Ford Produces 5 Millionth Vehicle to Feature an EcoBoost Engine
BEVERLY, Mass., 04/01/2015 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Since the debut of the first EcoBoost engine on the Ford Taurus SHO in 2009, the line of responsive-yet-efficient powerplants has helped change the complexion of several vehicle segments. Earlier this month, Ford produced its 5 millionth EcoBoost-equipped vehicle at its Michigan Assembly Plant, signifying just how prevalent the engines have become in their roughly six years on the market.
Fittingly, the 5 millionth model is a Ford Focus with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, a unit that has been named International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented three years in a row. Though its engine block is small enough to fit inside a commercial airplane’s overhead compartment, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost’s low-inertia turbocharger churns out nearly twice the maximum rpm of those found in modern Formula 1 racecar engines. Last fall, another segment-altering EcoBoost powerplant debuted in the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, producing 310 horsepower while netting up to 32 mpg on the highway as a 2.3-liter four-cylinder unit.
“Though you’ll find an EcoBoost engine in everything from the Fiesta subcompact to the Expedition full-size SUV, the concept is always the same, and that’s doing more with less when it comes to performance,” said Jeff Klein, general sales manager of Thomas Ford, a Ford dealership in Beverly, Mass. “This EcoBoost evolution has probably been the most impactful in the pickup-truck market, where Ford has introduced a sustainable blueprint for the 21st century with its F-150.”
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 became available in the Ford F-150 in January 2011, when truck buyers were still skeptical of any engine that had fewer than eight cylinders. However, by the summer of that same year, the EcoBoost V6 accounted for 41 percent of all F-150 sales, and overall, more V6 models were being sold than V8 models. With the recent launch of the redesigned aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150, an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine was introduced with fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop technology. The available 2.7-liter EcoBoost has 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque on tap, yet it returns up to 26 mpg on the highway.
About Thomas Ford:
Thomas Ford, located in Beverly, has been a fixture in the North Shore of Massachusetts for more than 40 years. They base their success on their dedicated sales and Ford service departments’ commitment to customer satisfaction. It’s never been a better time to be a Ford owner, and Thomas Ford encourages you to stop by their dealership to discover why. For more information, call them at 978-922-0059, visit their website at www.thomasford.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThomasFordAuto or stop by their dealership at 211 Rantoul Street in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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