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SEMA Show-bound Future Forty by Superformance is a GT40 replica with Ford GT engine

Visitors at the much-awaited 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show – scheduled from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 -- can expect a wide array of show cars that demonstrate not only various aftermarket parts and specialty services, but also the capabilities for various companies. One of these show cars is the Future Forty from MagnaFlow and Superformance.

Superformance is an American automobile company that creates performance components and full replicas, especially cars from the 1960s like the Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe, GT40, and the Corvette Grand Sport. The company and MagnaFlow – a firm that takes pride of its expertise in performance exhaust systems superior catalytic converter technology – have decided enter into a partnership and create a visually exciting fabrication that makes use of a Ford MkI GT40 replica and the engine of a modern Ford GT. The result is what is to be shown at the upcoming 2018 SEMA Show – the Future Forty.

The companies started the Future Forty project by getting a MkI GT40 replica from Superformance. This replica boasts of an exact recreation of the original monocoque and pressed steel roof of the GT40. However, this GT40 replica doesn’t feature the usual naturally aspirated V8 engine, and is instead powered by a mill derived from a modern Ford GT – a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 powerplant.

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Land Rover Defender will receive the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine used on the Mustang and Focus RS

No matter how much owners of the Land Rover Defender sports utility vehicle want their rides to become less adverse – if not actually friendly – to the environment, they really couldn’t. This is primarily because the Land Rover Defender, in its most eco-friendly form, still emits 266 grams of carbon dioxide to the air for every kilometer it travels (when using the 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine).

Fortunately though, an engineering company lurking within the Coventry neighborhood – yes, the place where Jaguar Land Rover is headquartered – is currently working on a project that should allow the Land Rover to become a bit friendlier to Mother Nature. How? Well, JE Motorworks is trying an engine conversion for the Land Rover Defender, replacing the only available mill for the SUV – the 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine with the 2.3-liter Ford EcoBoost unit that is fitted on the Ford Mustang and on Ford Focus RS sports models.

While both engines have similar displacements and are four-cylinder units, the EcoBoost unit uses up gasoline (petrol) and the mill on the now discontinued Defender sips on diesel. Comparing their power levels, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine on the Focus RS delivers 350 hp (345 PS or 257 kW) of max output and up to 470 Nm (350 lb.-ft.) of torque. On the other hand, the 2.2-liter diesel mill on the Land Rover Defender churns out 122 PS (90 kW) of max output and 360 Nm of torque. In terms of carbon dioxide emissions, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine returns only 175 g/km on the Ford Focus RS while the 2.2-liter diesel engine emits 266 g/km on the Land Rover Defender 90 (hard top, soft top and pickup).

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2017 Ford F-150: better fuel economy, new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission

Pickup trucks are usually known for their gas-guzzling nature, especially when they are powered by high-output engines. The new Ford F-150 changes this game for the 2017 model year, with both its rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models posting impressive gains not only in terms of max power output and peak torque, but also in the area of fuel efficiency (city, highway and combined).

The core of this improvement on the new 2017 Ford F-150 is none other than the terrific combination of a more powerful yet more efficient new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine (second generation) and the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission that allows for further enhancements in performance (especially acceleration) and efficiency, as well as towing and hauling control. Thanks to this combo, the new Ford F-150 is able to provide better low-end and peak performance, making it suitable for towing heavy trailers as well as hauling heavy payloads.

Ford expects that its EcoBoost-equipped F-150 trucks will account for over a million units running on the road over the next year. This means that over 110 million gallons of gas could be saved by F-150 owners over the next year, while still out-hauling its truck rivals.

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2017 Ford Escape SUV offers more driver-assist systems, two new EcoBoost engines

Ford has reengineered its Escape SUV to feature more driver-assist technologies, new mobile connectivity and two new efficient EcoBoost engines. In fact, the new Ford Escape is the carmaker’s first vehicle to come with available SYNC Connect that enables customers to unlock doors, check fuel level and determine its parking location.

With SYNC Connect, drivers could access their Ford Escape remotely through their smartphones. Using a special app installed on any smartphone, owners can use SYNC Connect to remotely start their SUVs as well as schedule future starts.

They could also access certain information like tire pressures, battery and fuel levels. SYNC Connect is available with SYNC 3 for the new Ford Escape and comes with complimentary activation for five years.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2016 Ford Focus RS, the newest hot hatch from the American manufacturer which promises to bring some headaches to the competition. The new Focus RS is powered by the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine found on the 2015 Mustang, which delivers more than 315 hp.

