Ford Product Chief Says Four-Cylinder F-150 Possible

Four-Cylinder F-150

Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president of global product development, continues to affirm a four-cylinder EcoBoost F-150 is possible, according to Automotive News.

Ford EcoBoost engines use high-pressure direct gas injection and turbocharging to get better performance and up to 20 percent better fuel economy than larger-displacement engines. V-6 engines are said to perform like V-8s, and four-cylinder engines are said to perform as if they had six cylinders.

Our sources say the four-cylinder F-150 program is very much alive and under active development for 2013. It will likely be available only for the two-door regular cab F-150, where it would work best for light-duty commercial applications.

Comments

It would be great to see the ecoboost engine in the Ranger, preferably before they decide to axe it.

I'd like to see the Ranger get a crew-cab (as is sold in Latin America) and a small diesel engine like the Mahidra. 30+ mpg and the reliability of a diesel, people would buy it, no doubt. I don't understand why GM and Ford don't sell their international mid-size's and compacts here in the US with the diesel option.

They should stop screwing around and do the only right and logical thing, which is to drop in a diesel.
Diesel would also result in 20% better fuel mileage and there are good small diesels readily available being used all over the world, but for some reason i think there are some shady players behind the scenes and they are determined to to whatever it takes to prevent diesels from becaming a viable option, forcing this complicated "new" technology down our throats giving it flashy names like EcoBoost, appealing to all the envirionmental nazis out there...

currently the foreign diesels can't meet US emissions requirements.



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