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Ford's clever Ecoboost engine technology is tipped to feature in the Range Rover Evoque
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25 August 2010

Ford’s new 200bhp light-pressure turbo Ecoboost engine is tipped to be one of the key powerplants in the new Range Rover Evoque.

Land Rover won’t confirm or deny the news, but the engine is understood to currently being tested in a fleet of prototypes burning up the Nürburgring ahead of next month’s show reveal at the Paris auto show.

See the latest spy pics of the new Range Rover Evoque

The 200bhp Ecoboost should endow the Evoque with a decent turn of speed — in the Mondeo it’s capable of 0-60mph in 7.9secs and 144mph.

And it’s compatible with the Ford/Getrag six-speed dual-clutch Powershift transmission, which would give Land Rover a state-of-the art powertrain for its new baby Range Rover.

Read the full story on the new Range Rover Evoque, plus see launch pics and video

Urban drivers of the Evoque are likely to plump for this combo in large numbers, both for ease of driving and fuel economy.

Again in the Mondeo the Ecoboost is rated at 36.6mpg and 179g/km — numbers that match the stop-start diesel Freelander.

Julian Rendell

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Maxycat 25 August 2010

Re: Ecoboost for Range Rover Evoque

Autocar wrote:
Ford’s new 200bhp light-pressure turbo Ecoboost engine is tipped to be one of the key powerplants in the new Range Rover Evoque.

Land Rover won’t confirm or deny the news, but the engine is understood to currently being tested in a fleet of prototypes burning up the Nürburgring ahead of next month’s show reveal at the Paris auto show.

For this engine to be a "key" powerplant in this new model it would have to sell in better quantities than any other petrol versions of the S Max, Mondeo or indeed any existing 4 x 4 do in Europe. If it is not diesel it will not sell. Those of us who either have to pay tax on the fuel consumption of company cars or "shock horror" buy our own fuel out of already highly taxed income will never buy a petrol car that is large/heavy.

230SL 25 August 2010

Re: Ecoboost for Range Rover Evoque

Brand dilution? Do people who buy brands care? Are n't all brands the same these days, not looking further than next years balance sheet?

R32 25 August 2010

Re: Ecoboost for Range Rover Evoque

Still no mention of a V6 engine going under the bonnet of the Evoque - perhaps the 3.0 TDV6 from the current RRS? This car is badged as a Range Rover after all and will be priced accordingly, so one would have thought that a V6 would be made available instead of having all the engines as lowly four-cylinders. If Land Rover intend just offering four-cylinder engines in the Evoque but charging full whack Range Rover pricing they really are taking a risk with "brand dilution".