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2014 Fiesta to Feature 1.0L EcoBoost Engine

November 21, 2012

Ford plans to bring its 1.0L EcoBoost engine, which the automaker debuted in Europe, to the United States in the 2014-MY Fiesta.

Ford said the three-cylinder 1.0L EcoBoost engine can produce up to 123 hp and provides peak torque of 148 lb.-ft. and that it’s launching in the European versions of the B-MAX and C-MAX, and in the all-new Mondeo (the European version of the Fusion). Ford said the engine has about the same output as a 1.6L four cylinder but has 25% fewer moving parts and is an affordable option, as adding an EcoBoost engine to most Ford vehicles generally costs around $995.

In terms of fuel-economy performance, the automaker hasn’t provided any estimates but said that in general, EcoBoost technology can improve fuel economy by up to 20% without causing a performance loss. Engine features include an offset crankshaft, a variable oil pump, a split cooling system, a small turbocharger and a timing belt immersed in engine oil.

Since Ford launched the engine in the Ford Focus in Europe, it has received a number of honors from different groups. In April 2012, a panel of 76 journalists from 36 countries voted the 1.0L EcoBoost engine as the International Engine of the Year. In June, it set 16 land speed records at a racetrack in France, and in October Ford received a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine for the engine. It also won the DeWar Trophy in the U.K. this month.

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