Sunday, 18 November 2012

You could easily carry Ford's Ecoboost 1.0L engine in a suitcase!

Ford's 1.0L Ecoboost engine, which recently won International Engine of Year award, was much of a surprise similar to when you would hear this news that the engine could be carried easily in a suitcase whereever and whenever you want.

Ford has actually transported the EcoBoost engine from Detroit to Los Angeles in such a carry-on suitcase much to the surprise of the airport security officials. So compact is the motor that it sat comfortably in the plastic tray inside which laptops and electronic gadgets are normally placed for the security check.

Despite being just 1.0L in capacity, the motor despite its size belts out 123 bhp, thanks to one of the smallest turbochargers in the world which spins at 2,48,000 rpm, providing a boost pressure of 1.2 bars.

Ford Ecoboost engine will first be powered in Fiesta sedan in US however for India, the upcoming and much awaited Ford EcoSport will be the first one to come equipped with a 1.0L Ecoboost engine.

Source - Autoblog


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