Ford didn’t offer any details regarding the maximum torque delivered by the engine, but taking in consideration that the six-speed manual gearbox was updated in order to be able to handle the additional torque, we expect to see more than the Mustang’s 422 Nm (320 lb-ft). What’s more interesting is that the power is delivered to an all-wheel drive system with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control.

According to the press release, the Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive system is based on twin electronically controlled clutch packs on each side of the rear drive unit.

Read the entire article 2016 Ford Focus RS officially introduced with 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and AWD

It appears that the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine developed by Ford is getting more and more popular as one in five all-new vehicles sold in Europe in the first half of 2014 are equipped with the mentioned powerplant. According to Ford, compared to the first six months of 2013 it sold 15 percent more vehicles equipped with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine.

In the first half of 2014, 47 percent of the B-Max models sold were equipped with the 1.0-liter engine. Meanwhile, in the same period, 33 percent of Focus sales and 30 percent of Fiesta sales left the dealerships with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

For those who don’t know, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is available on the Ford Fiesta, EcoSport, C-Max and Grand C-Max, Tourneo Connect, Grand Tourneo Connect, Transit Connect and Transit Courier. The engine was available in two power versions, delivering 100 hp and 125 hp, but recently Ford introduced the Fiesta Red Edition and Fiesta Black Edition models, which use the same engine delivering 140 hp.

Read the entire article Ford says 1 of 5 models sold in Europe are equipped with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine

Ford officially revealed the specs of the tougher, lighter 2015 F-150. As a result, we found out that the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is capable to produce 325 hp as well as 375 lb-ft (508 Nm) of torque. According to the official press release, the new engine improves the power-to-weight ratio of the 2015MY F-150 by 15 percent over the 2014MY 5.0-liter V8-equipped F-150.

The company says that the 2.7-liter EcoBoost 4x2 has a maximum payload rating of 2,250 pounds and a maximum tow rating of 8,500 pounds. Despite the impressive performances, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost comes as standard with Auto Start-Stop technology that helps it reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

The technology is off when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode. During some tests made by FoMoCo, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost outperformed the Ram 1500 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-liter V8 while towing a 7,000-pound enclosed trailer up Davis Dam in Arizona.

Read the entire article Ford reveals specs of 2015 F-150, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 rated at 325 hp and 375 lb-ft [w/video]

Yesterday, we announced you that the 2015 Ford Mustang starts at $24,425. Today we found out even more details about the 2015 Mustang. According to Mustang6, the 2015 Mustang Ecoboost starts at $25,995 while the 2015 Mustang GT will cost you $32,925. For the 2015 Ford Mustang GT 50 Year Limited Edition you will have to pay $46,995.

These prices are available for the models using the manual transmission and include the $825 destination and delivery charges. As expected, the 2015 Ford Mustang is available with plenty of options, such as the GT Performance Package ($2,495), Navigation ($795), floor mats ($85), Recaro sport seats wrapped in leather ($1,595) and the Enhanced Security Package ($395).

Moreover, if you want the 6-speed automatic transmission, this will cost you $1,195, while the 3.55 limited slip differential is priced at $395. The spare wheel/tire costs $195, while for the Reverse Park Assist you pay $295.

Read the entire article 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost gets a price tag of $25,995, Mustang GT starts at $32,925

Ford Motor Co. is making a $500-million investment to build a new compact lightweight turbocharged V-6 engine to be fitted for 2015 F-150 pickup at its Lima site in Ohio. This new 2.7-liter engine, unveiled at Detroit auto show in January along the 2015 F-150, should help the pickup trim the fuel economy gap with Chrysler’s Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

Ram’s pickup features a 3.0-liter diesel engine as well as an EPA rating of 28 mpg highway – the best in the industry among pickups. Currently, the most efficient F-150 is rated at 23 mpg on the highway – making it just 1 mpg highway below the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The Detroit 3 are making heavy investments to hike truck fuel economy to 30.2 mpg by 2025 and comply with new EPA fuel economy regulations.

Ford will commence production of the new V-6 engine in Lima, Ohio in the fourth quarter of 2014 to coincide with the launch of the 2015 F-150, Ford said in a statement. It will also boost its Lima workforce by 300 jobs. Ford will soon offer four engines in the 2015 F-150 -- the 2.7-liter turbo; a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6; a 3.5-liter turbo engine; and a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8. All of them will be paired to six-speed automatic gearbox.

Read the entire article Ford is investing $500 million to build compact V6 EcoBoost for 2015 F150

This is the all-new 2015 Ford Expedition, the latest nameplate from Ford that offers a Platinum series. The biggest change on this new vehicle is that the old 5.4-liter V8 engine is replaced by a more fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost found also on the 2015 Lincoln Navigator and capable to deliver at least 370 hp (276 kW) and 582 Nm (430 lb-ft) of torque.

