Thursday, August 18, 2011

The EcoBoost Engine

   Getting behind the wheel of a 2010 Ford Taurus SHO... I was already excited as I had previously experienced Ford's powerful EcoBoost engine in the F-150 series trucks. After driving one and looking under the hood, I was amazed that it was "only" a V6. How could a V6 seem to have so much power, and accelerate so smoothly? With a little research here is what I found:

   EcoBoost is a family of turbocharged and direct injected six-cylinder and four-cylinder gasoline engines produced by the Ford Motor Company. Engines equipped with EcoBoost technology are designed to deliver power and torque consistent with larger displacement, naturally aspirated engines while achieving approximately 20% better fuel efficiency and 15% reduced greenhouse emissions than these same engines. Relative to the power output and fuel efficiency of hybrid and diesel technologies, Ford sees EcoBoost as an affordable and versatile alternative and intends on using it extensively in future vehicle applications.

   Ford has enabled horsepower while still being fuel efficient and evironmentally aware. Stop in today to drive the Taurus SHO, or an F-150 with fords Ecoboost technology, and be prepaired to ask yourself, "This isn't a V8?!"