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Ford’s 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Capable Of 177 HP: Report

 
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Ford’s upcoming Fiesta ST will debut with a new four-cylinder EcoBoost engine displacing 1.6 liters and delivering around 177 horsepower, but in the future we may see the engine downsized though at no cost to performance.

A Ford exec has revealed that the automaker’s latest three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, which displaces just 1.0 liter, could be tuned to deliver as much as 177 horsepower.

The tiny three-cylinder engine will debut in the Fiesta and Focus models in Europe later this year, before finally reaching the U.S. sometime next year, though only with 123 horsepower.

But according to Gunnar Herrmann, the vehicle line director for the Focus, up to 177 horsepower was possible.

Autocar reports that Ford is testing the engine with a small electric supercharger working in conjunction with a turbocharger. The British magazine also reports that this 177-horsepower variant could be used in a sporty version of the Focus to bridge the gap between the base model and the 250-horsepower Focus ST.

Eventually, Ford hopes to replace its entire naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter engine range with the smaller 1.0-liter EcoBoost, and now it appears some turbo four-cylinders may be replaced as well.

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  1. 177hp for a 1.0L engine is a pretty good combination. Yet, that engine will be more about "Boost" than it will be about "Eco". More power means more fuel consumption. I wouldn't expect 30mpg for that Ford
     
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  2. ok now Ford is just taking a page from Aston Martin in terms of design first the Fusion now this. whats going on? i know they have about $77 million in Aston but come on it looks like the cygnet but better looking.
     
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  3. The Hype is throwing numbers and figures all around without any beef; 1. 1.6, 3, 6 177,128, etc. We fall back to what's scientifically reasonable. Turbo makes more HP/# but not economy. Super- likewise makes low end torque/#, but no economy. Hybrid makes more torque with maybe a little economy. So it looks like (to me) that Eco-Boost will give more HP/# with no economy gain... just a lighter vehicle which is good for maybe 1mpg.....Enjoy the hype while it lasts.
     
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  4. Ange, you're not seeing the bigger picture. A turbocharged 1.6-liter offers similar performance to a BIGGER 2.0-liter engine, but will be more fuel efficient. Similarly, an EcoBoost V-6 is comparable with a V-8. It's called DOWNSIZING and is the best quality of EcoBoost.
     
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