SAE World Congress Visitors to Test Ford Technology

American manufacturer Ford recently announced it is planning to introduce three new four-cylinder advanced technology powertrains in the next year that will also be some of the topics Ford will discuss at SAE World Congress. The event is scheduled to take place on April 13-15 in Detroit.

The three new engines joining Ford’s portfolio include a 1.6-liter Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) Sigma I-4, a 2.0-liter direct-injection Ti-VCT Duratec I-4 and a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost I-4.

“The SAE World Congress has always been a unique opportunity to showcase our R&D and debate and discuss the application of new technologies, such as our growing family of high-tech four-cylinder engines,” Paul Mascarenas, Ford vice president of Engineering Global Product Development and general chairman of the 2010 SAE World Congress, said in a release.

“But nothing brings innovation to life better than getting behind the wheel and experiencing it firsthand. This year we are going to let our vehicles and powertrain technologies do some of the talking for us,” Mascarenas added.

 The event will include expanded ride-and-drive sessions during, as Ford is offering up the most comprehensive lineup of products and powertrains for test drives. Included are:
  • Ford Taurus SHO, with the award-winning 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid, 2010 North American Car of the Year
  • 2011 Ford Mustang, featuring the all-new all-aluminum 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V-6
  • Ford Transit Connect commercial van with fuel-efficient 2.0-liter Duratec DOHC I-4
  • A test version of Ford Focus Electric, being presented by Magna International, Ford’s vehicle development supplier and 2010 SAE World Congress Tier 1 Strategic Partner
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