Ford pushing 1.0-liter EcoBoost in Europe

2013 Ford Mondeo

In brief: Ford hosted a "Go Further With Ford" event in Amsterdam, detailing its European plans for product acceleration, including the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

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The push will be spearheaded by the Fiesta, a top-selling European compact performance car, and the new Mondeo (pictured), which will be available with both a fuel-sipping 1.0-liter EcoBoost and in a hybrid variant.

This will be Ford's first full-hybrid offering in Europe, but the lower-cost 3-cylinder 1.0L EcoBoost is expected to be the hot seller in the model's powertrain options lineup.

The 1.0L EcoBoost will also be offered in the Fiesta later this year, as well as the EcoSport, Focus, B-Max, and C-Max.

This new engine is the most power-dense engine in production by Ford. It features twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), a low-inertia turbo that spins at 248,000 RPM, direct fuel injection, and many other next-generation technologies. All of these add up to a tiny engine footprint that produces power equivalent to high-end 4-cylinder and low-end 6-cylinder engines with far less fuel consumption and emissions.

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This engine is expected to be Ford's top-seller in Europe for its fuel sipping and power output qualities. It will likely come to the U.S. soon as well.

Photo credits: Ford

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