Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Ford EcoBoost Engines

These engines follow the modern trend of ‘downsizing’, manufacturers are developing smaller capacity engines with fewer and smaller cylinders and yet develop similar or greater power outputs to larger capacity engines. 

Ford EcoBoost Engines
Ford EcoBoost Engines

Ford Motor Company is the car manufacturer responsible for the new EcoBoost engine project.  This range of new petrol engines offers more economy, more power and due to their high-efficiency, less impact on the environment.

These new EcoBoost engines have many advantages for example, lower internal friction, lower mechanical loses and due to their compact dimensions and they are lighter, reaching optimal operating temperature quicker than traditional engines.

Ford technicians have managed to achieve a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and a reduction in CO2 emissions by 15%.
This has been possible by downsizing the design and through the development and use of three key technologies, direct fuel injection, turbo-charging and variable timing on the intake and exhaust valves.
Ford first introduced the EcoBoost engine in the United States of America in the F-150 pickup.  The new engine was a 3.5 litre V6 which developed more than 300bhp, the improved efficiency of this engine decreased fuel consumption and emissions compared with the previous V8 engine.  This engine has proved extremely popular with Ford selling 500,000 vehicles equipped with this EcoBoost engines.  

Ford EcoBoost Engines
Pickup F-150 and its Ecoboost engine

European Fords are equipped with a range of 3 & 4 cylinder Ecoboost engines, ranging from a 1 litre 100HP to a powerful 2 litre 250HP.  Ford plan to extend this range of engines in 2015 to include a new four cylinder 2.3 litre engine that Ford plans to fit in the sports Mustang.  

Ford EcoBoost Engines
Left: 3 cylinders 1.0 l engine; Right: 4 cylinders  2.3 l engine
The 1 litre 3 cylinder engine is produced in Germany, Romania and China. The 1.6 litre engine is manufactured in Fords Bridgend plant in the United Kingdom and the 2 litre four-cylinder engines are produced in the Almussafes plant in Valencia, Spain. 
Ford EcoBoost Engines
 In 2012 Ford produced 65,000 EcoBoost engines a month and success of these engines resulted in Ford increasing global production to 100,000 units a month.  In 2013 EcoBoost production reached two million units. 

The 1 litre version has been awarded the “International Engine of the Year” for three consecutive years for quality, performance, refinement and efficiency, etc.  These engines are recognised as the most accomplished engines on the market.

Ford EcoBoost Engines

In 2013 Daimler, Renault-Nissan and Ford reached an agreement from which all three manufacturers benefitted from the EcoBoost project.  Daimler started to fit the EcoBoost engine in its access models, Renault took advantage of its large scale production capacity and Ford acquired important information on petrol stratified injection charge in order to comply with the strict Euro6 anti-pollution standards.

Ford EcoBoost Engines

 These engines are named accordingly to the vehicles that they are fitted in.  The range includes 1.0 litre 3 cylinder engines, 1.6 and 2.0 litre four cylinder engines.
Ford EcoBoost Engines

These engines have varying power outputs depending of the model that they are designated for, with higher outputs for higher specification models, for example the Ford Focus which uses the all three of the current range of EcoBoost engines.
Ford EcoBoost Engines
 Ford Focus Range

Below is a list of models that have the EcoBoost engine fitted.

Features Engine code Applications
1.0 EcoBoost (100 CV) SFJA/SFJB B-Max Trend, Fiesta SYNC EDITION/ Titanium
1.0 EcoBoost (100 CV) M2DA C-Max Trend, Focus Trend
1.0 EcoBoost (125 CV) M1JAM1JE B-Max Titanium/Titanium X, Fiesta Titanium X/Sport
1.0 EcoBoost (125 CV) M1DA C-Max Edition/Titanium, Focus Edition/Sport/Titanium
1.6 EcoBoost (150 CV) JQDA/JQDB Focus Titanium
1.6 EcoBoost (150 CV) JQMA/JQMB Kuga Trend/ Titanium
1.6 EcoBoost (160 CV) JTBA-JTBB Mondeo Limited Edition

Ford EcoBoost Engines

FeaturesEngine codeApplications
1.6 EcoBoost (180 CV)JTJAFiesta ST
1.6 EcoBoost (180 CV)JTDA/JTDBFocus Sport
1.6 EcoBoost (180 CV)JTMAKuga Titanium/ Titanium S
2.0 EcoBoost (240 CV)TPBA/TPBBMondeo Titanium S
2.0 EcoBoost (240 CV)TPWAS-Max Titanium
2.0 EcoBoost (240 CV)R9DAFocus ST/ST Plus

Ford EcoBoost Engines

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