First shown on the Lincoln MKR concept, Ford’s new TwinForce engine technology is said to deliver V8 power with V6 fuel economy. Although appearing in concept form only, the new technology is expected to feature in future vehicles for both the Ford and Lincoln labels.

Combining direct injection technology and turbocharging with the already formidable Duratec 35 all-aluminum V6, the new motor can run on both regular gasoline and E-85 ethanol, while delivering 415hp and 400 pound-feet of torque. These figures are comparable with Ford’s larger displacement V8 engines and this also marks the first time that the technology has been used on anything larger than a four-cylinder engine.

Ford Motor Company already has several direct-injection equipped 4-cylinder engines in production, including a 1.8-liter launched in the 2003 Ford Mondeo and the 2.3-liter turbocharged engine developed by Mazda for the 2006 MazdaSpeed6.