Ford Edge with EcoBoost 2.0L to Debut with Great Performance
Ford Motors’ Edge Crossover that will feature EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg highway. These figures as boasted by the automaker are the best-in-class Edge V6 fuel economy.
The new advance EcoBoost powertrain that combines gasoline direct injection and turbocharging with smaller overall displacement delivers the power of a normally aspirated V6, and the fuel efficiency of a four-cylinder engine. The company noted that the EcoBoost is attracting new and more upscale customers to the Ford showroom.
EcoBoost is a global Ford engine to provide affordable fuel efficiency for millions of drivers, while delivering the power they desire. By the end of 2011, Ford plans to build about 180,000 EcoBoost-powered vehicles in North America and by the 2013, the American automaker plans to offer EcoBoost in 90% Ford vehicles.
By adding the fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine its Edge crossover, Ford will now offer customers a choice of 13 model/powertrain variations that deliver an EPA fuel economy rating of 30 mpg or more.
These vehicles include the Ford Edge with EcoBoost, Escape Hybrid FWD and AWD, the Ford Fiesta five-speed manual, Fiesta automatic, Fiesta SFE automatic, Focus five-speed manual, Focus automatic, Focus SFE automatic, Fusion 2.5-liter automatic, Fusion Hybrid, Mustang 3.7-liter Coupe automatic and Mustang 3.7-liter Convertible automatic.
Ford noted that the advanced EcoBoost four-cylinder engine will give the optimum balance between fuel efficiency and responsive power. The powertrain will deliver a power of 240 hp and a torque of 270 lb.-ft.