It is in July 2009 that the era of Ecoboost begins for Ford, with the presentation of the new Taurus SHO. Three years have passed, and the count is now 500,000 Ford Ecoboost vehicles sold. This is clearly not finished as this technology becomes more and more global.
In July 2009, Ford unveiled the new Taurus SHO with a named Ecoboost engine: V6 3.5L Turbo direct injection. Ford begins with the top the launch of its new engines. Because this 3.5L V6 will be followed by the 4-cylinder 2.0L and 1.6l, then by the already famous 1.0L three-cylinder. Today, sales take off clear. End of 2010, the counter was 33,005 to 216.404 in 2011, and it reached even before the end of the year 500,000 vehicles.
On some 183.399 vehicles sold in 2011, 127.683 it was in the United States, in large part thanks to the success of the Ford Ecoboost F150 V6. But for 2012, sales climb dramatically both because of the arrival of this engine under the hood of U.S. models like the Escape, but also by geographical expansion. After the United States, the Ecoboost has gone to the conquest of Europe and China. 2013 will be the year of South America with the arrival of the new Fusion.
Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost route to the United States
And in this area, the small 3-cylinder 1.0L Ecoboost starred. Next year, a new world will open for Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost 2014 in the United States and the Canada.
For several years, Ford is heavily committed towards the reduction of cylinder capacity of their engines, compensated by direct injection and turbo: the Ecoboost engines. The highest point is currently the small three-cylinder 1.0L Ecoboost, that team in Europe of vehicles ranging from the Fiesta to the world generation expected next year.
In the United States, Ford offers the 1.6L and 2.0L, as well as the V6 3.5 l that especially equips the F150 pickup. But the 1.0L also will arrive in the land of big cubes, since the Fiesta model 2014 which will be soon presented in will be equipped as an option. It will develop 123 horses and 200 Nm. Ford does no digits consumer because the vehicle is not yet passed by the certification box, but intends to offer the market the most efficient non- hybrid vehicle with this model. No price, but the option of this type of engine on other models of the range (Fusion, Escape, Focus, F150) costs usually less than $1,000.
Ford Ecoboost Records Results
Trying to establish 16 new world speed records: this is the kind of proposal that I refuse. And when after three days between stress concentration and fatigue, the goal is reached, it is the joy that dominates. Small summary of this challenge like no other.
On paper, the bet seems a little crazy. Try sixteen world records of speed at the wheel of a Ford Focus EcoBoost 125 PS strictly series 1.0. To do so, twelve drivers including driver Jari-Matti Latvala will take turns. Finally, let us be humble, driver is a big word with regard to your servant, whose experience of the circuit was then a few sessions of karting.
First step, get an international licence of the FIA. Some medical examinations later, it’s official: I am alive and kicking. Mortefontaine circuit direction for empowerment needed to run on the oval. Small theoretical review and a few rounds on the ring in the company of a monitor is enough to pick up the essential sesame.