Ford introduces new fuel-efficient engine

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

The first Ford Motor Co. plant to make a new line of fuel-efficient engines will help the company deliver the kind of fuel economy that customers demand, officials said Friday.

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josiah p

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Feb 28, 2009
 
it does not sound very efficient to me.
ni ssan

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Feb 28, 2009
 
Considering my 03 altima get 35 mpg and this is 2009 where did the mpg go? They can do better and they know it.
Graham

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Feb 28, 2009
 
Is this a typo?

The new EcoBoost engine will get an estimated 25 to 26 miles per gallon on the highway and 18 to 20 miles per gallon in city driving.

My VW Golf gets 40 MPG in the city and I drove to DC and back on a tank.
Communist Clam

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Feb 28, 2009
 

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Stop the apples to oranges comparisons. An '88 Chevy Sprint gets 55 mpg. So what?

These new engines are putting out 2-3 times the power and pushing around cars weighing 1000-1500 lbs more.

I'll bet the specific fuel consumption is better than an 03 Altima and as good or better than an 04 TDI.

Working the same magic on a smaller 4 cyl and in a lighter car will likely produce higher mpg numbers. Maybe even as good as that '88 Sprint. ;)

It's good to see the Cleveland Plant open again.
American

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Feb 28, 2009
 
Now all we need is people to buy the new cars with the new engines. This damn depression is going to ruin everything!!!
Graham

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Feb 28, 2009
 
@Communist Clam
Ok, that makes sense and it is something to be proud of in a way. I would love to see Ford in the US selling something with similar efficiency to the lines that Ford in Europe sell.

I agree that if you are going to sell a big vehicle with a powerful engine then increasing the efficiency of that line is as relevant as anything else. Every little helps.

Yes, it's great to see the Cleveland plant open.
Communist Clam

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Feb 28, 2009
 
I wonder if that engine would fit the Fusion.

Fusion SHO anyone?
Communist Clam

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Feb 28, 2009
 
Graham wrote:
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Ok, that makes sense and it is something to be proud of in a way. I would love to see Ford in the US selling something with similar efficiency to the lines that Ford in Europe sell.
I agree that if you are going to sell a big vehicle with a powerful engine then increasing the efficiency of that line is as relevant as anything else. Every little helps.
Yes, it's great to see the Cleveland plant open.
I have heard the Ford Europe cars are too expensive for the US market. Too bad, there are some good Fords over there that could compete with the Japanese compacts and VW.
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Feb 28, 2009
 
Ford is bringing the from Europe in the summer of 09 as a 2010,and its supposedly going to get 40 per,Thats a very popular,good quality car in Europe!
eric

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Feb 28, 2009
 
sorry gang its the Ford Fiesta!
Chris

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Mar 2, 2009
 
FYI, the new Taurus is a European Ford model. The Mondeo. The Euro focus is also slated to come to America.

Also this article is very poorly written. The MPG figures they give are for the 3.5 liter V6 model that produces 365hp. Not the 4cyl model that will be produced at this refitted plant.

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