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2014 Ford fiesta in the USA to get 1.0 Ecoboost engine

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:40 PM
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2014 Ford fiesta in the USA to get 1.0 Ecoboost engine

Besides announcing the sale of the 500,000th Ford EcoBoost equipped model, FoMoCo confirmed today that it will be bringing the smallest engine ever, to the United States. The company will start selling its 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine in the United States with the new 2014 Ford Fiesta that will go on sale next year.

While the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine is the smallest engine available in its class, it delivers a strong 123-hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.

“Customers are going to be pleasantly surprised at what the smallest member of the EcoBoost engine family can do,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president of Powertrain Engineering. “Most customers are not going to be thinking about the number of cylinders under the hood when they drive the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost Fiesta. They’ll notice an extremely smooth and quiet idle, terrific acceleration accompanied by a sporty sound at high revs, and – most importantly – outstanding fuel economy.”

Pricing has not been announced yet, but Ford said adding an EcoBoost costs about $995 on most of its vehicles.
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:39 PM
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Wow, that's interesting.

Such a small motor, but putting out decent numbers...especially in torque!

Interested to see how the reliability of this engine compares to other similarly-sized engines....
 
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:26 AM
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Makes a lot of sense. Direct injection really is the future, in a few years port FI will go the way of carburetors, as in bye bye.
 
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I would be interested. I would also like Fiat's TwinAir two-cyl, but of course, the 90hp or whatever is completely insufficient to drive safely in America. I think it's hard for the Italians to understand this, living as they do in villages that would fit comfortably in an American interstate cloverleaf, but that cloverleaf requires you to shed and then acquire a fair amount of speed while juggling merging.

Owning a Fit, I'm clearly comfortable with less pep than the average person, but even I would admit I would not want something any slower. :)

The Fiesta output looks amazing. My HOPE is that reliability will not repeat the 80s turbo fiasco - the lack of computer control and customer hatred put turbo development back by decades, and I really do think that turbos are a good way to increase the efficiency of cars. You carry around a lot less weight, have fewer moving parts (less friction), but can achieve the same or more power. A win-win, unless it blows up at 60k miles :P

How old are the oldest Ecoboosts now?
 
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Read about it a while back in car n driver.

2012 Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost First Drive – Review – Car and Driver

Personally, I like that companies are being innovative, but I wouldn't spend my hard earn $ on this 3 banger. Very complicated set up seems like it will be more prone to fail and even hard to work on.

Worse, is that in the initial test drive, they only archived 32 mpg in real world driving, 10 seconds 0-60 times,....

No for me.
 
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:14 PM
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Could have been a contender, but another one bites the dust with those numbers. How the hell do I drive like I do, get that mileage.. on z rated 205s? Simplicity is better, and our cars are honed from many years of developing the sohc vtec engine, though we will all be driving DI cars eventually, I'm sure. Torks.
 
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The B16A, which was introduced in 1987, was EXTREMELY reliable when it was a "new and untested" technology. As a matter of fact, the engine went just about unchanged (outside of ECU changes and emission controls) for over 10 years.

The only question is, did they get it right out of the gate? Time will tell... but just because it is new doesn't mean bad.
 
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Originally Posted by Shora View Post
Worse, is that in the initial test drive, they only archived 32 mpg in real world driving, 10 seconds 0-60 times,....

No for me.
I wonder in the Fiesta with the difference in weight versus the Focus would these numbers improve? Also is there much weight difference in the1.0 versus 1.6l?
 
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If it turns out pretty good, I could see them swapped in smart cars.
 
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I remember Jalopnik had a writeup where the guys at Ford managed to fit the EcoBoost 1.0L engine inside cabin luggage not too long ago. It's that small. Amazing considering that in hi-po Fiesta ST form the same engine will kick out 197 crank HP.

My only real question is how much more power will the mill make when tuners get their hands on it. Should make for interesting reading...
 
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:19 PM
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If it turns out pretty good, I could see them swapped in smart cars.
Not 100% sure about this or if things have changed for the US, but don't the Smart ForTwos run a 0.7L mill? No snark intended just curious :-)
 
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:29 PM
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I was just reading about the Fiesta ST. It will get the 1.6L eco boost. 197 bhp/214 lb-ft.

If they sell it with the Recaro seats for under $20,000, I'm in.
 
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