2015 Expedition will be offered only with the EcoBoost engine, which is mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that features a manual mode, allowing the driver to use a shift-mounted rocker switch to select the desired gear. Furthermore, the 2015 Expedition features Ford’s innovative electric power-assisted steering that improves maneuverability at low speeds and better feel at high speeds, but also saves fuel.

As expected, SYNC with MyFord Touch and driver-assist features such as Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert are also available. Inside, we find an 8-inch touch screen for SYNC with MyFord Touch, while the driver information cluster features two full-color 4.2-inch LED screens. Other highlights are the 10-speaker, 700-watt Sony audio system, the Intelligent Access with push-button start, rearview camera, seven-color interior ambient LED lightning and Ford truck apps.

Read the entire article 2015 Ford Expedition debuts with fresh design, new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine

Lincoln has finally introduced the all-new 2015 Navigator and as expected the car comes with a redesigned exterior, updated interior, more powerful engine and additional customer-focused technologies. Let’s start with the engines! Under the hood we find a new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine rated at 370 hp and at least 430 lb-ft of torque, according to preliminary test data.

This new engine replaces the old 5.4-liter V8 and what’s more interesting is that it is expected to deliver best-in-class towing. Bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission with Lincoln’s SelectShift, the vehicle is available in both four-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive configurations.

As standard, the 2015 Navigator is offered with electric power-assisted steering, while the optional Lincoln Drive Control adds Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD), a suspension system that monitors multiple vehicle sensors and road conditions every two milliseconds and adjusts the suspension needs accordingly. 2015 Lincoln Navigator also offers driver-friendly Hill Start/Descent Assist.

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Ford introduced today the all-new 2015 F-150 and announced that after its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show the new pickup truck will go on sale later this year. The Ford F-150 keeps getting better and better and the 2015MY now features a body which is 95 percent made of high-strength aluminum alloys, similar to those used by military vehicles.

Moreover, its frame is 77 percent made of high-strength steel. For those who don’t know, on the current model the frame is 75 percent made of mild steel. As a result, some versions of the 2015 Ford F-150 come with a weight reduction of around 700 pounds. Furthermore, Ford will offer a new 2.7-liter turbocharged engine for the fuel-conscious truck buyers.

This engine comes as standard with Auto Start-Stop. Still, for those who want more power, there is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing. The two engines join the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8. Ford F-150 trucks equipped with EcoBoost engines also will benefit from standard Active Grille Shutters.

Read the entire article 2014 Detroit Auto Show: 2015 Ford F-150 gets a 2.7-liter EcoBoost, weight reduction of 700 pounds

A fuel economy war is looming between a downsized turbocharged gasoline engine and a similar sized diesel in similar pickups with similar prices in the United States. The fight pits the Ford's 2014 F-150 with 3.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline V-6 against the new 2014 Ram 1500 with its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6.  Here are the quick stats.

The Ford F-150 XL SuperCrew has a starting price of $32,010, and comes $2,095 higher when fitted with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. Including the $1,195 shipping charge, a buyer has to shell out around $35,300, plus taxes and other fees as tagged by a dealer tacks.

On the other corner, the Ram 1500 Crew Cab with a Hemi V-8 and an eight-speed transmission has a starting price of $33,870. Including the $1,195 shipping charge and a $2,850 upgrade to EcoDiesel, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel comes at $37,915 before taxes and dealer fees.

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Lincoln introduced today the all-new 2015 MKC small premium utility. This is the second of four all-new Lincoln vehicles to fuel the brand’s reinvention. The new model is powered by the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine developing 275 hp and 300 lb.-ft. (406 Nm) of torque. Still, the popular 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbocharged engine is offered as standard.

This engine delivers 240 hp and 270 lb.-ft. (366 Nm) of torque. Moreover, the car comes as standard with front-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels, but customers can upgrade to the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and 19-inch wheels if they want to. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive includes Continuously Controlled Damping, which mean that drivers have three driving modes (sport, comfort and normal).

Moreover, the CCD constantly monitors the road and the suspension reacts on average within 20 milliseconds. CCD is also available in the front-wheel drive configuration. In terms of design, nothing surprised us, as we’ve seen the vehicle in the concept form back in January, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

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EPA has determined that the 2014 Ford Fiesta powered by the 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine will return 32 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined. This means that it is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, non-diesel car on sale in the U.S. in existence.

2014 Ford Fiesta is the first car available in the U.S. to feature the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that has been on sale in Europe for some time. This engine is offered only with a five-speed manual transmission and has an output of 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, even as an overboost function can offer 145 lb-ft for 15-second bursts.

