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Ford to Offer a 2.0L EcoBoost Engine in 2011 Explorer SUV
In brief: Ford plans to offer a 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine in its 2011 Ford Explorer SUV. The new engine will have 30% better fuel efficiency with comparable power to the current V6.
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Manufacturer: Ford Motor Co
The EcoBoost I-4 engine is a 2.0L, four cylinder engine putting out power equivalent to a V6. It is EPA rated at 14mpg city/20mpg highway (16mpg combined) in the new Explorer.
That is a 30% efficiency improvement over the 2010 model. Other changes include a new body design, lighter weight, and better materials in the new Explorer.
Many engine components have been swapped for electric versions, such as the power steering assist and a faster engine warmup system.
And so ...
While still not the best, at least the SUV is getting better. This model also debuts a variable-displacement air conditioning compressor to the U.S.
Photo credits: Ford
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