Wednesday 18 February 2009

Ford plans 4 cylinder engine for every model by 2013

Ford has made a public commitment to industry-leading fuel economy and the most important component of that plan comes in a small but efficient package.

Product Development chief, Derek Kuzak said that Ford will have a 4 cylinder option in every car and crossover by 2013. Ford is going to lean heavily on its forthcoming Ecoboost engines to accomplish this feat, as turbocharged 4 cylinder engines can provide V6 punch without the same thirst for fuel.

Ford plans to produce 750,000 Ecoboost engines per year by 2013, and two thirds of that total will be 4 cylinders. V8 engines will be left in large pickups, SUVs and the Ford Mustang, but Kuzak says the company is even looking at turbocharged 4 cylinder engines for the F-150 pickup.

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