Last June, the tiny three-cylinder engine was named International Engine of the Year. The EcoBoost engine has a considerably better fuel economy than the other versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta that are equipped with a 1.6-liter inline-four engine with a rating of 120 hp and 112 lb-ft. The 2014 Ford Fiesta, when fitted with the optional Super Fuel Economy package and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, is capable of returning up to 30/41 mpg (city/highway).

Read the entire article EPA rates the 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost at 45 mpg highway

The finalized fuel economy ratings for the 2014 Ford Fusion’s turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder have been released and can be seen at the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website. Joe Bakaj, Ford’s vice president of powertrain engineering, said about five months ago that the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost is expected to offer the same power as the 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, while offering better fuel economy.

Several weeks later, Ford released details about the Fusion-grade EcoBoost 1.5, which has a rating of 178 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. This isn’t much different from the output of the EcoBoost 1.6L of 178 hp and 184 lb-ft. Sad to say, Ford failed to deliver its second promise on the 2014 Ford Fusion with the 1.5L EcoBoost.

The EPA said that a front-wheel drive 2014 Fusion SE powered by the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost and a six-speed automatic offers 23 mpg on the agency’s city test cycle, and 36 mpg on the highway. That 23/36 rating is capable of meeting but not surpassing the rating for the comparably-equipped 2013 Fusion that uses the 1.6-liter EcoBoost I-4.

Read the entire article 2014 Ford Fusion SE 1.5 EcoBoost rated by EPA at 36 mpg on the highway

Three new speed records were set at the Daytona International Speedway by the 2014 Riley Technologies Daytona Prototype racing car powered by a Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. Its most major achievement was breaking a1984 record for the fastest single lap around Daytona. Colin Braun, who is 25 years old, was able to reach 222.971 mph in a single lap around Daytona International Speedway.

It’s better than the record set by Bill Elliot in a Ford Thunderbird of 201.364 mph. Furthermore, Braun was able to break the record for the standing ten-mile speed (210.018 mph average) and standing ten-kilometer speed (202.438 mph average). Powering the Riley racing car is a Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that’s based on the same unit used by numerous Ford and Lincoln street vehicles.

It received extensive modifications for racing use. However, the exact power outputs were not disclosed yet. In comparison, the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor performance truck with a standard engine produces 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The racing car that sought to beat the record received even more modifications.

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Ford has disclosed plans to bring its 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost racing engine to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series. The 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost racing engine beneath the hood of a new-look Daytona Prototype car will have its debut at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2013 and will participate in the entire 12-race season.

Michael Shank Racing will be the first team to fit the EcoBoost racing engine inside its DP car. Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing, remarked that they place “great emphasis” on racing production-based vehicles as well as production-based technologies.

Allison added that they are proud to bring a direct-injected, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine to the United SportsCar Championship in a field of competitive V8-powered entries, adding that they want to show Ford EcoBoost’s capabilities as an engine that provides both performance and fuel economy, on and off the track.

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Ford Motor Co. has now built 2 million EcoBoost engines since its launch in 2009. Thanks to increasing global demand for Ford vehicles fitted with the fuel-saving powerplant, the American carmaker has notched up the production of more EcoBoost engines – from a monthly rate of 65,000 in 2012 to over 100,000 units currently.

Joe Bakaj, vice president of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, remarked that the EcoBoost’s ability to deliver “great performance with lower fuel bills” is proving popular with consumers around the world. He added that with EcoBoost engines attracting new customers to the Ford brand, their plants are working hard to keep up with demand.

The two millionth production EcoBoost -- a 2.0-litre unit – was rolled off the assembly line at Ford’s Louisville site in Kentucky fitted in a Ford Escape. To deliver outstanding performance and fuel economy, the EcoBoost technology mixes smaller overall size with turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing.

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A new ultra-efficient version of the Ford Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost will be the first gasoline-run family car in Europe to offer carbon dioxide emissions of just 99 g/km. The Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost returned 67.5mpg in mileage tests, all thanks to a calibrated 100PS version of the fuel efficient engine.

The new Ford Focus is set to feature Ford ECOnetic Technology – which includes ultra-low rolling resistance tires, distinct aerodynamics under the car and revised gearing – all designed to help increase the car’s fuel efficiency.

Barb Samardzich, European Product Development vice president, remarked that years ago, only a few thought that a medium-sized petrol car could break the 100g/km carbon dioxide emission barrier. He noted that Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine “has a habit of taking expectations of what a petrol engine can deliver and turning them upside down.”

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