BRIGHTON, Mich.- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 76% of Americans commute to work using their personal cars and trucks. Considering that these commuters are forced to brave an average commute of approximately 50 minutes roundtrip, selecting a vehicle is an important decision. Further, with the cost of gas stuck upwards of $3 a gallon, fuel-efficiency is becoming a more important consideration when picking out a new car. Ford EcoBoost Engines address the issue of rising gas costs while improving energy efficiency.
Ford’s EcoBoost gas-turbo direct-injection engine, winner of the 2012 “International Engine of the Year” for the 1.0 Liter version, provides up to 20 percent better fuel-economy, up to a 15 percent reduction in CO emissions, and offers improved engine performance over competitors. The basic principle of the EcoBoost is that it does more with less—fuel is directly injected into the combustion chamber and the exhaust excess that would otherwise be wasted is used to power a turbine. This results in a higher level of output, reduced emissions, and fewer trips to the pump.
The Ford EcoBoost Engine comes in three-cylinder, four-cylinder, and six-cylinder versions in a couple of different configurations. The three cylinder is a 1.0 liter version and the four comes in 1.6 and 2.0 liters. There is also a six-cylinder version that comes in a 3.5 liter configuration and is featured on the Ford-F150, which was named Motor Trend’s "Truck of the Year" for 2012. The EcoBoost is becoming popular with Ford F-150 customers as the turbocharged V6 creates 365 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm, 420 pound-feet of tourque @ 2500 rpm, and has a fuel-economy of 22 mpg on the highway. The EcoBoost Engine is an option on a variety of Ford vehicles. Learn more in the 2013 Ford Escape Brochure, 2013 Ford Fusion brochure, and the 2013 Ford Taurus Brochure.
Stop by to take one for a spin, Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Avenue, just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford visit BrightonFord.com or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.