Ford EcoBoost Fuel Economy | Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Imagine getting 20% better fuel economy and a 15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over Ford's traditional engines. With EcoBoost engine technology, Ford's engineers met the challenge to produce a powerful, yet fuel-efficient turborcharged engine that replaces the current lineup of Ford motors. Their latest and most celebrated achievement in car and truck fuel economy took years of intensive research and development, but paid off in the form of the Ford EcoBoost engine, available at Grapevine Ford as the quintessential direct gasoline injected motor. Engines like the one found in the Ford EcoBoost F150 have benefited from high-performance upgrades and raw, turbocharged power.
Consider the following: a six-cylinder EcoBoost F-150 can produce the results of a typical eight-cylinder engine, and a four-cylinder produces like a six, giving you maximum power and more torque, all while offering substantially improved gas mileage.
So how does EcoBoost technology improve Ford F150 fuel economy? Dual water-cooled turbochargers take excess energy from the engine's exhaust and utilize it to rotate a turbine wheel which is coupled to an air compressor to significantly increase the Ford EcoBoost's per-liter output. While turbocharged engines aren't typically known for their gas-saving capabilities, the EcoBoost features fully machined direct gasoline injection and a Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) system, which augments Ford F150 fuel economy and largely increases overall performance.