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What is Ford EcoBoost?

Ford EcoBoost

The Ford EcoBoost Engine

To an EcoBoost engine, every drop of fuel is precious. So precious that it reduces fuel consumption and makes a serious reduction in CO2 emissions. Every EcoBoost engine features turbochargers for a power that far exceeds engine size. Exhaust gases are used for turbocharging, which pushes more highly compressed air into the engine and give a huge boost to their power, all of which is usually wasted in an old engine. For instance, a 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine can deliver an impressive performance up to 140PS, similar to an older, heavier 1.6 litre petrol engine.

This innovative and effective way of using fuel means EcoBoost engines use only the bare minimum amount of fuel needed.

Power & performance

The turbo also creates a great spread of torque. This makes EcoBoost engines flexible on open roads, with fewer gear changes needed. High torque is delivered even at low revs which means you get immediate, responsive power whenever you need to accelerate – such as overtaking a long, slow lorry.

The Award winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine is available with 100PS, 125PS and 140PS power outputs. It’s been joined by a 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 litre versions, with specially-tuned 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine for performance. The 1.0 litre EcoBoost is also used to power our Fiesta rally cars throughout the world, while the 1.6 litre engine powers our F4 racing.

EcoBoost engines are also available on the following models: Fiesta, EcoSport, Focus, C-MAX, Mondeo, Tourneo Connect, Transit Courier and Transit Connect.

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How does a Ford EcoBoost Engine work?

The Ford EcoBoost technology combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging, and variable valve timing, to enable reduced fuel consumption by up to 20% with no loss of performance.

The EcoBoost engines are made up of clever components and technology to help lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. There's a water-cooled exhaust manifold to reduce exhaust temperatures and to cut down on the need for extra doses of fuel to keep things cool and detonation-free.

The videos help to explain how the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine works, with a glimpse at the EcoBoost Formula Ford Racecar at the Nürburgring in Germany.

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