It was one of only 10 technological items chosen for 2012's “Breakthrough Awards” which are given out to the items that popular science thinks matter most as far as new innovation and importance. Popular Mechanics doesn't give out these awards lightly, only choosing items that they believe have the highest chance of making a big impact on the world technologically.
The 1.0L EcoBoost engine is one of the smallest engines built by Ford. Using a combination of a split cooling system, offset crankshaft, a variable oil pump, and other important innovations, this tiny engine is capable of a maximum of 125 hp. The Ford EcoBoost offers lightning quick acceleration for such a small engine, as well as one of the quietest engines available in local Ford Auto lots today. It provides all of this power with a 20 percent gain in fuel economy.
Ford unleashed the EcoBoost in Europe earlier this year where it's already become one of the most popular and well-respected engines. It has been integrated in the Focus, C-MAX, and B-MAX models. It was selected as “International Engine of the Year” by 35 different countries. The award was voted on by a panel of 76 independent journalists who had the chance to test drive vehicles with the Ford EcoBoost and compare it to cars powered by other engines.
Soon, Americans will be able to appreciate the power and efficiency of this tiny turbocharged direct fuel engine. In these tough economic times with skyrocketing gas prices, a powerful, fuel-efficient engine may be exactly what American drivers will appreciate.
There are many great Ford dealers in the Chicago area that will be offering vehicles with the Ford EcoBoost. One of these dealers is Arlington Heights Ford offering a wide range of new and used vehicles at competitive and fair prices. Consider checking them out to get the latest updates on the Ford EcoBoost. Their contact information and driving instructions are available at their easy to use website.