Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pop Mechanics hand Ford an award

Ford Motor Company’s has been honored with a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine for the development of new 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine
 Each year, he magazine selects the 10 technology products that matter most. In addition to the newest member of Ford’s global EcoBoost engine family, awards were also given to a new type of camera, and anaffordable 3D printer and several other high-tech items.
The 1.0-liter EcoBoost is Ford’s first three-cylinder engine – and one of the smallest-displacement engines Ford has ever built.
 But  it is not short on power or refinement. The newest EcoBoost, which is already on sale in Europe, engine packs up to 125 horsepower and is loaded with technical innovations. It also delivers impressive acceleration and is one of the smoothest and quietest engines in Ford’s lineup globally.
“We placed the bar incredibly high when we set out to design this engine,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president, Global Powertrain. “We wanted to deliver eye-popping fuel economy, surprising performance, quietness and refinement – and all from a very small three-cylinder engine.
Earlier this year the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine was named “International Engine of the Year” by a jury of 76 journalists from 35 countries. The 1.0-liter engine, available in Europe in the Focus, C-MAX and B-MAX models, features a split cooling system, offset crankshaft, variable oil pump and other innovations.  By Joseph Szczesny


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