American cars are known for massive, powerful, thirsty engines. However, Ford is here to change the rules with its EcoBoost line of engines.
Ford’s upcoming Fiesta ST will feature a 1.6-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, capable of developing 177 hp. Possibly next on the EcoBoost line of engines is a high-performance variant of the 1.0L EcoBoost engine says vehicle line director Gunnar Herrmann, delivering as much as 177-hp.
Currently, the regular 1.0-litre produces 123 hp. However, mating it with an efficient turbocharger, the American carmaker could get a shot of another 54 horses.
We are not certain on the torque figures of the new EcoBoost engine yet, but with the turbocharger in place, it should produce anywhere from between 175 to 200 lb-ft.
Ford is also testing a small electric supercharger, that works in conjunction with a turbocharger. With Ford planning to replace the 1.6-litre gasoline with this 1.0-litre EcoBoost, we could possibly be seeing this small motor powering the future Focus, or its sports variant. There are also rumors of Ford working on a 2.3-litre EcoBoost with a possible 320hp.