What is an EcoBoost Engine?
With the rising costs of fuel in North America, Ford Motor Company knew that they had to produce an engine that would maximize fuel economy without compromising power. For the first time in history, an auto company was able to merge fuel economy with horsepower, torque, and reliability to produce the incredibly durable engine known as the EcoBoost. The EcoBoost engine combines features like direct injection and turbocharging to get more performance out of a smaller-displacement engine. This improves economy without sacrificing performance.
Although costing several thousand dollars less than the average hybrid vehicle, the EcoBoost engine is able to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 percent while still having ample amount of power to tow up steep hills. Ford engineers went all in when they designed the EcoBoost engine and since its release in 2011 it has been leading the auto market in affordability and fuel consumption.
How Does EcoBoost Work?
One of the most revolutionary factors of the high-performance, eco-friendly EcoBoost engine is direct injection of gasoline. By delivering a light mist of gasoline directly into each of the engines cylinders, performance is increased while harmful emissions are decreased.
Ford engineers also added a turbocharger with intercooler that pressurizes the air coming into the engine. Forced induction dramatically increases horsepower and torque, giving smaller four-cylinder engines the power of a standard V6, and many V6 engines the equivalent power of a larger-displacement V8. Independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) allows the EcoBoost to achieve class leading torque any RPM level. Unlike other turbo charged engines, the EcoBoost is able to obtain instantaneous low-end torque while avoiding turbo lag.
Where Can You Find the EcoBoost Motor?
Ford has added the EcoBoost motor to many of its 2018 models. Since the engine was introduced in 2011, it has proven its reputation as a solid, reliable performer.
Have questions about EcoBoost engine? Feel free to talk to one of our service experts or speak with one of our sales representatives to learn more about the new Ford models available with EcoBoost. Our dealership is happy to serve Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Langley, and Surrey, British Columbia.
Here are some notable examples of Ford’s EcoBoost engine:
1.5 L EcoBoost I-4
- Notable example: 2018 Ford Fusion SE
1.6L EcoBoost I-4
- Notable example: 2018 Ford Fiesta ST
2.0L EcoBoost I-4
- Notable example: 2018 Ford Escape SEL
2.3L EcoBoost I-4
- Notable example: 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
2.7L EcoBoost V6
- Notable example: 2018 Ford Edge Sport
3.5L EcoBoost V6
- Notable example: 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum