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Old 4th January 2012, 18:10   #271
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A very cool and modern looking design , if priced well could be a real game changer for Ford as there is no other product in this class except Rio.

Any clue on the mileage figure on the Ecoboost ?

Hope Ford can bring this car in the market soon with a good price tag.
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Guys I want to ask the all important question again - Is this Concept or Production Model design?
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Hi Sudhir, the Ford website clearly mentions that this is a "Concept vehicle only. Vehicle appearance & specifications may change at introduction". My take on this is that the overall design, shape, won't change much & would get transferred to the production version (Mustang, please correct me if I am wrong over here).

I have stumbled upon one Ford media report, which gives some further details on the Ecoboost engine. Below is the link & the details there-in: One interesting point to note "The extremely fast response of the turbocharger and its ability to reach nearly 250,000rpm results in virtually no turbo lag and peak torque of 170Nm from 1,300-4,500rpm in the 120PS variant". It means this engine will simply pull & pull & pull on any gear

All-New, Fuel-Efficient 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost Engine to debut in European Focus range | Ford Motor Company Newsroom

COLOGNE, Germany, Sep. 12, 2011 – Ford has confirmed the first production applications for its smallest-ever EcoBoost engine at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. With only 3 cylinders and 1.0 litre of displacement, the new EcoBoost engine will provide fuel-efficient power for three models in the European product range – first the Focus, followed by C-MAX and the all-new Ford B-MAX.
The new 1.0-litre engine is the latest addition to Ford’s global family of EcoBoost engines, which currently range in capacity from 1.6 to 3.5 litres globally. Downsized EcoBoost engines feature turbocharging, direct injection and other technologies and replace larger engines with no loss of performance and with lower consumption.
Ford will introduce two versions of the 1.0-litre engine in the Focus in Europe in early 2012 with 100PS and 120PS and 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions respectively. Ultimately, this all-new engine will be made available in Ford models in North America, China and in other regions.
“By offering the Focus with an advanced small-displacement petrol engine Ford is not only making a major statement on how serious we are about engine downsizing – it also shows the strength of our development and engineering capabilities. To produce a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with such impressive performance and fuel economy is a clear example of our commitment to be class-leading in fuel economy,” said Graham Hoare, Executive Director, Powertrain, Ford of Europe.
With its 1.0-litre capacity, the 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine will be the smallest engine currently produced by Ford. Yet, despite its small capacity and proportions, the forward-thinking design delivers power and performance to rival a traditional 1.6-litre petrol engine while emitting less than 120g/km CO2 in the Focus.
Compact and Responsive
Developed at Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre in the UK, this direct-injected EcoBoost engine features a new compact, high performance turbocharger design. The extremely fast response of the turbocharger and its ability to reach nearly 250,000rpm results in virtually no turbo lag and peak torque of 170Nm from 1,300-4,500rpm in the 120PS variant.
The all-new EcoBoost engine also features an exhaust manifold cast into the cylinder head, which lowers the temperature of the exhaust gases and in turn enables the engine to run with the optimum fuel-to-air ratio across a wider rev band.
An advanced “split cooling” system reduces fuel consumption by warming the engine more quickly and – unlike the larger EcoBoost engines – cast iron has been selected for the block, reducing the amount of energy needed for warm-up by up to 50 per cent compared with aluminium.
Intelligent ancillaries such as a variable air-conditioning compressor and oil pump also reduce demand on the engine – improving economy and emissions – while special coatings for engine components and intricate development of engine geometry result in minimal frictional losses.
Ford Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter and Ford Smart Regenerative Charging will also be available as part of the Focus and C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost package.
Like its larger capacity siblings, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will use Ti-VCT twin variable camshaft timing to further improve performance and economy. Ford has also employed an all-new camshaft actuator to speed up response times without sacrificing durability.
Smooth and Refined
In the all-new 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, the emphasis in development has been on delivering both smooth and refined performance.
Engine refinement is improved thanks to an innovative design that immerses the two main engine drive belts in oil – resulting in quieter and more efficient running but with the durability of a chain. Careful attention has also been paid to mitigating the natural vibrations of the 3-cylinder design.
Rather than employ the traditional method of adding energy-draining balancer shafts, Ford engineers have deliberately “unbalanced” the flywheel and pulley to offset the engine configuration. Ford believes these innovations combined with optimised engine mounts will deliver a truly refined performance feel perfected during 720,000km of tests – including 360,000km of durability trials and 10,000km of environmental testing.
“The 1.0-litre EcoBoost is one of the most advanced engines Ford has ever produced and makes use of so many innovative techniques and technologies that it’s difficult to keep count” said Hoare. “It has always been Ford’s strategy with EcoBoost technology to look at every single detail in our relentless pursuit of improving fuel economy without compromising performance, and this new engine demonstrates that philosophy perfectly. The net result is an engine that we’re sure will surprise and delight our customers.”

Further technical details of the new Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre engine will be provided closer to market launch across Europe in early 2012.

Related article "All-New, Fuel-Efficient 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost Engine for India to Debut in All-New Ford EcoSport"


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Originally Posted by Mustang.101 View Post
1.0 L Ecoboost engine is a 3 cylinder 120 PS and 170 NM of torque engine. It has so much power and torque from such a small size as it incorporates turbo charging and direct injection.

The diesel engine will most likely be the 1.5 TDCi as seen in the new fiesta.
Mustang, any idea if this 1.0L engine will get into the new Fiesta as well?
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Todays ET has a story saying "Ecosport Launched":
Auto Expo 2012: New SUV Ford EcoSport launched in India - Auto Expo 2012: New SUV Ford EcoSport launched in India | News in Pictures

The Ford website has a press release on the event with a few more details
Capable, Contemporary and Compact

However there are no details in the article about the car spec, possible actual launch date, and prices.
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Originally Posted by Mustang.101 View Post
Hello guys,
Hello Mustang,

Do you have info on the tentative launch date of the EcoSport!? I am kind of sure there is still a lot of work to be done now that we have seen only the Concept version of the same. Will it be this year or early next year!?
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Please continue all EcoSport related discussions in the dedicated thread:

(Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33)Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Any other new launches from Ford can be discussed here by sending a PM and having the thread reopened.

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