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Unread 09-22-2009, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default Ford announces 2.0-liter EcoBoost for 2010

Looks pretty strong for a 4 banger

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According to Hinds, the four will be rated at about 230 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the current V6 is rated at 240 hp but only 223 lb-ft of torque with a peak at 4,300 rpm. The EcoBoost reaches its torque peak below 2,000 rpm and stays there until about 5,500 rpm.

Like the current V6 EcoBoost, the new engine uses direct fuel injection and turbocharging to achieve its impressive output. A first for the new engine is twin independent variable cam timing. Both the intake and exhaust cams are adjustable independent of each other.
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Loose the grill, ford. Give us something that looks good, lol.
This looks promising.
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What's this "ecoboost" thing do anyway?
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EcoBoost’s combination of direct injection and turbocharging mitigates the traditional disadvantages of downsizing and boosting 4- and 6-cylinder engines, giving customers both superior performance as well as fuel economy.

With direct injection, fuel is injected into each cylinder of an engine in small, precise amounts. Compared to conventional port injection, direct injection produces a cooler, denser charge, delivering higher fuel economy and performance.


How Ford EcoBoost technology works
When combined with modern-day turbocharging – which uses waste energy from the exhaust gas to drive the turbine – direct injection provides the best of both worlds: the responsiveness of a larger-displacement engine with fewer trips to the gas pump.

Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, for example, can deliver upwards of 340-plus lb.-ft. of torque across a wide engine range – 2,000 to 5,000 rpm versus 270 to 310 lb.-ft of torque for a conventional naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V-8 over the same speed range. At the same time, this V-6 gives customers an approximate 2 mpg improvement and emits up to 15 percent fewer CO2 emissions to the environment.

Direct injection coupled with turbocharging allows for the downsizing of engines that deliver improved torque and performance. A small 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine has the capability of producing more torque than a larger 4-cylinder engine – nearly an entire liter larger in displacement – with better fuel efficiency.

The real-world fuel economy benefit is consistent no matter the drive cycle, meaning the engine is efficient in the city as well as on the highway – unlike hybrids, which are most efficient in stop-and-go traffic. In addition, customers who tow and haul – and have long turned to more expensive diesel powertrains for their superior towing capabilities – can find the engine performance they need from an EcoBoost powertrain.

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its going to be ruined by the semi-auto/auto-stick transmission.
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its going to be ruined by the semi-auto/auto-stick transmission.
How so?
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How so?
He's probably a Manual fan. Let's face it though. When you design a car for the American public, you design it for guys who just drive to get from point A to B, and women who don't know how to drive manual.

The guys that want the 5 speed can go buy the sport coupe.

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Autostick doesn't have a clutch, I think a girl can handle that. lol
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So basically, they shrink the displacement and turbocharge the crap out of it? That's what they do with semis too don't they?
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This is bull**** man. They are changing the whole concept of a turbo. When you say "Oh I drive a turbo", you don't want people to think "Oh, that's economical" or "How friendly to the environment" you want them to think "Damn, that guy drives a turbo, he gotta love his speed!". Also there is another issue. A high strung 4 banger is not the same as a big V8. They are both totally different experiences. If I wanna have an 8 litre normally aspirated V8 then I wanna have that. If I wanna have a small turbo then I wanna have that. I don't wanna have one replacing the other.

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