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More than 100,000 EcoBoost engines now produced every month, with a target of 1.2 million for 2013, up more than 60 percent from 2012.
Ford Motor Company has celebrated a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two million have been produced globally since Ford launched EcoBoost in 2009.
“Ford EcoBoost delivers great performance with lower fuel bills, a recipe that is proving incredibly popular with consumers everywhere,” said Ford’s representative. “EcoBoost engines are attracting new customers to the Ford brand every day, and the dealerships are working hard to keep up with demand.”
A Ford Escape powered by the two millionth production EcoBoost – a 2.0-liter unit – rolled off the line at Ford’s Louisville, Ky., assembly line in a Ford Escape.
EcoBoost technology combines smaller overall size with turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing to bring customers outstanding performance and fuel economy. Ford EcoBoost engines deliver up to 20% better fuel economy than larger displacement gasoline engines.
Better fuel efficiency—and lower fuel bills—are the top reasons for surging sales of optional EcoBoost engines. At today’s gas prices, the EPA’s fuel economy website estimates an average annual fuel bill of $3,400 for a 2009 Ford F-150 2WD with a 5.4-liter V8 engine, but only $3,000 for a 2013 F-150 2WD with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. At this rate, a consumer would save an estimated $4,000 over a vehicle life of 10 years and 150,000 miles.
Have you experienced the power the EcoBoost puts down?