaking a long, slow lorry.