- Ford will introduce nine new or upgraded engines and six
new transmissions in North America this year as part of a five-year
effort to overhaul its entire global powertrain portfolio, which totals
60 new powertrains
- Ford’s all-new normally aspirated 2.0-liter direct injection engine will power the 2012 Focus in North America
will bring state-of-the-art fuel-saving technology, including twin
independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT), direct injection, six-speed
and dual clutch transmissions to its smallest and most affordable cars
- Ford improved fleet-wide fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions more than any
other automaker in the last five years
Ford Motor Company will introduce nine new
or upgraded engines and six new transmissions in North America in 2010
as part of a five-year effort to overhaul its entire global powertrain
The push began in 2008 and continues through 2013 and includes 60
new or significantly upgraded engines, transmissions and transaxles
globally over the five year period.
One of the advanced and fuel-efficient North American powertrains is
the 2012 Ford Focus’ all-new normally aspirated 2.0-liter direct fuel
injection engine, the first of its kind in a Ford vehicle in North
“Ford is delivering on our commitment to lower emissions, improve
fuel economy and deliver the highest quality powertrains in the
industry,” said Barb Samardzich, Ford vice president, Powertrain
Engineering. “We are making this happen with one of the most ambitious
powertrain upgrades ever undertaken by Ford. By the end of 2010, nearly
all of Ford’s North American engines will have been upgraded or
replaced since 2008.”
North American launches
In 2010, Ford will launch new engines and transmissions in Fiesta,
Mustang, Super Duty and F-150. These new powertrains are expected to
propel each vehicle to best-in-segment in fuel economy.
Fiesta’s Ti-VCT 1.6-liter engine and PowerShift dual clutch
transmission will deliver an estimated 40 mpg on the highway, topping
both Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.
Mustang’s new Ti-VCT 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 delivers the
class-leading performance and fuel economy Mustang buyers expect. The
2011 Mustang V-6 with six-speed automatic will deliver at least 30 mpg
on the highway. No other V-6 powered sports coupe in the world delivers
this level of performance and fuel economy, regardless of price.
Mustang GT gets a new 5.0-liter V-8 that cranks out a 412 total
horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque yet delivers at least 25 mpg on
the highway – better than any competitor.
Both versions of the Mustang get all new fuel-saving manual and automatic six-speed transmissions.
Spring also marks the arrival of an all-new Ford-designed-and-built
Super Duty diesel truck engine. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8
turbocharged diesel powerhouse is expected to lead the class in fuel
economy towing, hauling, horsepower and torque.
With its advanced emissions systems, the new 6.7-liter diesel engine
also will run cleaner than the outgoing model. The 2011 Super Duty also
gets a new 6.2-liter gasoline engine.
Even as they concentrate on improving powertrain performance, Ford
engineers continue to reduce engine and transmission weight. For
example, the new Super Duty diesel and transmission together are185
pounds lighter than the outgoing powertrain.
With its novel features such as a “live drive” Power Take Off (PTO)
and rugged TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission, Super Duty will
remain the most capable workhorse in the segment.
Ford: Driving powertrain innovations into the market
Other new Ford powertrains coming in 2010 include an EcoBoost 3.5-liter
V-6 for the F-150. The EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged engine
delivers the thrust and performance feel of a V-8, with the fuel
efficiency of a V-6. Current EcoBoost-equipped models are delivering up
to a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy and a 15 percent reduction
in CO2 emissions versus larger-displacement engines.
By 2013, Ford plans to offer EcoBoost engines on 90 percent of its
product lineup with annual volume of vehicles with EcoBoost at 1.3
Toward the end of the year, a new 2.0-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder for
the next-generation Focus will mark the first introduction of a
normally aspirated direct injection engine to the powertrain lineup.
The all new engine will launch on the 2012 Focus in North America.
Ford: America’s fuel economy leader
No automaker has posted a larger fleet-wide gain in fuel economy in the
past five years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency,
Ford’s combined car and truck fuel economy has improved nearly 20
percent since 2004 – almost double the next closest competitor.
Additionally, Ford’s tailpipe CO2 emissions are declining. Ford’s
2009 fleet-wide average is down approximately 9 percent from 2008.
“We are focused on sustainable technology solutions that can be used
not for hundreds or thousands of cars, but for millions of cars,
because that’s how Ford will truly make a difference,” said Samardzich.
Scheduled for 2010 are:
1.6-liter Fiesta I-4
6-speed automatic FWD
2.0-liter Focus DI I-4
6-speed PowerShift Fiesta
2.0-liter Ecoboost I-4
6-speed PowerShift Focus
3.5-liter F-150 EcoBoost V-6
6-speed manual Mustang
3.7-liter Mustang V-6
6-speed automatic Mustang
5.0-liter Mustang V-8
6-speed automatic TorqShift Super Duty
5.4-liter Shelby GT 500 V-8
6.2-liter Super Duty (gas)
6.7-liter Super Duty Power Stroke