Once Ford's 1.5-litre Ecoboost has spread through the range, more Ecoboost three-cyclinder engines will be being sold by the brand than any other format
Steve Cropley Autocar
26 April 2017

Ford will soon be selling more Ecoboost three-cylinder engines in Europe than any other format, once the new 1.5-litre version, launched in 198bhp form on the new Fiesta ST, spreads through its range.

Ford’s Europe product development chief, Joe Bakaj, has hinted that the engine will go as far up the range as the Mondeo, for which the existing 1.0-litre engine is already used. Although it has been expanded once already, the Ecoboost triple is unlikely to get any bigger, said Bakaj.

“A capacity of 500cc per cylinder is about right for thermal efficiency,” he said. “Besides, we don’t need cars to get more powerful. We need them to get lighter.”

Ford is also about to start selling its new generation of multi-speed automatic transmissions, developed with GM, in Europe. The gearboxes will be used first in the updated Ford Mustang but are coming in the wider range.

The new gearboxes will work especially well in downsized turbocharged engines, Bakaj said. Whereas on step-off a dual-clutch gearbox must depend initially on the nonturbo low-end torque of the engine, the torque converter of the new Ford-GM multispeed gearboxes provides better assistance.

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26 April 2017
I Remember when the Ford 1.0 3 cylinder got launched, lots of abusive posters on this very website saying it fall to bits etc. Well now it's outselling all Ford diesel engine versions combined (previously mentioned)

 

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26 April 2017
xxxx wrote:

I Remember when the Ford 1.0 3 cylinder got launched, lots of abusive posters on this very website saying it fall to bits etc. Well now it's outselling all Ford diesel engine versions combined (previously mentioned)

Actually Ford sells more diesels in Europe currently than EcoBoost 3 cylinder petrol engines. If you read the Autocar article carefully Ford states EcoBoost sales will overtake sales of all other types of engines throughout their range " when the 1.5 EcoBoost is available across the range of cars".
Meanwhile Ford is introducing a diesel version of its best selling vehicle in the US, sales of 820,000 last year, the F150 truck. Probably due to the success of FCA selling Ram 1500 diesels and GM with sales of its diesel pick ups. Ford, FCA and Mercedes are pushing the sales of Transit, ProMaster and Sprinter vans in the US market all available with Diesel engines.

26 April 2017
Campervan wrote:
xxxx wrote:

I Remember when the Ford 1.0 3 cylinder got launched, lots of abusive posters on this very website saying it fall to bits etc. Well now it's outselling all Ford diesel engine versions combined (previously mentioned)

Actually Ford sells more diesels in Europe currently than EcoBoost 3 cylinder petrol engines. If you read the Autocar article carefully Ford states EcoBoost sales will overtake sales of all other types of engines throughout their range " when the 1.5 EcoBoost is available across the range of cars".
Meanwhile Ford is introducing a diesel version of its best selling vehicle in the US, sales of 820,000 last year, the F150 truck. Probably due to the success of FCA selling Ram 1500 diesels and GM with sales of its diesel pick ups. ....

Can you tell us the numbers and where you got the data that Ford sells more diesels than petrol?? They sell next to none in one of their biggest markets America, and I read about the 3 pot sales success over diesels in Autocar, if you read it. p.s. sales of diesels are still falling in the UK and are next to 0 in Asia, oh Suzuki have dropped the diesel in the new Swift and Honda haven't got one yet in the new Civic for at least 9 months

 

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26 April 2017
Damn you Cropley, mentioning three-cylinder ecoboost and Ford Mustang in the same article. My heart skipped several beats before I realized that part was about transmissions.

26 April 2017
How about a 2 litre Ecoboost "six"? I'm sure it would be smooth and powerful, compact too if it was a V. No one cares about Co2 any more!

26 April 2017
Of 500cc per cylinder, with all sorts of modular turbo petrol engines out there, 2L 4 cylinder, 1500 3 cylinder (Ford, Volvo, BMW) and 3L straight 6

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