Ford’s 1.0 liter three cylinder turbocharged engine has yet to make it to American dealerships, but it’s already won an Engine of the Year award in Europe. The aim for the engine was to replace the 1.6 liter naturally aspirated engines found in the Ford Focus. With features liked dual variable valve timing, direct injection and a turbocharger, the 1.0 liter is much more efficient and a better performance engine at the same time. Fifth Gear recently drag raced an Ecoboost Focus against a 1.6 liter base model and the the Ecoboost car was significantly faster down the quarter mile. This promotional animated video from Ford talks about some of the new technologies of the 1.0 liter Ecoboost engine that allow it to have the best of both worlds.
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