Size equals power, right? Well that's the traditional way of thinking. EcoBoost is anything but traditional.
Its a wholesale re-imagining of what an engine can do. These smaller, lighter engines feature many innovations that deliver great fuel economy and reduce emissions. Yet they don't compromise on performance.
No wonder the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine won international Engine of the Year three times in a row.
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 use only the bare minimum amount of fuel needed.
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.
"Ford's 1.0 litre EcoBoost remains one of the finest examples of engine downsizing"
Dean Slavnich, Co-Chairman
17th International Engine of the Year Awards
"The fantastic three-cylinder shows there is still a way to go for the internal combustion engine."
Engine Technology International
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.
The Award winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine is available with 100PS, 125PS and 140PS power outputs. It’s been joined by a 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 litre versions, with specially-tuned 2.3 litre EcoBoost engines sitting in the new Mustang and Focus RS performance car. The 1.0 litre EcoBoost is also used to power our Fiesta rally cars throughout the world, while the 1.6 litre engine powers our F4.
EcoBoost engines are also available on the following models: Fiesta, B-MAX, EcoSport, New Focus, New C-MAX, All-New Mondeo, Tourneo Connect, Transit Courier and Transit Connect.
For confidence in changeable driving conditions
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) monitors conditions to determine the amount of grip, cornering balance and responsiveness needed when the road (or terrain) is wet, dry or icy. It automatically sends extra power to the front or rear axle as and when needed, ensuring exceptional handling and improved efficiency at all times.
At low speeds the AWD system concentrates on improving traction to support driveaway and manoeuvring on slippery surfaces, or at high torque levels. For instance, if the front wheels are on ice and the rear ones aren’t, AWD sends extra torque to the rear, putting power where it’s needed. When you’re driving faster it moves the focus to delivering superb handling and a wonderfully responsive driving experience, while keeping an eye on traction. To do this it monitors the way you are driving and constantly fine-tunes itself.