Ford's EcoBoost V6 Engine Debuts on 2010 Lincoln MKS

Ford's future in terms of engine development is now here, as the manufacturer announced the 3.5l EcoBoost V6 engine, produced at the Cleveland engine plant is now featured on the 2010 Lincoln MKS. The vehicle is the company's first to boast such an engine. It is the first step towards the 2013 goal of having more than 90 percent of the vehicles produced by Ford powered by such an engine.

We are committed to delivering fuel economy leadership in every new vehicle,” Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development said in a release. “We do this with affordable technology that can be applied to the widest number of vehicles. EcoBoost is an important component of that goal."

The engine on the MKS produces 355 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 ft.-lb. of torque from 1,500 to 5,250 rpm and can be run on regular fuel. The Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost will deliver at least 17 mpg in the city (13.8l/100 km) and at least 24 mpg on the highway (9.8l/100 km).

We’re delighted with how well the Lincoln MKS has been received. Customers have really responded to the vehicle’s balanced combination of luxury, comfort and performance,” Pete Reyes, chief nameplate engineer added. “Adding the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 is another great enhancement to our luxury sedan. We now can deliver V-8 power without sacrificing fuel economy.

But that is not all to the EcoBoost. Using the turbochargers, the energy from the exhaust is recovered and transformed into additional power. This is done by forcing more air into the engine and increasing the air pressure via a compressor.

"Our EcoBoost engines offer more power and better fuel economy,” said Brett Hinds, EcoBoost design manager. “It’s all part of Ford’s strategy to bring adaptable powertrain technology to all kinds of vehicles and all kinds of lifestyles. This technology is affordable and applicable to all gasoline engines.

For a complete description of how the EcoBoost engine works, follow this link.
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