EcoBlue will serve as Ecoboost's diesel counterpart; 2.0-litre unit will replace the 2.2 TDCi engines used across the Ford range

Ford has revealed a new 2.0-litre ‘EcoBlue’ diesel engine, which will replace the current 2.2 TDCi unit. The EcoBlue is designed to pre-empt Euro 6 regulations that will come into effect in September.

Following the introduction of the 2.0-litre engine, a 1.5-litre version will be added to the line-up for use in entry-level versions of Ford models such as the Mondeo, Focus, C-Max, B-Max and Fiesta.

The EcoBlue engine comes in six different states of tune: 98bhp, 104bhp, 128bhp and 168bhp, as well as 197bhp and 237bhp versions that will most likely appear in performance-focused models such as the diesel variant of the Focus STFord also claims that 20% more torque is available from as low as 1250rpm over the 2.2 TDCi powerplant the EcoBlue replaces.

Ford claims the new engine weighs 10-15kg less than the TDCi engine. These developments also allow the EcoBlue motor to take up less space.

Transit vans will be the first to get the new EcoBlue engine, before it makes its way into the larger cars in Ford’s range, such as the Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy, as well as potentially the upcoming Edge SUV and commercially orientated Ranger and Tourneo models.

In the Transit, Ford claims to have improved emissions by more than 10% with the new engine, as well as improving fuel economy by 13%.

The brand claims that the turbocharged EcoBlue engines, which were developed in the UK and Germany, will be an "unrivalled package of fuel efficiency, performance and refinement".

 

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27 April 2016
If I ran a car company I wouldn't spend R&D money on diesels, I'd focus on petrol hybrids. The writing is on the wall, Rudolf.

27 April 2016
275not599 wrote:

If I ran a car company I wouldn't spend R&D money on diesels, I'd focus on petrol hybrids. The writing is on the wall, Rudolf.

I presume you'd do massive cheap poorly engineered V8's as well and make sure the next family hatch could take one.

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27 April 2016
...thing to write. I blame 'Care in the Community'.

winniethewoo wrote:
275not599 wrote:

If I ran a car company I wouldn't spend R&D money on diesels, I'd focus on petrol hybrids. The writing is on the wall, Rudolf.

I presume you'd do massive cheap poorly engineered V8's as well and make sure the next family hatch could take one.

27 April 2016
If 275 ran a car company it would not be for long as any company that failed to produce what their customers wanted, diesels, would soon go out of business throughout Europe. Even the gas guzzling Americans are beginning to fall in love with the economy and huge range provided by diesels in their cars and pickups. When was the last time any manufacturer fitted a petrol engine to any commercial vehicle in Europe, a long time ago now.

27 April 2016
Campervan wrote:

If 275 ran a car company it would not be for long as any company that failed to produce what their customers wanted, diesels, would soon go out of business throughout Europe. Even the gas guzzling Americans are beginning to fall in love with the economy and huge range provided by diesels in their cars and pickups. When was the last time any manufacturer fitted a petrol engine to any commercial vehicle in Europe, a long time ago now.

And yet Lexus sales are up in Europe

27 April 2016
Campervan wrote:

If 275 ran a car company it would not be for long as any company that failed to produce what their customers wanted, diesels, would soon go out of business throughout Europe. Even the gas guzzling Americans are beginning to fall in love with the economy and huge range provided by diesels in their cars and pickups. When was the last time any manufacturer fitted a petrol engine to any commercial vehicle in Europe, a long time ago now.

And yet Lexus sales are up in Europe

27 April 2016
275not599 wrote:

If I ran a car company I wouldn't spend R&D money on diesels, I'd focus on petrol hybrids. The writing is on the wall, Rudolf.

Fords development of this engine is in the final stages and started several years ago way before any of this last couple of months diesel stories hit the press.

27 April 2016
Is this an old article?


27 April 2016
Nearly every report I read about Ford's Ecoboost 1.0 3 cylinder job was very positive. The reality was, those engines are no where near as efficient as the manufacturer or the press claimed, in fact the 1.6 the 1.0T replaced was more economical (in my Fiesta anyway). And it's the same story with the 1.5T Whilst no doubt the environment benefits, our wallets don't - Ford's mpg returns seem to get worse. So let's hope this new engine bucks the trend. I'm sick of the popular press being wax lyrical about Fords claims about these new engines when in the real world, they fall well short of their predecessor let alone the opposition.

27 April 2016
scotty5 wrote:

Nearly every report I read about Ford's Ecoboost 1.0 3 cylinder job was very positive. The reality was, those engines are no where near as efficient as the manufacturer or the press claimed, in fact the 1.6 the 1.0T replaced was more economical (in my Fiesta anyway). And it's the same story with the 1.5T Whilst no doubt the environment benefits, our wallets don't - Ford's mpg returns seem to get worse. So let's hope this new engine bucks the trend. I'm sick of the popular press being wax lyrical about Fords claims about these new engines when in the real world, they fall well short of their predecessor let alone the opposition.

While I agree Fords numbers are way off, I had a 1.0L and a 1.6 Focus, and thought the 1.0L was better all around, in power and fuel consumption.

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