Ford EcoBoost: Power and performance in a compact, economy-sized package

August 22, 2018

Ford’s EcoBoost engine has been around for quite some time now. It’s been fitted on just about every modern Ford and has provided both fuel economy and power—two things that were always considered mutually exclusive in the past. And it has won quite a number of awards for this.

But what exactly sets the EcoBoost mill apart from other engines out there? Sure, everyone else nowadays boasts direct fuel injection or turbocharging (or both). Then there is variable valve timing. Ford, however, combines all three pieces of technology in one compact motor. Yes, the EcoBoost powerplant combines direct fuel injection, variable camshaft timing, and turbocharging in one single lump.

While all this may sound uber high techl, all it simply does is provide improved fuel economy and better power and performance. How? Variable camshaft timing, for instance, delivers exceptional fuel economy without sacrificing performance as it allows the engine to switch from an economical machine to a potent perfomer in an instant. This is helped in no small part by direct fuel injection, as well as turbocharging.

Ford says that fuel economy figures are greatly improved compared to its counterparts. Power, meanwhile, is equivalent to larger displacement motors. Case in point is the 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that is fund on models like the Ford Fiesta. It produces 125hp and 170Nm of torque—figures comparable to a normally aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. And this mill is so small, Ford says, that it can fit into the overhead luggage comprtment of a commercial jet.

This innovative technology has proven its worth as the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has won 10 Best Engine of the Year awards three times. It jas likewise garnered the Engine of the Year Award—Under 1.0-liter  category six times in a row. Proof that Ford is on to something here.

Experience the EcoBoost engine by visiting your nearest Ford dealer and trying out a Ford today.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.