Ford EcoSport 1.0L EcoBoost turbo-petrol engine discontinued

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According to a leaked document, Ford has discontinued the 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbo-petrol engine from the EcoSport line-up. The SUV will only be offered with 1.5-litre petrol and and diesel engines.

Earlier reports had indicated that Ford was unlikely to upgrade the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine to comply with the BS6 emission regulations. Details of the BS6 compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines are not known.

The BS4 version of the 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol engine produced 121 BHP @ 6,500 rpm and 150 Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm. The 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine made 99 BHP @ 3,750 rpm and 205 Nm of torque @ 1,750-3,250 rpm.

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