Ford intends to offer a small 1.0-liter engine
The year passes Auto Show in Beijing, Ford unveiled its cencept "Start" and this year in Geneva it was the turn of the Ford B-Max to make his debut in public.
However, these two vehicles have a big thing in common, a small three-cylinder EcoBoost engine only 1.0 liter.
And here we learn that Ford Europe, including the English division, will indeed develop this engine which could be under the hood of several European models of Ford. Even the little Ford Fiesta available in North America could use.
After the EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 and four-cylinder 1.6 and 2.0 liter variant here that only 1.0 liter is currently in development.
Like other EcoBoost engines, this engine has come benefit from the associated direct injection and a turbocharger with a variable dual delivery timing of the different valves. Our European cousins enjoy more the system "Stop & Start" whose mission is to stop the engine whenever the vehicle will stop.
In a statement issued by Ford about it, Derrick Kuzak, Vice President of Global Development for Ford products stated: "By 2013, 90% of vehicles offered in North America by the manufacturer will be powered by an EcoBoost engine" .
To learn more about the technical details of this engine developing it will take at least six months before they know the appropriate data.
Transmission has eight reports
The same time, Ford has announced that its engineers are working very hard in the development of a new automatic transmission has eight reports and its hybrid vehicles will benefit possibly a variation electronics box has called "e-CVT."
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