The answer to the question, “What is EcoBoost?” lies in the name itself: “Eco” meaning environmentally friendly, and “Boost” meaning to improve, increase, or assist. The engine ranges from three to six cylinders, and each configuration includes direct-injection, variable timing, and exhaust driven power.
How does It Work?
The EcoBoost engine utilizes three technologies:
- Direct injection enables multiple injections per combustion cycle, improving the vehicle’s fuel economy. Direct injection results in better MPG, with less fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
- Variable camshaft timing consists of electronically controlled hydraulic valves that ensure your engine always has enough air to deliver peak performance, without wasting any air.
- Exhaust driven power is the process that converts exhaust gases into mechanical energy. Utilizing the excess exhaust gases by injecting these fumes as air into the EcoBoost engine during fuel consumption maximizes efficiency.
What kind of EcoBoost is in my Ford?
The twin-turbocharged 3.5L motor has become the base engine for the F-150. A potent combination of efficiency and power, the 3.5L, six-cylinder EcoBoost engine allows the F-150 to maintain optimal performance at all times. The 2.7L V6 EcoBoost, another of the options available for the F-150, is capable of producing 325 horsepower and 375 lb./ft. of torque. Whether you use your F-150 for work, for daily use, or you are an active off-roader, you will find a viable option to suit your needs.
For the 2018 model year, Ford has made the EcoBoost the sole alternative to the V8. The 2018 Mustang EcoBoost is a formidable counterpart to the V6 or V8. It has an output 310 HP and increased 350 lb./ft. of torque. Additionally, the 2.3L allows the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost to go 0-60 MPH in less than five seconds.
The 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost engine is a greener alternative to the V8 that does not compromise either power or efficiency.
The Focus ST equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine quickly gained notoriety throughout the autocross landscape as well as in other performance driving circles. The turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost engine found in the Focus ST is rated at 252 HP and 270 lb./ft. of torque delivering a 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds.
The Ford Fiesta ST features a 1.6L EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine that makes 197 HP and 202 ft./lb. of torque. The Fiesta ST packs a lot of power into a small package and combined with the EcoBoost technology, it definitely delivers a unique driving experience.
Ford looked at the ST features and decided to take them up a notch. The result is the high-performance Focus RS equipped with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine with an output of 345 horsepower and 325 lb./ft. of torque. The RS is basically an ST on steroids. If you want the full capabilities of the EcoBoost engine but at a more affordable price than a Mustang or an F-150, then a hot hatch is just right for you.
Ford has redefined “eco-friendly” so that you no longer have to compromise performance or fuel economy while being more environmentally conscious. Visit us or contact us at (780) 434-8411, and test out the power of the EcoBoost for yourself.