Ford’s $7,500 V6 EcoBoost diesels are now cheaper than GM’s $9,000 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (with some turbochargers)
By JENNIFER GALLOWAYAssociated PressFord’s new 4.0L EcoBoost engine has been the biggest hit in the American auto industry this year, but that’s not stopping the company from offering an even cheaper engine that can be found on some older models.
The company announced Wednesday that it’s rolling out a new engine that delivers an engine-unit cost of $7 to $9 less than the two-cylinders it replaced last year.
The $2,500 EcoBoost is a direct replacement for the GM 2.5-liter V6 engine that replaced the V6 in the 2016 Ford Focus, the first car to get the new engine.
Ford said the new $2.5 engine will be available in the 2017 Focus, Fiesta and Xterra, and in the Ford Escape, the all-wheel-drive hatchback and the Transit, as well as the Lincoln MKZ.
The new engine has a four-valve design and comes with a 0.5 liter turbocharger that powers the combustion chamber and the cylinder head.
The new engine will have a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph.
The engine is also quieter and quieter, but it doesn’t have a turbochargered engine, so it doesn´t deliver as much power or torque as the new V6.
The redesigned engine is rated at 275 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque, while the new 2.2 liter turbocharged V6 will have an output of 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ton of torque.
Ford said the 2.6-liter turbocharged engine has greater torque but lower fuel economy than the 2-liter engine.
The 2.8-liter is rated for 280 horsepower and 290 lb-lb of torque but comes with the same torque output.
Ford also said it will be offering a 1.8 liter turbo engine in the 2018 Ford Focus RS sedan and Fusion, as it did in the 2019 Ford Focus ST sedan and the 2017 Ford Focus S sedan.
Ford is also working on the 2019 Focus Energi sedan, and the new Focus Electric sedan.
The 2.4-liter EcoBoost will be offered in the next-generation Ford Fusion hatchback, and will feature the same turbocharging and boost gauge as the current 2.3-liter and 2.7-liter engines.
The 1.5 turbo is also being offered in Ford’s Focus Enersport hatchback.
Ford and General Motors said they are rolling out the new turbocharged EcoBoost engines in 2017 models beginning in 2019.
The V6 was replaced by the 3.5L EcoLink engine in 2012, and has been a major hit in terms of fuel economy, with the V8 being introduced in the 2015 model year.