Ford to Tear Down EcoBoost Engine at 2011 NAIAS
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And that's not all. As part of the tests, the engine hauled 55 tons of lumber, it ran at full throttle for 24 hours towing 11,3000 pounds and even completed the SCORE Tecate Baja 100 endurance race in Mexico. There's only purpose of this whole campaign: Ford wants to show everybody that the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that generates 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque is strong enough to face any driver out there.
“Customers will be able to see for themselves how the components fared during a regime of tests that, when taken together, are far more extreme than even the harshest-use customer could dish out,” said Jim Mazuchowski, V6 engines programs manager. “This EcoBoost truck engine received no special treatment, and now we’re going to see how it did.”
The public teardown will take place on January 15, 2011 at 11 a.m., at Ford Powertrain's NAIAS booth.
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 NAIAS, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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